Varley turns 131!

George Henry Varley with his team, circa 1886.

This month marks Varley’s 131st Birthday!

Founded in 1886 as a small plumbing and boiler-making business by George Henry Varley, the company serviced the industrial maintenance and ship repair markets in Newcastle and the Hunter.

Varley has since diversified and steadily grown to provide a comprehensive range of engineering and manufacturing services to a wide variety of major industries.

Today, Varley has a strong presence both throughout Australia and internationally, with 15 national facilities plus three sites in the USA and two in Indonesia.

Interestingly, several other major global companies were established in 1886, including:

- Coca-Cola

- Ladbrokes

- Knoll Pharmaceuticals

- Tissot

Read more about Varley’s extensive and fascinating history here:

Thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, employees and friends for helping us reach yet another birthday!