Steel Fabrication

With 50 years’ experience in the metal fabrication industry, Glyde Metal has developed an enviable reputation that sees us at the top of the list for manufacturers and engineers across Australia.
Melbourne is Australia’s engine-room for economic activity, entrepreneurial start-ups and Industry 4.0 and Glyde Metal has positioned itself as its Steel Fabricator of choice.

Glyde Metal’s bracket, component and assembly solutions are an integral part of Australia’s ever-expanding transport network; the heavy transport sector long relying on our suspension and chassis component expertise. Experienced manufacturer in the Defence supply chain via LAND Program 121 3B and 5B. State Government infrastructure supply through exciting projects such as Melbourne’s Skyrail as well as Melbourne’s Metro Rail network. Significantly, Glyde Metal Industries are manufacturing for the high-voltage electrical power distribution network that is changing at light speed as we move into the future with new technologies.

Modern Manufacturing Strategy

The ZenithGroup (ZG) collaboration was established in 2020 by Glyde Metal Industries and Campagno Engineering and provides the complex defence and industrial supply chain with managed risk, quality products and excellent DIFOT.

ZenithGroup are expert experienced manufacturers and suppliers, strengths include project management, reducing risk, import replacement and much more. Services include, state-of-the-art precision machining and laser cutting, metal fabrication, coating, and assembly services. ZG has bid and been awarded defence and industrial work packages from Primes, Sub Primes, Tier 1 & Tier 2 enterprises.

Our unique value proposition currently sees ZG working with international enterprises including Rheinmetall, Boeing, Ruag Australia and CSIRO plus many local companies and organisations.

Make ZenithGroup your first choice for B2B manufacturing and as a partner in your modern manufacturing strategy.

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Connecting an SME and the Defence Industry

Connecting an SME and the Defence Industry

Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) Case StudyGlyde Metal Industries’ reputation and manufacturing within the defence industry is growing. Producing parts and assemblies for LAND 121 3B since 2016 and supplying LAND 121 5B through to 2024 provided a platform...

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Laser Cutting

With state-of-the-art 10 kW fibre laser technology and many years’ experience to match we have the most cost effective advanced metal laser cutter for your job. Steel laser cutting capability from 1mm right up to 25mm means we can expertly and competitively laser cut steel, aluminium and other metals from 2D and 3D CAD designs. Glyde Metal’s laser cutting team is in-house under one roof so your job never leaves our care. Glyde Metal – supplier of laser cut parts to Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System

Press Forming

With modern press brake equipment and experienced technicians we can handle steel from 1mm to 25mm. CNC machine capabilities range from 80 tonnes over 2.5 meters to 400 tonnes over 6.0 meters to get your job done whether simple or complex. We have a depth of experience with brackets of all shapes and sizes for assemblies, components, frames, towers and tanks – just some of the products we manufacture repetitively.


Standard, Robotic and Special Purpose welding to AS1171 is your strength for light, medium and heavy steels. Welding with precision for metal sheet, steel plate, RHS, SHS, Pipe, Flats, Rounds, Squares, Angles, Channel, Beam, Column and more! Examples of our work include heavy truck and trailer parts, brackets for power distribution, frames for high voltage electricity transmission, assemblies for defence Land program. Machining, coating (powder coat, galvanise, ecoat, priming) and assembly are also available.

For our supply chain, we use and recommend
Bluescope Australian TruSpec steel

TRU-SPEC® steel is made in Australia from Australian raw materials, which means not only are you getting an excellent first-rate product but your supply chain is protected from pandemics, transport embargoes, shipping delays and currency movements – where is the down side?

At Glyde Metal Industries we have already started to supply onshore to Australian companies as a result of Covid-19 and the results were pleasantly surprising for our new customer who was routinely importing from Scandinavia – Australian made was just as good and more cost effective with much shorter lead times! We were even able to assist with component testing to Australian Standards.

Reduce risk and source your metal fabricated parts from within Australia, you have nothing to lose and you might be surprised how much time and money you can save – use our quote request page to obtain local supply prices!

If your project consists of Commercial Quantities,
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