Frontline Manufacturing

Brisbane-based Frontline Manufacturing is a one stop shop specialising in medium to large component manufacture.

The company, established 24 years ago by Matthew Ellis as an owner-operator toolmaking operation, was acquired by the Mills Group in 2018. Since then, the business has continued to grow, with Ellis’ passion for sovereign manufacturing a valuable addition to his new role as Frontline’s special projects manager.

“We are focused on supporting ‘primes’ seeking world-standard Australian Industry Content or needing a high-quality contribution to their global supply chains,” said Mills Group Owner and Frontline Manufacturing Director Daniel Green. 

“Our company has long aspired to work with Raytheon Australia, which we have regarded as being at the pinnacle of the global defence industry,” said Green.

“Frontline has found Raytheon Australia to be open, engaging, and generous with their time, from friendly catch-ups at their Canberra head office, to their participation in our open day in 2019, and most recently their mentorship through ‘Operation Scale-Up,’” Green said.

“It is their perseverance and faith in us that has opened the opportunity to be part of the Capability Plus program,” he said. “Participation will support the upskilling of Frontline’s key staff, giving us exposure to Raytheon Australia’s inner workings, and putting us in the best possible position to become a significant supplier into their global supply chain, and a better sovereign manufacturer more generally. We could not be more appreciative or excited to join Raytheon Australia in this journey.”

“Our team is focused on being ready and able to fabricate metal components and structures to the highest quality standard at the lowest cost,” he said. “We always seek to go above and beyond, and that committed approach is being rewarded, most recently by Raytheon Australia.”