Sydney-based manufacturer Omni Tanker has been commended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on its signing of an export agreement to supply its carbon fibre chemical tankers to Europe.
Speaking at a function to mark the milestone for the company, the Prime Minister praised the achievements of the Australian business. “You are showing the way,” Turnbull told the management and staff.
“If you can export advanced patented Australian material science to Germany you can export it everywhere in the world. There are no fussier buyers than the Germans. That is the heartland of the chemical industries of Europe. And you cracked that market. Well done!”
Following substantial investment and two years of intensive research and development that included input from the University of NSW Omni now has commercial agreements in place with a leading road tanker company in Germany and the design, development and certification of the Omni tanks suited to European standards is now complete.
Omni Tanker Managing Director, Daniel Rogers, paid tribute to his late father Bill Rogers and Bill’s friend and colleague Brian MacNaughton for their vision in “initiating the development of carbon fibre chemical tankers”, as well as investors, directors and staff.
Omni Tanker, previously known as Evolution Tankers, was founded in 2009 and is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated. Omni’s specialisation is carbon fibre composite tanks suitable for the road transport of aggressive corrosive chemicals. The patented manufacture process technology results in safer, more durable and much lighter tanks that can be fitted to customers’ choice of trailer frames or rigid trucks.