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Topline Automotive was established in 1973 with its primary business centering on the remanufacture of engines, cylinder heads, and crankshafts for the then very popular Volkswagen. During these formative years, as the popularity of the import car increased in the United States, especially Japanese models, Topline expanded its product line to include a wider range of engines, components, and ultimately engine parts for this growing market. As additional models and applications were added to the line, Topline used their comprehensive working knowledge and expertise in engine remanufacturing to consolidate and rationalize engine part numbers to fit more than one application. This new concept helped make Topline the leader it is today in the automotive aftermarket.


In 1995, through a joint venture of American and Argentine capital a foundry was built in the industrial park of the city of Rafaela, in the north central province of Santa Fe, Argentina. From its inception Topline Engineering Argentina held as its primary goal the production of aluminum cylinder heads for diesel internal combustion engines. By 1996, after development, we successfully achieved our production goals and attained our first overseas sales. Having solidified our skills and know-how after these initial experiences, we decided seriously to tackle the ever growing demands of the cylinder-head and oil pump market. To this end, we began to develop new models of cylinder heads, oil pumps and timing covers.
In early 1999, Topline Engineering Argentina attained an important international goal when TUV Rehinland certified our quality control system under their ISO 9001 standards. In order to maintain certification under such standards, our company will undergo periodic inspections to ensure the continuation of high quality control. This achievement has encouraged us to work toward certification under the QS 9000 norms.


In 2004, Hylift-Johnson Lifters was purchased as a division of TopLine Automotive Engineering. The previous Hylift O.E. lines that were in Zeeland, MI have now been relocated to the Muskegon plant. These high quality flat mechanical tappets, lash adjusters, buckets and encapsulated hydraulic roller lifters are being produced by the original Hylift machines and team. The same people that brought you “The Beautiful Lifter” are back manufacturing with precision and a dedication to quality that has not been seen in the lifter business for quite a few years. We feel the real value is not in the equipment or the plant but with the employees who have over 600 years of Hylift experience. Topline Hylift Johnson will continue its historical way of going to market by traditional means of distribution through a select group of customers.
In In 2009,Topline Automotive Engineering went in a new direction and created TopLine Energy Systems (TES). Its purpose is to design, develop and deploy unparalleled “Waste-to-Energy” Systems for Distributed Power Generation (DG) and Synthetic Fuel production.  TopLine Energy Systems is a cooperative endeavor of Florida Syngas LLC Inc, an engineering firm of serial entrepreneurs experienced in hi-tech project engineering with patented cold-plasma reformation technology; and CentriGen LTD, a leader in Gas Turbine and Electrical Energy Generation, with patented generator technology

Today, a state of the art 275,000 square building has been erected in Brooksville, Florida to house TopLine Energy Systems. Since inception the firm has built and tested 2 prototypes, filed 2 US patents and registered the GlidArc® mark, published findings to the ACS and assembled an international team of advisors, expert in disciplines congruent with TES objectives.  

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