Tag: Australia

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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Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

Bridgestone opens new Mining Solution Centre in Australia

11th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s mining tyre service subsidiary in Australia has established a second solution centre in the country. Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (BMSA) opened the Hunter Valley Mining Solution Centre (HMSC) yesterday.

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GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Australia-based Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) reports that it has already pre-sold all the oil the firm expects to obtain from old tyres recycled in its planned Toowoomba plant. Indeed, GDT reports that the company has already sold its entire oil output from plants in North Queensland and Wagga in Southern New South Wales as well.

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Pirelli previews F1 opener, 2019 Australian grand prix

Pirelli previews F1 opener, 2019 Australian grand prix

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli travels to Albert Parks’ “slightly unusual” street circuit for the Formula 1 2019 season curtain-raiser in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. The exclusive tyre supplier nominated its C2, C3, and C4 compounds as the hard, medium, and soft tyres, saying that the track has a more flowing rhythm that also takes in some reasonably quick corners than stop-and-go street circuits, like Monaco or Singapore.

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Liqui Moly sponsors Bathurst 12 hour endurance event

Liqui Moly sponsors Bathurst 12 hour endurance event

24th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour starts on the last day of January. The endurance race in Australia marks the start of the season for oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly. “We’re looking forward to an exciting race,” says Peter Baumann, marketing manager with Liqui Moly, adding that the endurance race is a key marketing component for the company.

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Bob Jane passes away

Bob Jane passes away

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Australian tyre industry figure Bob Jane has died aged 88. A statement issued by his children shares that Jane passed away on 28 September “after a long and brave fight with prostate cancer.”

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