A bit of Airbag History right there!

The Double Convolute

Manufactured at Firestone Sydney, Australia plant. Used in a Heavy Vehicle application for over 30 YEARS

The Rolling Sleeve

Manufactured at Firestone Indiana, USA plant. Used in a Light Vehicle application for over 25 YEARS 



Airbag Man are a proudly Australian owned & operated family business which I established in 1995 representing world renowned companies such as Firestone & Dunlop for the core product we offer – AIRBAGS or AIR SPRINGS. Specialising in the use of these fantastic products has been interesting & challenging working with design engineers from many different sectors including diverse applications such as film special effects. Airbags have many advantages when dealing with actuation & vibration isolation.

Airbag Man has been instrumental over the past twenty years in providing the transport industry with unique air suspension products covering a huge range of vehicle applications. We can confidently say we were the first in the world to put a Nissan Patrol 4x4 on full air suspension as well as the first caravan. Designing & manufacturing here in Australia we pride ourselves on producing well designed & easy to install products & operate under ISO9001 Quality Assurance standards. If you have a particular idea our knowledgeable & prompt engineering department can help you bring it to fruition – we love bagging things.

Our aim is to continuously improve our products & service & respect all people & organisations we deal with.

It is this point I have to mention the awesome staff at Airbag Man who buy into the company philosophy completely.


Now remember




Managing Director


Firestone History

Firestone Industrial Products Company began in 1936, when Firestone Tire & Rubber Company purchased a plant in Noblesville, Indiana. Two years later, we designed and patented the first Pneumatic Suspension Device, better known as the Firestone Airide™ Air Spring. Since that time, we have led the market in innovation and expansion.

Today, we manufacture the world’s Number One air spring for light vehicles, buses, heavy duty trucks and trailers, rail cars and industrial applications - with offices and manufacturing operations on four continents. Take a look at some of the most important innovations and developments from our 70-year-plus history.

Back to blog