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Tyremax appointed Australian distributor of Continental truck & bus tyre range

Tyremax appointed Australian distributor of Continental truck & bus tyre range

26th March 2020 | 0 Comments

As of 1 April, Tyremax will take over distribution of Continental truck and bus tyres in the Australian market. In addition to these products being available through the wholesaler’s distribution and delivery network, Tyremax will also provide all other facets of the service in relation to product warehousing, ordering, sales, logistics and technical support.

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Tyre reuse & processing rate rising in Australia

Tyre reuse & processing rate rising in Australia

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

According to a report published by Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), 69 per cent of the 466,000 tonnes of end of life tyres generated within the country in 2018-19 were recovered for reuse or processing into tyre derived products or in thermal processing. This amount is the equivalent of 40.3 million car tyres. The 40.3 million […]

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Pirelli: Australian GP cancellation a disappointing decision, but the right one

Pirelli: Australian GP cancellation a disappointing decision, but the right one

13th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli says it “understands and fully agrees” with the decision to cancel this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. The event was stopped after confirmation came that a member of the McLaren Racing Team has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the team’s withdrawal. The FIA and Formula 1 convened a meeting of the other nine team principals on Thursday evening, which concluded with the majority favouring stopping proceedings.

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Hankook extends rugby league sponsorship in Australia

Hankook extends rugby league sponsorship in Australia

3rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanks to an extension of the current partnership, Hankook will return in 2020 as official tyre of Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL). As part of the newly-extended contract, the tyre maker will launch what it says will be “one of the biggest consumer promotions ever seen” in the country’s tyre industry; this will run from April to August 2020.

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Queensland motor industry invests in Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation

2nd March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Motor Traders Association of Queensland (MTAQ) has become an investor in innovative Australian tyre recycler, Green Distillation Technologies Corporation (GDTC), which has discovered a process that turns end-of-life tyres into high value oil, carbon and steel.

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Green Distillation Technologies signs $100 million US tyre recycling plant deal

Green Distillation Technologies signs $100 million US tyre recycling plant deal

7th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Distillation Technologies has signed a deal to build its first plant in the United States. The agreement provides funding of up to US$100 million for the roll out of additional plants in the US, subject to the successful operation of the first one.

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Simon Kriss appointed GM of Green Distillation Technologies

Simon Kriss appointed GM of Green Distillation Technologies

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Simon Kriss has been appointed general manager – Corporate Development of Green Distillation Technologies. Kriss has been appointed to a new role in the company and he will focus on the go-to-market strategy and investor relations.

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GRI acquires Australia’s Axis Tyres

11th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Sri Lanka’s Global Rubber Industries (GRI Tires) has acquired Australian tyre supplier Tradefaire International’s industrial tyre business, Axis Tyres Pty Ltd. The acquisition includes Axis locations in Melbourne (Altona and Braeside), Sydney and Adelaide. Together with GRI’s existing branch in Brisbane, the company now operates five sites in Australia.

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Pirelli opens fifth P Zero World in Melbourne, Australia

Pirelli opens fifth P Zero World in Melbourne, Australia

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Melbourne, Australia has become the fifth location for Pirelli’s global flagship P Zero World retail store. The new opening follows Los Angeles (2016), Munich (2017), Monaco (2018), and Dubai (2019) as the latest site for the brand’s “boutique store for tyres” concept. P Zero World stocks Pirelli’s most exclusive products alongside bespoke services for owners of sports and luxury cars.

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Ten more years – Bridgestone renews World Solar Challenge partnership

Ten more years – Bridgestone renews World Solar Challenge partnership

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Since 2013, Bridgestone has lent its name to the world's foremost solar car race. Participants travel to Australia every two years for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC), with this year’s event attracting 48 teams. The 3,000-kilometre (1,860mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia ended on 20 October, and that day Bridgestone committed itself to another decade of support.

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Tyres4U buys Tyre and Tube Australia

Tyres4U buys Tyre and Tube Australia

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

In 15 October 2019 Tyres4U acquired Tyre and Tube Australia Pty Ltd (TTA). TTA is known as a leading specialty tyre and tube wholesaler in addition to being a substantial distributor of value tier passenger and truck tyres in Australia. Initially TTA will continue to operate as it does not, but it will ultimately be absorbed into the Tyres4U operation. This is expected to be complete by the end of November 2019.

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Bridgestone supplying ‘solar car tyres’ to BWSC

Bridgestone supplying ‘solar car tyres’ to BWSC

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation will supply solar car tyres to 32 teams participating in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC), for which Bridgestone is the naming rights sponsor. The narrow, wide diameter tyres utilise Bridgestone’s ‘Ecopia with ologic’ fuel-efficient tyre technology.

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Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 47th general meeting on 9 August in Cairns. According to officials, it was the first time COAG has been held outside a capital city. A number of policy decisions were made, including that Australia should ban the export of waste tyres.

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Yokohama a class winner in ‘Australia’s Greatest Desert Race’

Yokohama a class winner in ‘Australia’s Greatest Desert Race’

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

An event billed as ‘Australia’s Greatest Desert Race’ took place earlier this month in the vast emptiness of Australia’s Red Centre. This was of course the Tatts Finke Desert Race, held between 7 and 10 June. Yokohama Rubber shares with pride that its tyres were worn by the winning vehicle in the Extreme 4WD class.

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Bridgestone ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for sixth straight year

Bridgestone ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for sixth straight year

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has retained the title of ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ for a sixth consecutive year. The leading tyre company remains the sole recipient of the coveted award since the tyres category was added to Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands accolades in 2014.

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