As a Tier 1 Supplier to BMW, and other large Automotive OEM’s, you can rely on Gulf Rubber for quality, service, and reliability.

Gulf Rubber has world class design and manufacturing capability of safety critical automotive components, for elastomeric automotive driveline component applications, with composite products (metals, plastics and rubber polymers).

Whilst Gulf offers an extensive OEM and aftermarket Automotive product range, Gulf is a world leader in rubber couplings and alignment bushes for vehicle propshafts.

Gulf has developed standard and customised products for global automotive leaders such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, Maserati, Renault, GM Corvette and Iveco, with a truly global supply footprint.

Gulf couplings and bushes are designed with FEM principles, based on sound knowledge of durability and performance requirements of each vehicle application. Utilising our audited VDA class A VDA 6.3 rating, our manufacturing systems are ISO/IATF 16949 certified.

These automotive and quality standards and principles are applied across all facets of the Gulf business – When you partner with Gulf, you can be assured of our product quality. Read More

Gulf Rubber – Australia’s Automotive Rubber Manufacturers

Gulf Rubber Australia (GRA) are the country’s leading automotive rubber supplier. From concept to delivery, we are the choice of leading motor manufacturers, supplying Daimler Benz and BMW.

Automotive rubber components are many, there are no applications we cannot handle with our products supplied for use in brakes, steering, electric motors, aircon units and transmissions. There are further applications to insulate and protect the transfer of fluids, dampen vibration and provide protection against high temperatures. In summary, we can design and manufacture all rubber products for the automotive industry.

The use of rubber and polymers is becoming more prevalent and sophisticated as motor manufacturers design and create more innovation in their vehicles. To supply any rubber engineering services to this market, we have to be one step ahead and that’s where we are.

New Demands for Automotive Rubber Manufacturers

There are three areas of advancement in rubber component parts for motor vehicles. These areas have created new demands for wiring insulation. This is very prevalent in the growing EV marketplace where non-conductive rubber is in high demand to protect essential electrical components. Noise elimination is another area where rubber is used to stop squeaks and rattles. By insulating an area of potential contact between hard surfaces, rubber gasket-type interfaces are used as insurance against unwanted noise.

Advanced certification is the last of the three areas affecting the increased use of rubber components. All reputable parts suppliers to the automotive industry work to IATF certification standards, holding ISO 9000 certification.

Unmatched Quality Amongst Australian Automotive Rubber Manufacturing

It’s official, there’s nobody better positioned to become your automotive rubber supplier. Quality is built into everything that we do. Within our working environment, we practise strict process controls such as Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA). We are also a Proven Zero-Defect Manufacturer which means we work to tight tolerances and to systems that show a zero-defect status. To ensure standards of quality are observed and constantly achieved, all Gulf Rubber factories around the world, including third-party suppliers to Gulf, meet the quality standards required for ISO 9001 or IATF 16949.

As Australian automotive rubber manufacturers supplying to a precision-sensitive marketplace, we understand the need to meet all specifications and to deliver on time.

Contact us Today to Discuss Your Project

If you have visited our website to search out a reputable and highly capable company to manage your automotive rubber supplies, then clearly you have found Gulf Rubber and we would welcome an opportunity to take a no-obligation Review of Needs with you at your earliest convenience.

What we have found is an exploratory consultation in person, online or by phone is the best first step. In order to facilitate this fact-find, we have engineers, skilled in first-look reviews and ready to talk through with you, all aspects of your upcoming project. You can either phone our head office based in Sydney on 02 8723 6100 or complete our contact form. One of our team will call you back to arrange the review.

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VDA 6.3 Class A Rating

ISO 9001 certification

IATF 16949 certification

Quality assurance

Customised design offering


  • Automotive Rubber Couplings
  • Centering alignment bushes
  • Aftermarket seals and gaskets
  • Transmission O-Rings and Seals
  • Extrusions and hoses

Quality Assurance

Gulf’s team of engineers ensure all factories around the world meet quality standards required for ISO 9001 certifications. All products go through rigorous analysis and testing on a range of metrics, including tensile and tear strength, stress relaxation, and compound rheology. Our stringent process controls use tools such as Poka-Yoke / Error-Proofing, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and automated inspection tools.

Other analytical tools include Design of Experiments (DoE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Gauge R&R and 8D Problem Solving.

Custom Design Capabilities

Custom Design Capability

At Gulf, we thrive on the opportunity to innovate. If you need a custom product or solution, then our trusted engineers, chemists, and technologists will work tirelessly to deliver above and beyond your expectations. Whatever your specifications or requirements, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got the strategic partner who can solve the problem.

Custom Design Capability

Using DFMA (design for manufacture and assembly), we can help duplicate parts, improve existing parts, or develop new ones. In partnership with you, products are developed, tested, and delivered to streamline production and simplify your supply chain, often resulting in lower cost products and quicker delivery time.

Book a Consultation

Schedule a consultation and share your product challenges and objectives. Our technical team will help you understand and discuss our design and development process to deliver in full, on time, and within specification.