The German based global company REMA TIP TOP has increased its activities in the Australian market by opening the wholly owned subsidiary REMA TIP TOP Industry Australia and the newly opened Brisbane Centre of Excellence.
Udo Zimmer, CEO of REMA TIP TOP AG sees the Australian market as being of great importance to the company due to the abundance of its natural resources.
“The complete acquisition 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,” said Mr Zimmer.
After strengthening the service department, the company now focusses on increasing the product sales including products from the conveyor belting portfolio such as conveyor belts, belt cleaning systems or pulley laggings; as well as expanding the surface protection division.
In July 2019, REMA TIP TOP 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 aspiration is to become a market leader in Australia for material processing as well as surface protection,” stated Karsten Bartnicki, CEO Industry Australia.
With the majority takeover of the Australian company ConvaTech in 2016, REMA TIP TOP made 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 to make an annual turnover of AU$160 million.