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A Decade of Strenth, Integrity and Partnership

07 Jun 2017 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

The continued collaboration between ATE and Refuelling Solutions (RFS) has strengthened year on year, reaching a partnership of more than a decade.

Throughout this time, ATE has engineered and manufactured a variety of tanker solutions for RFS across their Mini Tanker and Maxi Tanker fleets, which have included Rigids, Trailer and B Double combinations.

At ATE, the strength of our partnerships are built on a foundation of collaboration, and Refuelling Solutions is a testament to just that.

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A Proud Partnership

01 Jun 2017 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News


A long standing client of ATE, Refuel International, have recently shared insight into their partnership with the Australian Defence Industry. The company have been awarded a substantial contract to work alongside the Australian Government and provide a total of 100 aviation refuelling vehicles of the Defence Industry.

ATE have proudly engineered and manufactured the aviation refuelling tankers, currently under distribution to the Defence Industry.

The significant partnership between all parties has made a valuable impact to the Australian growing workforce, as well as keeping our countries products Australian Made.

Read the full article here.

“Australian Made” and Manufacturing... what does it really mean?

31 May 2017 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

Australian Made and Owned

Recently, we have received a number of enquiries from our clients and suppliers regarding what the “Australian Made” certification is all about.

There have been various observations of companies that claim they are “Australian owned”, “Proudly 100% Australian” or using terms such as “Built in Australia.”

But what does it really mean?

Many general country of origin claims (like “Made in Australia” – minus the Aussie Made logo) refer to the production/manufacture, rather than products content. This claim is made to disguise that these companies warehouse or sell a product that is actually manufactured overseas and imported into Australia.

This veneer of “Australian-ness” can be misleading.

A product that carries the genuine “Australian Made” certification buys its raw materials from local suppliers (some of whom may even import the product), and satisfies that the goods have:

  • passed a substantial transformation test in Australia i.e. the product must be manufactured here in Australia not just packaged or assembled.

Businesses should have a reasonable basis for making “country of origin” claims and be able to substantiate their claims through facts and figures, not guesses or unsupported opinions.

ATE Tankers is the only tanker manufacturer in the world that has obtained the iconic “Australian Made” trademark – providing our clients with clear, accurate and truthful information about what they are buying.  

A Fast Fact:

As an example, an employment comparison between “Proudly Australian” and “Australian Made” using ATE Tankers shows the large job increase when a company is a genuine Australian Manufacturer:

  • If we imported our tankers from overseas, this would result in a reduction of around 83% less staff
  • 83% more people are employed because we choose to be an Australian manufacturer and not an importer.  

To support Australian Made businesses, or to learn more about the campaign, visit the Australian Made website here.

2017 Brisbane Truck Show

2017 Brisbane Truck Show

30 May 2017 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

We are back from the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show and ready for another roaring week!

We experienced a great few days up in Brisbane, viewing exhibits of many key industry partners, whilst catching up with our interstate clients and suppliers.

Now, back to focus on what we do best.... 

The Final Two

The Final Two

17 Feb 2017 / Written by / Published in ATE Tankers News

This week we placed great emphasis on the delivery of the final two tankers of several for our Client, Caltex.

The two Rigid Mounted (8,500L) Tankers shown were designed to “keep the operator in mind”, and fitted with the latest Dispensing Systems (delivering both petrol & diesel).

With increasing regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods, we are continuing to aggressively integrate and develop best practices across our business. Our clients require high levels of service with regard to regulatory and national compliance, which we emphasise through extensive training and consistent analysis of our operating performance and process. 

At ATE, we believe our collective experience provides a key strength in managing and driving our growth. 

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