Established in 1975, from a small workshop in Penshurst, Victoria. Thornton Engineering has gradually grown into an industry leader in steel fabrication. Proud family oriented history, Thornton continues to demonstrate the same philosophies from it’s early years.

Becoming Geelong based in 1999, enabled Thornton Engineering to grow from more than just agricultural work. Further expansion followed in 2003 with the introduction of a state of the art fabrication work shop, Beamline #1. This took advantage of a new approach to structural steel fabrication employing in-line lean manufacturing techniques. Following its success, Thornton finished construction of Beamline #2 in 2007, further increasing Thornton’s capacity. In 2015 Thornton Engineering completed construction of its Vessel Shop diversifying Thornton in the steel fabrication industry. Specialising in Pressure Vessel & Heat Exchanger fabrication, Thornton Engineering now boasts one of the most advanced vessel fabrication workshops in the southern hemisphere.

Thornton Engineering Australia Pty Ltd now operates five extensively equipped, efficient & experienced workshops. Our dedicated Vessel Shop, two Beamline’s, a Plate Shop and our Penshurst workshop allow us to cover a diverse range of products including but not limited to:

Our main clientele are from the Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Petrochemical and Minerals processing industries. Our lean practices enable our work to flow in and out at a high frequency. We are in the prime location to get the finished product into your hands. Our main workshops are located just off the Geelong Ring Road. Less than 15km from the nearest airport and 5km from a heavy port, with an over-dimensional transport route. 


To be Australia’s most respected equipment fabrication company operating in selected target markets delivering unmatched value, confidence and quality.

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