Galvin Engineering is turning 90 this year.
Founded in 1930 as a small foundry business in Perth, the company has grown, evolved and prospered over the decades, becoming an Australian success story with an international profile.
While the years in between have seen some turbulence, the Galvin family has continuously readjusted and adapted to new challenges through strategic thinking and innovative decisions.
Like the time in the 40s when Roy Galvin jumped into his school bus and drove some 3,500km across the Nullarbor Plain to Victoria, to stock up on essential parts and materials that were unavailable in the West. Again, in the late 90s, Paul and Chris Galvin had to do some hard thinking to shape the company up for long term success by reorienting the business strategy to focus on specialised commercial tapware and expanding in the East.
The Galvin family is now into its 4th generation with Tim Galvin having joined the business 5 years ago, and Tom Galvin joining shortly thereafter. However, the Galvin family goes much beyond bloodline relatives with many employees working for the company for 10, 20 or even 30 years. It is a tight-knit work-family business built on strong values of Pride, Accountability and a Will Do Attitude.
Being niche and nimble with strong strategic partnerships and a clear focus on the health and safety of users and the community, the company is leading the way with product solutions that make a difference for mental health facilities, hospitals, correctional centres, aged care facilities and schools.
With both business units, Galvin Specialised and Galvin Machined Castings (GMC) going strong, Galvin Engineering will continue to offer their customers reliable Australian designed and manufactured commercial tapware, water management systems, fixtures, and machined casting solutions.