John Galea founded Johnny Farming Company in 1976. He took over a cane farm that had been in his family since his parents bought the land in the 1950s. Realising the times were changing, John decided to move his business into the trucking industry in the 1980s.
Buoyed by that success, John continued to diversify, selling and repairing tractors for clients in Mackay and nearby areas. By 2000, his business was selling earthmoving tyres and other utility vehicle tyres. In 2005, John realised it was time to set up an office in China, as it was the best place to source affordable and high-quality products for his clients.
The past 10 to 15 years have seen Johnny Farming Company expand into various product categories, selling party supplies, recycled equipment, car tyres, irrigation equipment, fencing supplies and other farming equipment. We will continue to diversify and expand as we seek to meet the needs of our Mackay clients.