Who we are
Australia’s oldest Bullbar Manufacturer! Australian Made then…Australian Made still.
East Coast Bullbars have been the original manufacturer of Alloy Bullbars in Australia since 1971. Credited as being the first Bullbar Manufacturer in Australia, ECB has built a reputation as Australia’s leading Frontal Protection experts. Our motivation is to create The World’s Best Alloy Bullbars and almost 50 years later ECB is still proudly 100% Made in Australia. Whereas most other Bullbar manufacturers have gone offshore to factories in China or Thailand to manufacture their frontal protection products. Manufacturing in Australia enables us to have complete control on quality, enable ECB to be first to market, and react rapidly to model changes, safety upgrades or ANCAP requirements.
With an in-house Research & Development department being able to cater for over 3 new vehicles per month, we expect to see around 40 new vehicles roll through our business this year. ECB is a highly respected Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturer with our knowledge and expertise that just can’t be equalled. Still located on the Redcliffe Peninsula, North of Brisbane, ECB employs over 95 people across the 14,000 square metre facility that is home to 20 welding bays, a fully functioning polishing facility, a powder coating plant, four separate warehouses, 3 x CNC Plasma Cutters, 2 x CNC Routers, a state-of-the-art Mandrel pipe bender, and countless other machinery. Our continual reinvestment back into the business and the Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing industry with our cutting-edge manufacturing and facilities has positioned ECB as a key player in a very competitive market competing with products imported from abroad.
Our passionate employees strive to manufacture and deliver all our products on time, right the first time, without any compromise. We’re so confident that we offer a lifetime warranty on all our Australian Made frontal protection products. We continue to support our long list of local supply chain partners with the majority of materials and services from locally sourced Queensland companies and contractors. These guiding principles have formed part of our DNA and make us who we are.
ECB's Fully Welded Construction
ECB fully welds our channel sections, centre tubes, and shoulder tubes with gusseted bracing to create a solid one-piece construction with less points of failure. No bolts here!
Custom Designed Mounting systems
Every mount is custom designed and manufactured to suit each vehicle. These mounts are created from 8mm plasma cut steel, providing a perfect fit to your vehicle for the strength needed to provide a solid construction for a lifetime of trouble free motoring...in any environment.
Strength in Design and Materials
ECB's prides its self on developing bars that adds maximum protection while adding minimal weight. East Coast Bullbars achieve this in a number of ways: First in materials, using a high-tensile structural grade Alloy. Second in design, using a one piece channel, fully welded construction, gusseted bracing and industry leading material thickness.
Maximum Percission & Efficency
ECB employs two Kinetic Hi-Def CNC Plasma cutters to ensure maximum precision and efficiency. An exacting measure is required to make The World's Best Alloy Bullbar!
Insist on ECB
East Coast Bullbars are the leading manufacturer of alloy frontal protection products, which are designed and manufactured right here in Australia.
East Coast Bullbars utilise a Hi-Tensile alloy, which are industry leading in thickness and strength that have been proven in our products for over 48 years.
Our frontal protection products are designed and built to maximise strength and protection in the event of an animal strike. Our Big Tube Bar® is better suited for purpose over OEM and designed to help you reach your destination…safely.
ECB will NEVER compromise the quality of materials we use, or the design of our products. All ECB Arc® Bars and Big Tube Bars® feature a 6 mm thick full one-piece centre channel section that is plasma cut and then folded into correct shape forming the ultimate in strength for the most important part of the bullbar.
East Coast Bullbars Hi-Tensile alloy performs extremely well under stress to provide the best protection for you, your family, and your vehicle, that will never rust, and avoid corrosion. Our Hi-Tensile alloy consistently maintains the best protection for your vehicle now and long into the future.
Bullbars are most vulnerable right out on the wings; therefore, East Coast Bullbars feature an industry leading wall tube thickness with fully gusseted shoulder pipes. Every single gusset has a purpose and the gussets on the shoulder pipes reinforce the one-piece channel contributing to overall better protection and prevent the tubes from bending backwards in the event of a strike.
INSIST ON ECB
Additional Benefits of an Alloy East Coast Bullbar include:
• Exclusive Lifetime Warranty
• ADR Compliant & Airbag Compatible
• Australian Made
• Hi-Tensile Alloy With Industry Leading Material Thickness
• Specifically Engineered 8mm Steel Mounts
• LED Indicator/Park lights/DRL’s
• Premium Range of Finishes
• Won’t affect New Vehicle Warranty
• Over 48 years experience in the Industry
Greg Rust takes a look inside ECB to see how we make the Worlds Best Alloy Bullbars.