Posted June 22, 2015 by & filed under Australian Commercial Doors, Case Study.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Manufacturing high speed doors

With the closure of many companies within the manufacturing sector, it is refreshing to have a feel good story within the industry in Melbourne VIC.

Founded in 1971, ABCOR Pty Ltd, trading as Preston General Engineering (PGE) quickly built a reputation for delivering quality products and it was in these early years that PGE became a key supplier to Kenworth Trucks, supplying air tank brackets and steel bull bars.


On the 19th  of June 2015, Abcor opened a $15m manufacturing facility at their Campbellfield site, the purpose-built plant will create 30 new jobs and operate in conjunction with Abcor’s existing facilities to produce in excess of 12,000 steel bull bars per year annually for the new generation Toyota Hilux. “The investment in our new high-tech facility ensures we meet the very specific design and manufacturing demands of Toyota and enables us to continue our strong growth despite the well-known issues around local manufacturing,” said Abcor Director John Kaias, Director Abcor. Toyota Australia President, Mr Dave Buttner explained that Toyota recognised the importance of having globally competitive, sustainable and capable local suppliers. “The bull bars are a highly specialised premium component unique to the Australian market. It is critical for a company such as Toyota to find a local partner able and willing to take on the engineering and manufacturing of such an important niche market,” Buttner said.

“Abcor’s success is testament to the company’s world class engineering and design capabilities, and a welcome development for the local manufacturing sector and the broader economy”. Abcor is one of the cleanest and best equipped metal processing manufacturing companies in the country and the in-house expertise and machinery make Abcor a leader in their field.

Premier Door Systems has helped Abcor achieve these outstanding standards via the use of the Efaflex range of High Speed Doors. Abcor’s recent extension included an additional 4 Efaflex High Speed Doors taking the total onsite to 10.

With sizing onsite ranging up to 8000W x 5000H, and a demanding high use environment where quality and a high level engineering is paramount the Efaflex range of Premium High Speed Doors was a perfect solution for a growing business like Abcor.


  • Sizes available up to 10mW x 8mH
  • Quality Design and Construction
  • High Performance, Low Maintenance
  • Maximum speeds of up to 4.0 m/s
  • Rated up to 250,000 load cycles per year



Premier Door Systems and Abcor partnering together to support local business.


Originally published; Abcor opens Melbourne manufacturing facility, Manufacturers Monthly: