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Celebrating 85 years of innovation with Interflow

Leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, is celebrating its 85th year of uplifting communities through the provision of world-class water and wastewater services.

As the company approaches this incredible milestone, its people are pausing to reflect on their journey that has been characterised by innovation, agility, and a steadfast dedication to solving customers’ problems.

Interflow is Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of trenchless pipeline infrastructure solutions.

Throughout its history, the organisation has pioneered technologies and renewal methods that have received international recognition for their industry-leading status.

From day one, the organisation’s founder, Harold ‘Bill’ Weaver, was committed to ‘challenging the status quo’. In 1936, Bill set out on a mission to support the growth of budding communities along Australia’s east coast through the construction of water, sewerage, and drainage systems for developing towns.

As a result of Bill’s ability to identify gaps in the market and develop services to meet the needs of his customers, the company was able to expand its operations across the country.

A generation-led, family-owned business

Over the years, the leadership of Interflow has been handed down from father to son, for three generations.

The organisation’s current Managing Director, Geoff Weaver, has been responsible for expanding Interflow’s operations across Australia, establishing operations in New Zealand, negotiating two 20-year exclusive Australasian licenses for spirally wound rehabilitation products, and has taken a leading role in the development of trenchless technology.

Geoff shares how the company’s ongoing success has been guided by the core values laid out by his grandfather.

“My grandfather’s ethos was simple. He was committed to challenging the status quo and finding new and better ways to do things,” he said.

“He strove to ensure that every action taken by the company, both in the way it treated its people and customers, reflected the core values of Honesty, Reliability, Competence and Respect.”

Geoff says that in addition to these values, Interflow’s success should be attributed to the commitment and dedication of its people.

“Interflow’s innovation has always been spurred by two simple questions: What do our customers need, and can we challenge ourselves to do better?” he said.

“As early as the 1990s, we pioneered the use of trenchless technology to improve project efficiency, reduce costs and minimise any impact to the environment and community.”

As the company prepares for its anniversary celebrations throughout November, Geoff reflects on what the future may have in store.

“One thing is for sure: we will continue to grow, innovate, and challenge ourselves to be our best every day,” he said.

“As we celebrate this incredible milestone, we look forward to the next 85 years of supporting our customers and uplifting communities with pipeline infrastructure solutions for generations to come.”

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