IN THIS ISSUE
- ECB NEWS
- Success In Consolidating Our Business
- And the WINNER IS!
- SHOWS EXPOS & EVENTS
- Explore Australia – Doomben
- Cleveland Caravan Camping & Boating Expo
- Other dates to remember
- IN PRODUCTION
- Hyundai iLoad
- Ford Everest
- Ford Ranger
- WHAT’S NEXT IN RnD
- Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
- Holden Captiva
- Dodge Ram
ECB & CUSTOM ALLOY – CONSOLIDATING OUR BUSINESS.
As part of the journey to become the World’s Best Bullbar company, and to ensure the ongoing success of the acquisition of Custom Alloy, East Coast Bullbars and Custom Alloy were consolidated into one large manufacturing facility over the Christmas and New Year period.
This was no small task at hand. In just 4 weeks we moved everything out of both businesses, piled it all into the car park, then put it all back together again in a new and more efficient layout. As a result, the company had many challenges to overcome, including depletion of stock holding and increased waiting times for new product.
Located in Clontarf, on the Redcliffe peninsula, just North of balmy Brisbane, the consolidation saw many changes and challenges for production teams. Thankfully ECB are now able to announce that the new facility is working well and production is catching up on the demands of the industry. Stock holdings are returning to previous levels and waiting time on frontal protection products, for most current model vehicles, is now reduced to 4-day turnaround.
ECB have been manufacturing bullbars since 1972 and Custom Alloy since 1992. The products are all proudly designed and engineered on site, manufactured from raw materials within the new 12,000 square metre facility.
With the number of new vehicle R&D, as well as production, the business is growing and keeping up with new developments within the motor vehicle industry. Innovations and technologies such as front parking sensors and driver assistance systems are challenges the team are meeting head on with positive results.
ECB strive to deliver to customers the right product, on time, the first time, without any compromise in quality. ECB have developed expertise and wealth of knowledge to design and manufacture quality products, providing a service that is second to none.
Put simply, they love what they do and boldly state to manufacture the ‘World’s Best Alloy Bullbars’.
AND THE WINNER IS!
ECB recently attended the National 4×4 Outdoor Show & Fishing Camping Expo, freezing our butts off at the Melbourne Showgrounds, we are after all from balmy Brisbane. Throughout the show we ran a competition for one lucky person to win a Big Tube™ Bullbar for their vehicle. AND THE LUCKY WINNER IS DARREN MURRAY of Warragul in Victoria, who has gifted the prize to his son Charlie and chosen a Winch Compatible Bar for his Holden Colorado. Congratulations Charlie.
We will hopefully bring you some photos once the bar has been fitted.
SHOWS EXPOS & EVENTS
THIS WEEKEND Come chat with the boys at Explore Australia Expo at Doomben Racecourse Brisbane.
We will be there all weekend.
Other Dates To Remember:
Caravan & Camping Show – Cleveland
4×4 & Outdoor Adventure Show – Townsville
4×4 Adventure Show – Adelaide
Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo – Sunshine Coast
4×4 & Adventure Expo – Sydney
4×4 Adventure Show – Perth
4×4 & Adventure Expo – Sydney
Who ever thought a delivery van could look this sexy?
FORD EVEREST & RANGER, incl’ WILDTRAK
WHAT’S NEXT IN RnD
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
The legendary American truck is no ordinary work horse, designed to deliver across the board, day in and year out.
Efficient and unrelenting, interiors with style, diagnostics and connectivity to serve in comfort. When designing frontal protection, it has to work and look great too.
STAY TUNED FOLKS.