The German based global company REMA TIP TOP increases its activities in the important Australian market.
With the wholly-owned subsidiary REMA TIP TOP Industry Australia and the newly opened Brisbane Centre of Excellence, the globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and processing technology as well as tyre repair strives for the market leadership on the Australian continent.
“Because of its natural resources, the Australian market is of great importance in our fields of business,” states Udo Zimmer, CEO of REMA TIP TOP AG. “The complete acquisiton of REMA TIP TOP Industry Australia and the opening of our Brisbane Centre of Excellence release our full potential and demonstrate our leading role in Australia.”
After strengthening the service department in the first step, the company now focusses on increasing the product sales. This includes products from the conveyor belting portfolio, like conveyor belts, belt cleaning systems or pulley laggings, as well as the expansion of the surface protection division.
Brisbane Centre of Excellence: Strengthening the local and national presence at the east coast
In July 2019, REMA TIP TOP therefore opened the Brisbane Centre of Excellence as its east coast surface protection hub, extending on the expertise of its Western Australia surface protection operations in Perth. This strategic positioning enables the company to provide increased local and national service capabilities for its customers on a market, whose size and long delivery routes are an ongoing challenge. To provide the best possible service, REMA TIP TOP supplies a combination of in-house products and goods from selected partners, who meet the corporate quality standards as a part of strategic partnerships.
“Our aspiriation is the market leadership in Australia, regarding material processing as well as surface protection,” states Karsten Bartnicki, CEO Industry Australia. “A current order about rubber lining of 80 storage tanks with our rubber products strengthens our confidence in our plan.”
With the majority takeover of the Australian company ConvaTech in 2016, REMA TIP TOP did the first steps towards market leadership. At the end of 2018, Karsten Bartnicki was installed as the CEO of the Australian subsidiary, which is predicted with an annual turnover of 160 million Australian dollar in 2019. The 2016 acquired company shares of 76 procent will now be increased to 100 percent, to ensure a complete implementation of the corporate strategy.
REMA TIP TOP is a globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and treatment tech- nology as well as tire repair. The company has a global service network and offers a wide range of rubber products, linings and coatings for both the industrial and automotive sectors. Over almost a hundred years, the company has built up unique expertise in materials development and industrial services and is active in the belting, material processing, surface protection and automotive sectors. At the end of the 2018 financial year, REMA TIP TOP generated sales of over 1.1 billion euros. World- wide the company employs more than 7,400 employees and has more than 180 subsidiaries and associated companies – including well-known brands such as Dunlop Belting Products South Africa, Cobra/Depreux, and Asplit.