Our Story

At ARB, we are passionate about our products and our service. We design and sell products that reflect our philosophy of practicality, reliability and quality. We believe that products should be over-engineered and should integrate easily together. When you fit out a vehicle with ARB products you know that our team has considered your needs and desires. 


1975: Tony Brown begins manufacturing roof racks and bullbars in the family garage. 

1987: ARB buys the Roberts Diff Lock which is re-launched as Air Locker here and in the USA. 

1987: ARB designs and manufactures its own 12V air compressor. 

1988: ARB takes on the Old Man Emu (OME) suspension business and continues to develop the range. 

1991: Company starts it’s operations in the USA 

1997: The first ARB airbag-compatible bullbar is released after extensive real-world crash testing with Monash University. 

1998: ARB designs and manufactures its own range of canopies. 

2005: ARB develops its own range of 4WD recovery gear. 

2008: The innovative ARB fridge/freezer is introduced. 

2012: ARB Intensity LED driving lights are launched. 

2014: Company establishes it’s European distribution hub in Prague 

2014: Company acquires Smart Bar in South Australia and is offers range of deformable front protection systems.  

2014: New ARB Ascent Canopy range is launched. 

2015: Revolutionary BP-51 bypass high-performance shock absorbers are born. 

2016: The Frontier long-range polymer fuel tank is launched. 

2020: Company acquires Proform New Zealand, and it offers a range of vacuum-formed products that includes bedliners, tonneau covers and hardtop shells. 

2021: Company acquires Auto Styling Truckman Group Great Britain and launches ARB’s own distribution in the UK 

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