Welcome to Quickstep

Quickstep is an Australian publicly listed company (ASX:QHL), at the forefront of advanced composites manufacturing and technology development for the global market.

A global provider of advanced composite solutions to the aerospace, defence, automotive and other advanced manufacturing sectors, Quickstep is able to manufacture complex composite parts and assemblies for ‘build to print’ applications, along with the design, development and manufacture of complex engineered products for its customers.  Quickstep is the largest independent aerospace-grade advanced composite manufacturer in Australia, partnering with some of the world’s largest Aerospace/Defence organisations including: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, as well as Victorian-based Marand Precision Engineering.

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News & Announcements

Quickstep to participate in Global Innovation Linkage Program with Swinburne


Professor Bronwyn Fox at Swinburne will be the research director of a project focused on automated carbon fibre parts production using Industry 4.0 technologies and processes.


Quickstep have become proud corporate members of the Canterbury-Bankstown Chamber of Commerce.

We are committed to supporting our local community, and understand the importance of taking an active role in our community where we work and live. 

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Leanne Heywood, Quickstep NED, awarded NSW Business Woman of the Year 2019

The Board and all of the staff at Quickstep Holdings Limited, would like to congratulate our recently appointed Non-Executive Director, Leanne Heywood, on winning the 2019 NSW Business Woman of the Year Award. The NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society. This accolade recognises excellence in business, awarded to women who provide outstanding leadership and inspiration for other women to succeed.


Leanne Heywood NSW Business Woman of the Year 2019

Listen in as Mark Burgess speaks with Money Talks about our strong H1 result and growth outlook.

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Quickstep’s Expansion into Commercial Markets

Quickstep is continuing the development and commercialisation of its proprietary process technologies and our patented Qure process provides our customers with composite products made using a more cost-effective and faster rate alternative to traditional autoclave curing. Autoclaves are expensive capital equipment and use significant energy in the production process, with curing cycle times typically much slower than our Qure advanced curing process.  Read the full announcement here.


Employment Growth Continues at Quickstep

Quickstep has grown rapidly in recent times and this is evidenced by our growth in employment. We currently employ 240 people across Australia, up from just 50 in 2012, with approximately 225 staff in Bankstown, NSW and more than 100 of these people manufacturing carbon fibre composite components for the F-35 Program.  On top of 380% employment growth since 2012, we expect to add another 40-50 employees before the end of 2020 to satisfy new contract awards.   Read the full announcement here.

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Quickstep delivers positive NPAT on 21% sales growth


Quickstep continues to deliver on its promise of improved profitability and accelerated growth, announcing a $2.0 million EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) and $0.9 million NPAT (net profit after tax) for the first half of FY2019, on sales of $33.8 million, up 21% on prior year comparative period. This positive first half result positions Quickstep well for future profitable growth and increased investment in business development by the company has contributed to a healthy pipeline of new programs from which significant new business during FY2019 is anticipated. For further details on Quickstep’s first half FY2019 performance please go to:

Link to ASX Releases: December 2018 ASX announcement results & Investor Presentation Feb 2019

Quickstep Welcomes Australia’s Selection for Provision of F-35 Component MRO&U

CEO and Managing Director of Quickstep, Mark Burgess said, “We are the supplier for more than 30 composite components globally on the F-35 Program, manufacturing a range of complex components and assemblies including fuselage parts, door assemblies and vertical tail components. We look forward to working closely with our key partners in Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, to support the future composite requirements for F-35 aircraft component repair, as part of the F-35 Global Support Solution.” Mark Burgess added.  Read more...

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Quickstep are pleased to announce its intention to appoint Leanne Heywood as a Non-Executive Director to its Board.

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Quickstep are again proud participants at the Avalon Air Show 2019

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This year we have expanded our presence and will be supplying F-35 parts to be displayed in the Lockheed Martin F-35 Expo tent (restricted access requiring pre-registration). Quickstep personnel will also be present on the NSW Government, Deakin University and Team Reaper stands to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing on the Trade days from Tuesday 26th February to noon on Friday 1st March.

Please contact at avalonairshow2019@quickstep.com.au if you have any questions prior to the event.


State One Analysis on QHL

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Quickstep selected by the Department of Defence to participate in a video showcasing Australian Industry Participation in the F-35 Program.

Quickstep is excited to have been selected as one of the industry participants in a series of videos that have been produced These videos showcasing Australian industry participation in the global Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 program, have been produced by the Department of Defence to highlight the partnership between Defence and Australian industry on the F-35 program. Around 10-12 videos will be released incrementally in the lead-up to the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon. We are very proud to show you our video by clicking here.

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Quickstep Welcomes General Atomics’ Remote Piloted Aircraft Selection

Click here to read the Media release 16 November 2018

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