Employee-owned, ARA Manufacture has a long and proud history.
With more than 30 years’ experience in Australian manufacturing, ARA Group and the companies that today make up ARA Manufacture are synonymous with high quality, precision and innovation. Our vision is to continue to push the boundaries of Australian manufacturing by inspiring, creating and revolutionising domestic, commercial, industrial and high security products.
ARA Manufacture has a long and proud history. While the ARA Group was established in 2001, ARA Manufacture’s foundations date back to 1977 when one of our founding companies Sealeck was first established.
Growing by acquiring successful businesses and focussing on safety, quality and risk management, ARA Manufacture now comprises more than 450 employees across the country who work together to provide the best Australian-made products and solutions.
Australian-owned door and window manufacturer Sealeck is established.
Formidable leader in commercial and industrial doors, Monarch Renlita is established.
The ARA Group is established. The ARA Group first acquires well-established Australian-owned company Sealeck in April and smaller manufacturer Ballistic Innovations in September.
The ARA Group acquires Monarch Renlita, but continues to run the successful business separately until 2013.
The ARA Group establishes the ARA Manufacture division. Sealeck and Monarch Renlita are consolidated into this new ARA Manufacture business division.
CBros High Security Products is purchased by ARA Manufacture and continues to operate in Ardeer, Victoria.
ARA Manufacture purchases Woodpend Hardware which had gone into administration and incorporates staff and business into Sealeck.
ARA Manufacture purchases Groundmaster Engineering (GME) to expand its metal fabrication capability. Leda Security is acquired to expand the range of physical products as Leda manufactures bollards, gates and commercial bike racks.
ARA Manufacture team from Ardeer in Victoria relocates to larger premises in Derrimut in Melbourne’s west.
ARA Manufacture purchases ACD – Australian Commercial Doors.
ARA Manufacture purchases BM Doors.
HEALTH & SAFETY
ARA Manufacture has a dedicated team of workplace health and safety professionals with many years of experience in multiple industry types. This team deals with all aspects of work health and safety, quality and environmental management throughout ARA Manufacture, and is always available to assist on all projects to ensure we deliver the highest safety standards.