Frontline is an engineering based company who supply Automotive and Defence products to OEM’s/Primes. The company provides full design and engineering services using the latest CAE systems. All products are manufactured to Australian or International standards. Frontline Australasia has an excellent track record in meeting quality, schedule, cost and the safety requirements of customers, and we regard ourselves as a “high innovation” company. Frontline Australasia has approximately 125 employees and sales revenue of approximately AU$50 million.

Company History

1988
Founded as an aerospace machining company supplying to Boeing Australia

1989
Appointed as the Australasian agent for Curtis Wright Controls Engineering Systems- Indal, designer and manufacturer of helicopter landing systems and ship hanger doors for Navy ships

1990
NATA – National Association of Testing Authority accreditation

1991
Established the Australasian Licensing Agreement with Barthel Armaturen of Germany for marine valve technology

1992
Won the Royal Australian Navy contracts to supply helicopter landing systems, hanger doors, decoy winches and valves for the ANZAC ship, class-FFH (10ships)

1992
Purchased Kerr Engineering, manufacturer of tow bars for GM-Holden

1993
Purchased the Ford Australia tow bar operations in Ballarat, regional Victoria

1993
Awarded Victoria Small Business Award

2003
Won the contract to supply valves to the Royal Malaysian Navy-patrol vessel program

2003
Achieved ISO 9001 International Quality Management System Certificate

2004
Achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Quality Management Certificate

2007
Consolidated all plants to a single site

2008
Awarded the Victoria Premiers Innovation Company of the Year

2008
Appointed as a Toyota development company

2009
Finalised agreement with the CSIRO to commercialise the manufacture of seamless, cold spray titanium pipe for global distribution

2009
Awarded in the top three automotive suppliers in Australia as judged by Ford, GM-Holden and Toyota

2011
Aquired by Abcor group, industry leader in fabrication and assembly of steel, aluminum and stainless steel parts.


ISO 9001 International Quality
Management System Certificate


ISO 14001 Environmental Quality
Management Certificate


National Association of Testing
Authority Accreditation