Business Profile

Able is a long term supplier OEM, prototype and TLS components to Australian Defence, with a proud history (45 years) in supporting our defence forces whether it be Land (Thales, Mercedes Benz, Supacat, Rheinmetall), Air (RAAF, Babcock) or Maritime (Navantia, BAE, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, NSM, UGL). We offer a complete turnkey solution (i.e. Concept, Production, and Completion). Able provide design engineering including 3D Modelling & FEA analysis. We have experience and capability with ballistic amour plate, aluminum, mild and stainless steel, and provide Fabrication, Cutting, Machining, Forming, MIG/TIG Welding, Robotic Welding Automation and military painting services. Our specialized paint facility is configured for high specification DPP painting to APAS approved requirements. We understand ASDEFCON Contracts and expectations. Able operates a fully integrated ERP System. Our two production facilities, are fully equipped with the latest technology and machinery.

Products and Services

  • Specialist metal fabrication and assembly.
  • Defence- LAND, AIR and MARITIME
  • Project Management
  • Military Painting (APAS)
  • Design, Prototype, OEM and TLS applications.


  • AS/EN9100
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • AS4801
  • AS/NZS ISO 3834-2
  • DIN 2303 Q2/ BK1

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Contact Details

Head Office | Fabrication Facility
5 Sutton Street
South Kingsville VIC 3015
+61 3 9391 1522
ABN  12087724472

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