Posted on 10. May, 2017 in News

Clayton South-based business Major Furnace Australia has won the Manufacturer of the Year (Medium Business) award at the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Member for Clarinda Hong Lim today congratulated the team at Major Furnace Australia for its innovation in advanced manufacturing.

Established in 1912 as a South Yarra motor vehicle assembly and servicing business, Major Furnace Australia has transformed into a specialised manufacturer of oil burners and furnaces, process ovens and coolers, thermal oxidizers, with a significant export record.

Major Furnace Australia is also the only designer and manufacturer of cremation furnaces in Australia and provides expert services to companies in other industries to help solve specific issues with their plant and processes.

Major Furnace is dedicated to maintaining a high level of design in house, employing a highly skilled team of engineers and design draftsmen and experienced specialists across a range of trades.

The Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognise individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation.

Victoria’s world-class manufacturing industry contributes around $26 billion to the State’s economy each year and employs more than 270,000 people.

Through the Future Industries Fund, the Andrews Labor Government is working hard to create jobs and support high growth industries.

For more information about this year’s awards and Major Furnace Australia, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim

“Companies like Major Furnace Australia are helping Victoria become a hub for advanced manufacturing, driving economic activity and creating local jobs.”

“Congratulations to Major Furnace Australia on winning this manufacturing award and helping to shape the future of this important sector.”


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