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Thornton Engineering provides design and fabrication of structural steel, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, plate and piling steel products for major projects Australia wide.

We work closely with project management, engineering firms and direct clients operating in the oil and gas, power, petroleum, mining, infrastructure and construction industries.

Established in 1975, from a small workshop in Penshurst, Victoria, the family-owned business has grown to become one of the leading steel fabricators in Australia. The company has evolved significantly from its humble beginnings but maintains its strong family values and philosophies from the early years.

In 1999, Thornton Engineering established its head office and fabrication facility on a 100,000 sqm site in Geelong, Victoria. The site is strategically positioned close to a major seaport (5km), international airport (15km) and over-dimensional transport route, ensuring we can deliver finished product to all corners of the globe.

In total, Thornton Engineering operates five extensively equipped, efficient and experienced workshops, including our dedicated Vessel Shop, two Beamlines, a Plate Shop and our Penshurst workshop, which enable us to produce a diverse range of products.

To discuss your project requirements or arrange a facility tour call +61 3 5274 3180 or email

Company History

Original Workshop

Open our first workshop in Penshurst, Victoria.

Fabrication Facility

Open a new fabrication facility in Geelong, Victoria.

Beamline #1

Open state-of-the-art fabrication workshop, employing in-line lean manufacturing techniques.

Beamline #2

Completion of second fabrication workshop to further increase capacity.

Vessel Shop

Open Vessel Shop, diversifying capability and becoming one of the most advanced vessel shops in the southern hemisphere.

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