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Tieman Tankers: Industry Leaders

Our fourth Tieman Pink Pig has been built, delivered and is hot to trot. Not only will this additional tanker give us complete coverage for the Perth metro region, but the new piglet will also give greater capacity to service sites when they want and need their fuel. This in turn will create a solution to what we all need; more time to do what we need to do without interruptions.

Australian Owned and Operated

KEE chooses to use Tieman as, like KEE, it is an Australian family owned and operated company. The company was founded in 1953 by Neil Tieman. Neil and his brothers started the business from the family backyard in Preston, Victoria. They started making stainless steel tanks and vessels initially for the dairy industry. Neil manufactured the first Tieman road tanker in 1955 – a 1,000 Gallon tanker that delivered milk from Drouin to Melbourne.

The Tieman Tanker company grew quickly and due to the ever growing demand, the brothers found a larger site to work in and established a manufacturing factory in Keon Park in 1961.

Throughout the next decade larger capacity articulated tankers for the dairy industry became essential to the trade and the business grew accordingly. The company saw a niche in the market and as well as making dairy tankers, they diversified into additional food manufacturing equipment.

In 1973 Tieman introduced the first `Ringed` construction tanker to the Australian market, which reduced tare weights. The ringed tanker also added structural integrity which in turn maximised payloads.

Throughout the next twenty years, Tieman grew and grew. Interstate service branches were opened, they introduced aluminium fuel tankers and mild steel bitumen tankers to their product range and in 1994 the current Campbellfield manufacturing site was purchased.


Industry Leading Innovation

At the beginning of the century Tieman designed and built the first stainless steel bitumen tanker, an innovative non corrosive barrel design that still leads the industry today. They partnered with O.ME.P.S, one of Europe`s leading aluminium dry bulk tanker manufacturer, to become their exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand.



Recent first-to-industry PBS innovations by Tieman are listed below;

20m B Double

20m Rigid & Dog Trailer

26m `Tank Liner` range

the `Super Pocket`

the `Super Triple` 

the `Tri Train` 42m


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From humble beginnings, the Tieman family run business has manufactured over 5,000 tankers from aluminium fuel tanker road trains to state-of-the-art stainless steel milk transporters.

Neil was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the Australian Transport Industry in 2011.

Neil Tieman OAM, sadly passed away at home aged 95 in 2021.

Source: www.tieman.com.au/ Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia 

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