Capability in Defence

Our in-house capability is geared to deliver defence projects from concept to quality delivery on-time, for whole of life!


We continually invest in training, manufacturing capability, plant, and technology to ensure we can deliver quality, defence solutions.

We choose not sub-contract within our manufacturing process and have instead chosen to invest in our own capability. This means we completely control quality and not relying on a 3rd party to deliver outcomes for you. Our comprehensive manufacturing operation, coupled with our Lean Approach to manufacturing means we can deliver on time, to quality specification and support product for the whole of life and beyond! 

Quality People Delivering Quality Products


Our people are tradespeopleTRT’s capability and our promise of quality are backed by a team of 220 skilled and experienced people, from sales and design to the full scope of manufacturing and production. This wide skillset means that we are best placed to work with Primes and Defence customers to rapidly take a concept to design and prototype, through to manufacture and deployment.

A key aspect of our team is our commitment to intergenerational training and employment. A lot of our current employees started out as apprentices in the shop. This means that we have embedded a culture of quality from the foundation of training, to a standard that TRT expects to be delivered to customers.

Our people are able to adapt quickly and with the systems developed with experience, TRT has the ability to rapidly scale and adapt as a whole organisation to ensure that we can meet project requirements. This is shown in the staff change from 130 to 220 personnel in just 18 months between the end of 2016 and 2018.


Design and Engineering

TRT have a team of 7 highly skilled and experienced engineering designers in-house which are a part of our integrated manufacturing process. The design team deliver design engineering services using state of the art technology from the latest solid works 3D modeling programmes to AutoCAD and arrange 3D printed prototypes.

These are specialist capabilities that will ensure your solution is tested and capable before it is manufactured.  Design capabilities include;

  • Qualified, experienced engineers and designers
  • Engineering certifications
  • Hydraulic design and engineering specialists
  • Australia and NZ transport regulations applied to designs
  • Compliance approval testing and documentation, Australia and NZ
  • Prototyping and proof of loading
  • Type testing
  • Sourcing of quality, fit for purpose components from around the world



Plant and Manufacturing Equipment

With comprehensive quality systems and process TRT controls both quality and delivery in all parts of the design and manufacturing process. We continually invest in training and equipment to support fabrication, supported by a team of qualified and experienced tradespeople in all areas of the design, engineering and manufacturing process.

  • 14m x 2.5m Plasma Cutter with 2 plasma heads and tandem beds (up to 25mm plate).
  • Press 600t at 6m, 6mm grade AR450 wear plate (1450MPA)
  • HPM-4T CNC Horizontal Line Borer; 3m between centres horizontal, 1.9m vertical. Up to 12tonne weldment.
  • CNC mills and lathes.
  • ABB IRB 6700 Robot Positioner and 11m track system to optimise welding output
  • Mig, tig and sub arc welding.
  • 23m long x 4m wide x 4.5m high blast booth and matching paint booth using electrostatically applied 2k paint systems.
  • Fibreglass and composites plant with chopper gun and gel coat capabilities.  



Lean Manufacturing Processes

Along with our ISO9001:2015 accreditation, TRT operate a best practice, lean approach to manufacturing. This is possible due to our ability to adapt projects through people and systems and it helps deliver on innovation and always looking for a better way.  This lean approach enables TRT to deliver on time, ensures we are manufacturing high-quality products, but it also keeps project costs competitive with reduced waste.

With our broad in-house capability, we deliver a “whole of life” service. Talk to our defence team about your next project.