ATL Composites was initially established in New Zealand in 1977, manufacturing WEST SYSTEM® epoxy products for the Asia Pacific region, under licence to Gougeon Brothers Inc, USA. In 1980 ATL Composites expanded by opening a facility in Australia, and during this time, additional epoxy laminating and adhesive systems were developed and added to the range to service the professional boatbuilding market. In 1989, the Australian operation was re-located to Queensland and today, WEST SYSTEM® is manufactured by ATL in both New Zealand and Australia.
While remaining a leading supplier to the high performance yachting market, ATL Composites has used their knowledge in the performance of composite materials to diversify into other industries where there is also a demand for lighter, stronger, stiffer, more durable structures. Composite materials and engineering services are being provided for the manufacture of commercial ferries, road and rail transportation, industrial and architectural applications, resulting in improved performance and reduced production time, while specifically formulated liquid and filled epoxy systems are now supplied into the specialised fields of industrial tooling, electrical encapsulation, mining and automotive applications.
ATL Composites is committed to providing quality products and services to all our current and future customers. Every member of our business shares the responsibility for quality management and continual improvement to ensure customer satisfaction.
ATL Composites has enjoyed steady expansion in Australia for over 40 years, and overseas interest in our product range has resulted in distribution being established throughout Asia, the USA and Europe.
ATL Composites is ISO 9001:2015 certified and received their Certificate of Registration # 2600251777Q on April 4 2018. Important components of ISO 9001:2015 include customer satisfaction and establishing processes for continuous improvement to ensure customers consistently receive high quality products and services.
Highly-respected, international certification body, DNV has audited production facilities and manufacturing processes at ATL and has recently (March 2023) updated the certification to DNV Approval # AMPM000003M for The Manufacture of Fibre- Reinforced Plastics to include the production composite panels including CNC machining, joining and bonding, and for the finishing processes of core materials including cutting, sealing, kitting, machining, band sawing, sanding, scrimming, slitting, bonding, perforation and grooving.