30 Years for Dave Aitchison

Dave (far right) surrounded by friends and family at today's presentation ceremony.

All at Varley wish to send sincere congratulations to Dave Aitchison on reaching a remarkable 30 years of service with the company.

Dave is an integral member of the Varley team and has been part of our ongoing growth throughout the past three decades, especially in the power services and PT Varley Indonesia projects.

A company man through and through, Dave continues to go the extra mile to and perform to the highest standard to this day, and everyone at Varley thanks him for his ongoing efforts.

Dave was joined by family and colleagues during a morning tea ceremony held in his honour today, which included a gift and certificate presentation by Jeff Phillips in recognition of Dave's milestone achievement.

'Mr Aitch' in his earlier Varley years.

Jeff wins UoN Innovation Award

Varley wish to thank The University of Newcastle, Australia for awarding our Managing Director, Jeff Phillips, with the Leonard Award for Innovation at this year's Excellence in Innovation Awards.

The Awards recognise UON researchers who are true experts in their field and demonstrate a major focus on transferring their expertise into practical solutions for industry and the community.

Read the full article here: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/featured-news/excellence-in-innovation-awards

Jeff meets with Federal Ministers

Last week, Varley Group Managing Director Jeff Phillips was delighted to meet with Ministers of the Australian Federal Government in Canberra.

Discussions centred upon the future of Australian manufacturing, particularly within the Defence and Aerospace industry, and included audiences with

- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

- Defence Minister Sen The Hon Marise Payne

- Minister for Defence Industry The Hon Christopher Pyne

- Chair Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee Sen The Hon David Fawcett

- Minister for Industry The Hon Greg Hunt

Jeff was proud to represent Varley Group and the wider national manufacturing industry in such discussions and sincerely thanks all Ministers for their time.

Greater Hunter Makers Festival 2016

Come along to the exciting Greater Hunter Makers Festival tomorrow and Saturday!

When: 9am - 4pm, November 11 and 12
Where: Newcastle Jockey Club, Darling St Broadmeadow
Who: all are welcome and admission is FREE!

Varley will be exhibiting at an outdoor booth with several products on show, so please don't hesitate to visit us and find out more about the fascinating world of engineering and manufacturing.


Further details at: www.makersfestival.com.au

See you there!


HMA Wrap Up

Congratulations again to all winners and finalists of the 2016 Hunter Manufacturing Awards!

Friday evening was such a wonderful and well-deserved celebration of the many inspiring manufacturing feats the Hunter region has to boast.

Plus a special congratulations to R&R Murphy, Manufacturer of the Year!

Full list of winners at http://www.hma.org.au/hunter-manufacturing-awards-2016-winners-announced/

Hunter Manufacturing Awards 2016 - Past, Present and Future

Heading to the Hunter Manufacturing Awards tonight?

Catch Varley Electric Vehicles impressive electric superbike on display in the main foyer as part of the 'Past, Present and Future' display (here's a sneak peek).

We also wish to best of luck to all finalists for the evening! Great to be able to celebrate another year of successes for the Hunter manufacturing scene among such high quality peers.

See you there!

Congratulations on your MBA, Nick!

Congratulations from all at Varley to Nick Percy (Engineering Manager - Defence & Aerospace) on completing his Masters of Business Administration with the University of Newcastle.

Varley supported Nick throughout his studies, and so we are proud to celebrate Nick's success and witness Nick's new skills being transferred across to Varley's business operations.

Well done Nick!

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Varley turns 130!

Tomago - Honour Board Inductees






Yesterday Varley Group was delighted to celebrate our 130th Birthday with afternoon tea parties at each of our facilities around Australia.

The feature piece of the afternoon was the unveiling an Honour Board at our Tomago Head Office.

The ‘Ray Hall Memorial Honour Board’ – named after our beloved former employee of 70 years – acknowledges the following current and former employees whom have served Varley for more than 30 years throughout the our long history:

-          Raymond Hall (commenced: 1940, years: 70)

-          Edward (Ted) Bunn (commenced: 1946, years: 39)

-          Dennis Beveridge (commenced: 1965, years: 51)

-          Anthony Potter (commenced: 1965, years: 44)

-          Clement Varley (commenced: 1966, years: 34)

-          Kevin Johnston (commenced: 1967, years: 42)

-          Michael O’Rourke (commenced: 1971, years: 42)

-          Richard Hadden (commenced: 1971, years: 38)

-          William Riley (commenced: 1973, years: 34)

-          Dennis Gardiner (commenced: 1974, employed to date)

-          Kerry (Ross) Wells (commenced: 1985, employed to date)

-          Scott Foy (commenced: 1985, employed to date)

-          Andrew Henderson (commenced: 1986, years: 30)

-          Stephen Dart (commenced 1986, employed to date)

-          Brian Heslop (commenced 1986, employed to date)

-          David Aitchison (commenced 1986, employed to date)

Many of the above Honour Board inductees and their families were in attendance at the ceremony yesterday, alongside their families, current Varley employees, directors and VIP guests.

We were also delighted to host Peg Hall to unveil the Honour Board, representing her late husband Ray whom sadly passed away in 2010.

Varley are proud to celebrate such a momentous occasion together with many integral members of the company and wish to sincerely thank all whom have contributed to Varley’s success throughout the past 130 years.