Did you know ECB is the oldest Bulbar manufacturer in Australia?
Since 1971 ECB has been manufacturing our alloy Bullbars right here in Australia. We’ve been designing & manufacturing products for 49 years, making us industry experts in frontal protection products over 5 decades.
Supporting Australian Made
Located on the Redcliffe Peninsula, north of Brisbane, we employ over 95 people across our 14,000 square metre facility that houses our own Research & Development department. ECB proudly supports and encourages Australian companies through our local supply chain. ECB has joined forces with the Australian Made Campaign. The instantly recognisable green triangle and yellow kangaroo is widely used to promote products that are 100% Australian Made and give you peace of mind.
Australian Means Industry Best Lead Times
ECB stocks over 3,000 frontal protection products at any one time and can manufacture up to 100 bars per day. If we don’t have it, you won’t find it anywhere else in Australia. We have industry best lead times with the average Bullbar supplied within 5 working days from date of order. Being Australian Made means we can react faster to new release vehicles and have new frontal protection products ready to fit within 4 weeks of the vehicle release and up to 5 months quicker than our competitors.
Australian Design Rules and Air Bag Compatible
Complying with ADR and industry requirements is our first job! ECB has been working with the automotive industry for over 40 years and protecting our customers and their vehicles is something ECB takes very seriously. No ECB products will impede on the OEM safety features and will only enhance the safety of its occupants.
What Goes Into Making Our Bullbars
The procurement of only the highest quality materials and 100% quality control from a long association with our supply network. We hand weld and hand polish every product managed by a leadership team with a combined tenure of over 50 years. ECB is Australia’s oldest and most respected frontal protection manufacturer, something we are proud of, and this is reflected in every product we make right here in Redcliffe.
We Make More Than Just Bullbars
We are famous for our polished Bullbars, but did you know we are also the largest manufacture of Nudge Bars and supply over 1,400 different product models. We have Nudge Bars for all the latest model SUV’s and light commercial vehicles. Whether it’s for your next truck purchase or a sporty SUV, ECB has a product to protect your vehicle and its occupants.
Will adding a Bullbar affect my vehicle warranty?
A car fitted with a fit for purpose part will not void the warranty. Should a problem result in the vehicle as a result of the modification, the problem will be covered under the part manufacturer of fitters warranty.
-AAAA publication, The Truth About Vehicle Modifications
ECB is a proud member of the AAAA.
Why can't I purchase mounts for a used Bullbar?
There are many reasons why Bullbars are removed from vehicles. Some are removed to sell a vehicle, or a desire to transfer to a newer model, but a lot of Bullbars are removed after an animal strike or a vehicle collision. Insurance companies will replace a Bullbar and never repair one, leaving them to linger around Panel Beaters as scrap metal. While an alloy ECB Big Tube Bar can take a hit, hidden damage to the steel mount is more noticeable. Bullbar manufacturers will not sell a mount separate from the Bullbar for several reasons. This includes your safety, Liability, and our reputation.
Safety – A Bullbar & mount together are ADR compliant. Australia has a set of vehicle rules aftermarket manufacturers must follow to sell products to use on Australian roads. This is not a certification, but a set of guidelines established to ensure the products do not impede the safe operation of the vehicle.
Liability – Adding a new mount to a damaged bar can be just as bad as no protection at all. Once a Bullbar leaves the factory we have no way to tell how the bar was treated or if it was damaged affecting the strength of the bar.
Reputation – Even a single strike on a Bullbar can cause damage and in no way would represent a bullbar in new condition. Any failure affects the manufacturer’s brand and reputation within the industry.
Alloy Vs. Steel
Alloy is Lighter And Stronger
ECB use a proprietary blend of Alloy plate and tubes, we add magnesium which actually hardens the Alloy over its life time. We have used the same materials from the same suppliers for over 20 years, our DNA is in every product we manufacture. The average steel Bullbar will add approx. 80kgs to the front axle, the same ECB product will add approx. 43kgs. That is a massive saving to the vehicle GVM and reduce unwanted fuel costs, tyre and suspension wear and tear.
ECB Frontal Protection Products are Corrosion Free
If you love driving on the beach or on unsealed roads, rust is a real concern. Alloy Bullbars do not suffer the same fate as a steel Bullbar. Once a steel Bullbar is scratched rust will appear within weeks, which is unsightly and will eventually weaken the structural integrity of the product.
Polished or Powder Coated
For all product mounts, ECB use an 8mm thick plasma cut plate steel that is powder coated for years of worry-free driving. They are designed to allow expansion of the crumple zones in event of a crash. Everything ECB makes is Air Bag Compatible, and ADR Compliant.