03 Jun 2019

Representatives of Brisbane-based steel manufacturing specialist, Frontline Manufacturing, recently visited the Wollongong headquarters of Bisalloy Steels to participate in a training program around the manufacture, use and processing of the BISALLOY® Armour range of grades.

The Frontline representatives included Peter Prestige (Senior Laser operator and Ops Manager), Nathan Sutton (Plant manager and 2IC), Bryn Williams
(Senior Folding and bending Technician), William (Bill) Crawford (Responsible welding co coordinator) and Matthew Ellis (General Manager).

There to greet and guide them were Bisalloy employees – Dr Dake Yu (Technical and R&D Manager), Dr Willy Pang (Technical Manager – Armour) and Justin Suwart (Business Manager – Armour).

In what was a full program, the day started with a visit to the nearby BlueScope Steelworks to view the manufacturing of Bisalloy’s green feed material. The group then headed to Bisalloy’s own manufacturing facility for an opportunity to witness, at first-hand, the production of their specialised quenched and tempered steel plate. 

Proceedings finished with an in-depth technical discussion and training session, conducted by Bisalloy’s Technical experts.

Established in 1966 as a simple press shop, Frontline Manufacturing has developed to become a full-service manufacturing company with services including CNC Machining & Turning, Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Fabrication. With a focus on innovation, cost effectiveness and quality assurance, the company provides businesses across Australia with a broad range of speciality high quality metal components and assemblies, specialising in high tolerance products with a focus on repeatability.

“At Frontline Manufacturing, it is our express purpose to be a leader in our field. We see the ongoing professional development of our employees as crucial to achieving this goal and therefore value the benefits that today’s visit has delivered. My thanks go to Bisalloy for their dedication and hospitality,” Frontline Manufacturing General Manager, Matthew Ellis said.

For his part, Justin Suwart, Bisalloy Steels Business Manager – Armour described the visit as beneficial to all involved.

“At Bisalloy, our services extend far beyond product supply to technical and product development assistance. As such, we are committed to offering our customers everything they need for future success. We thoroughly enjoyed Frontline’s visit and look forward to many more in the coming years,” he said.