drives for industry pty ltd (dfi) was founded in 1986 by John Scrase and John Beaver, both with many years experience in the Power Transmission Industry, with the aim of supplying quality engineering and power transmission equipment to industry throughout the Goulburn and Murray Valleys. The pair had worked together elsewhere for several years and saw a need to service the rapidly growing food processing plants throughout the region.
With a commitment to customer service, quality products at competitive prices and 24 hour support to customers, many canneries, abattoirs and packing industries were turning to dfi and the company began building up an experienced sales team, supported by dedicated office staff.
By 1991 it was evident dfi would have to move to a new site to cope with the increase in business and staff numbers. A property on the corner of Old Dookie Rd and Clarke St in Shepparton was purchased, and a modern, spacious office and warehouse complex was built to see dfi into the new millennium. The team moved into their new premises on Grand Final Day, 1991.
In 1995, John Scrase retired. Employees Glen Wilson and Mick Dunne joined John Beaver as directors. In 2002, John Beaver retired and the company was owned by Glen Wilson and Mick Dunne. At the end of 2012, Mick Dunne retired and dfi is now owned and run by Glen Wilson.
The qualities the company was founded on, excellent customer service and a quality range of products with expert advice, have remained its strengths throughout the years.