Furst Electrical wins Waste Water treatment contract!

By |March 24th, 2015|

We're excited to reveal our latest project coup for the Water Corporation of Western Australia. Furst Electrical have been engaged to design and fabricate the electrical control system for 5 x skid mounted electrical control cabinets for a vacuum pump system that will form part of a process to reuse methane to generate electricity. It [...]

Robotic Automation for Warehousing and Distribution business

By |January 23rd, 2015|

Furst Electrical completed the electrical installation for the first Australian distribution business to employ robots to pick and pack online purchases. The innovative system is the creation of Norwegian business Autostore, and is designed to increase the material handling efficiency and inventory storing capacity for warehousing and distribution businesses. […]

Why ASIO are doing a background check on me

By |October 3rd, 2014|

One of the things I love about my job is that it takes me to some interesting places. Furst is involved in a range projects for major, regional and defence airfields around the country. Accessing secure areas without an escort requires an ASIC card from ASIO. I never imagined my electrical expertise would take me on such a path. On the weekend I found myself in NSW, commissioning a new electrical control system we delivered for Orange airport. When you gaze down from the plane, airfields are lit up like Christmas trees so I thought I might share a bit of what’s going on, from an electrical control perspective. […]

Furst Electrical bags Catch of the Day Automation!

By |July 14th, 2014|

Ever bought something from Scoopon or Catch of the Day? Furst Electrical have teamed up with Swisslog to automate their warehouse and distribution facility in Melbourne. The 500k electrical automation revolutionises the way warehousing is done in Australia. It is the first of its kind in the country. Swisslog’s highly sophisticated light goods material handling solution removes picking and packing labour with impressive increases to plant efficiency. And we’re stoked to be a part of it! […]

Automation of a Melbourne Water Bottling Facility

By |June 24th, 2014|

Next time you’re walking down the aisle at the supermarket, cast your eye across the volume and assortment of different sized bottled water available. There’s stacks, literally! It’s not easy for a machine to fill a bottle of water; It needs to unload a stack of around 1250 empty bottles from a pallet and organise [...]


By |April 29th, 2014|

We have a fantastic opportunity for a full time, first or second-year apprentice to join our team. Furst Electrical is a specialist industrial electrical contracting business operating mostly around the Eastern and South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. When you work with us you will learn all aspects of this exciting trade from highly experienced, hard working industrial A Grade electricians. […]

Manufacturing an electrical control cabinet (in under 60 seconds)

By |January 30th, 2014|

Yes, we really do work this fast! ;) What you're watching is Lee and I building an electrical control cabinet using a Pilbara series IP66 enclosure. It was installed on a skid for a trade waste treatment system for a meat rendering plant in Qld. I was really impressed with the quality of this Australian [...]

Project Update! We’re pimping up the controls at 100% Bottling

By |November 8th, 2013|

If you didn’t get around to reading my last post about this project, that’s okay, I’ll forgive you. I went to Brisbane to disconnect a depalletising machine that was being moved to Melbourne. It had 20 year old electrical controls (20!). Here’s what we did to deliver a reliable and responsive system for their machinery. […]

Harleigh Kollner is a Furst Electrician!

By |October 30th, 2013|

We’re wrapped to have Harleigh Kollner join us as an A grade electrician to help Mark and the team. It’s amazing we’ve taken this long to hire Harls (actually, we tried a few times!). We know Harls from his long standing work in automation for the food and beverage industry, his intimate knowledge of control [...]

Disconnecting to Relocate a Machine

By |July 10th, 2013|

This week a few of our team started the often daunting task of disconnecting electrical controls for the relocation of a large machine. The destination is 100% bottling in Cheltenham, Victoria and the machine is currently located at Coca-cola in Brisbane. There’s a few reasons why this is not an overly straight forward move. […]