Who we are

Big Tyre is an Australian manufacturer of rubber & polyurethane products located in South East Queensland.

We provide reliable, high quality products and solutions to meet our customers' needs

Robert Ward
Sales Manager

About us

Established in 1954
Australian owned
& operated
Trusted
OEM supplier

Over 65 years in the making

Beginning in 1954 as VACU-LUG Australia and trading as Relug & Tread from 1987 to 1992, Big Tyre has built a reputation for supplying reliable, high quality products and down to earth solutions.

Over the past 20 years the business has grown signficantly with new developments across the mining and agricultural industries.

 
  • Solid Wheels Manufactured
    3,000
  • Ag Tracks Rebuilt
    1,200
  • Undercarriage Wheels Rebuilt
    7,000
  • Tyres Repaired/Retreaded
    15,000

Our customers include

  • Caterpillar Global Mining
  • Russell Mineral Equipment
  • Sandvik Mining & Construction
  • Chesterfield Australia
  • Vanderfield
  • Nepean Power
  • Bridgestone
  • Goodyear Earthmover
  • Fulton Hogan
Our 165" autoclave can handle tyres with up to 63" rim diameter

Big capabilities

Our factory has the capability to handle the biggest tyres on the market today.

Our modified and purpose built equipment allows us to build and re-manufacture a wide range of rubber and polyurethane products.

Our Team

We employ a range of skilled individuals across our office and factory with a broad range of specialities and interests.

If you are interested in a career with Big Tyre please see our job vacancies page or contact us.

Bruce Louden, Chairman at Big Tyre

Bruce Louden BSc, BE, MBA

Chairman

As the former Managing Director (MD) of Big Tyre for 27 years, Bruce has a wealth of experience in the industry and continues to support the business in multiple areas. During his time as MD, Bruce brought together his ingenuity, engineering and business expertise to expand Big Tyre’s core offerings to include not only tyres but also agricultural tracks and solid wheels for underground mining applications. Despite his semi-retirement status, Bruce is still actively involved as a consultant and a resource for us to call upon.

Dan Louden, Chief Executive Officer at Big Tyre

Dan Louden EMBA, MSc

Chief Executive Officer

Dan took over the helm of Big Tyre as CEO in 2019 after working for three years as its Business Development Manager. With an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Dan brings a fresh perspective and drive to the business, and is committed to improving efficiency, customer service, and professionalism to take the business to new heights. Dan’s previous experience includes eight years as a Barramundi Hatchery Manager where he led the transformation a small operation into the world’s largest barramundi hatchery.

Robert Ward, Sales Manager at Big Tyre

Robert Ward

Sales Manager

Robert's farming background gives him a huge advantage in looking after our agricultural customers including sourcing new and used tyres and tracks and providing customised solutions. Robert also has extensive experience in working with manufacturers, equipment-hire companies and mines in the coal mining industry in supplying and reconditioning Big Tyre’s heavy-duty solid wheels as well as wheels for various ancillary equipment. With his 15 years of experience with Big Tyre, aided by an incredible memory and a wealth of knowledge, Robert is well equipped to assist our range of customers in whatever situation they face.

Trevor Hamilton, Sales & Administration at Big Tyre

Trevor Hamilton

Sales & Administration

Trevor is a friendly, customer-oriented professional with over 25 years' experience in looking after our customers including quoting, job scheduling, invoicing and delivery.

Tracey Betts, Accounts at Big Tyre

Tracey Betts

Accounts

Qualified with a Diploma of Accounting, Tracey manages our accounts payable & accounts receivable and helps take some of the sales load when the phones are ringing hot!

Isaac Osment, IT Manager at Big Tyre

Isaac Osment BIT

IT Manager

Master of all things digital, Isaac manages all of our hardware and software requirements including programming unique applications in both the office and factory to improve reliability, efficiency, traceability and timely information. In addition to this, Isaac also helps take some of the sales load.

Alan Neuendorf, Maintenance Manager at Big Tyre

Alan Neuendorf

Maintenance Manager

As an experienced fitter and turner with over 30 years of experience including nearly 15 years at Big Tyre, Alan is responsible for not only looking after our existing equipment to ensure it keeps running reliably in such a demanding environment, but also in the design and manufacture of custom built equipment to service unique applications as we continue to improve efficiency and expand our service offerings.

Merv Plant, Production Manager at Big Tyre

Merv Plant

Production Manager

With his comprehensive knowledge of the complete range of Big Tyre’s production processes and with very good people skills, Merv manages our production team well and is dedicated to making sure that customers receive a quality job in a timely manner every time.

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