Founded in 1953, Tieman is an Australian family owned business that began in the backyard of the founder’s home, building tanks and vats for the dairy industry
The first road tanker, which was built in 1955 from stainless steel, was used for milk collection.
In 1958, after deciding to manufacture stainless steel equipment for the food industry, the Company experienced a rapid rate of growth that culminated in the establishment of the Keon Park site in 1961.
In 1972, Tieman diversified into material handling equipment through the acquisition of Howell Engineering.
1973 heralded in a new generation of tanker design and manufacture with the introduction of the Tieman ‘ringed’ tanker. This design offered greater capacity, reduced tare weights with greater structural integrity
Between 1973 and 1975, Tieman made a major decision to specialise in tankers, material handling equipment and tail lifts. This decision led to the company progressively becoming a leading specialist in the chosen product areas.
In 1980, the Company expanded into New South Wales, followed by South Australia in 1984 and Western Australia re-opened in 2008.
1982 saw the introduction of the Mobile Service division. This division not only services Tieman equipment but material handling equipment manufactured by other companies. Tieman have mobile vans operating in all states in Australia.
In 1987 Tieman started manufacturing a range of tail lifts in Thailand
In 1988, Tieman expanded their tanker range to include aluminium for fuel and chemicals and mild steel for bitumen. Tieman built their first stainless steel tanker
The growth strategy continued into the 1990’s with the establishment of the Queensland operation.
In 1994, the Campbellfield site was purchased. Both the tailgate and material handling operations moved from Keon Park to the new site at Campbellfield.
In 2008 Tieman signed an exlcusive supply agreement with Italian manufacturer O.ME.P.S for aluminium dry bulk tankers into Australia and New Zealand.
Globally Tieman has formed alliances with overseas companies with design strengths and technology advantages.
Tieman also have distributors in Tasmania and New Zealand.
Today Tieman is a market leader in the sales, design, manufacture, distribution and service of bulk road tankers, material handling equipment and tail lifts.
To be the recognized leader in our chosen markets
Health and safety
Tieman are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors and visitors.
The company also recognises that it has an obligation to produce products that can be used safely.
In order to achieve this all employees and contractors within the company and visitors to the company, are encouraged to assist through personal commitment and involvement in all areas relating to health and safety.