An exciting initiative was introduced to the global tyre market this year by Valebridge Media Services. Designed to recognise and honour contributions made by the retreading and tyre recycling communities, the Recircle Awards are destined to become an annual event. Our very own Liana Shaw, is a member of the Nominations Committee.
With three weeks to go to the end of the Nominations process, Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the organisers of the inaugural Recircle Awards, are reporting brisk activity from the global tyre retreading and recycling industries in terms of submitting nominations for various award categories including a number of nominations for South African businesses.
The Awards, which have been launched to recognise sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services within the tyre retreading and recycling sectors, will be presented at key tyre industry events, both physical and virtual, during the early part of 2021. The winners will be announced on March 15 next year.
Covering a wide and balanced range of categories from across the tyre industry, the 14 awards open to the general public are as follows:
• Best Tread Rubber Supplier
• Best Retreading Equipment & Accessory Supplier
• Best Tyre Recycling Industry Supplier
• Best Casing & Tyre Disposal Services Provider
• Best Tyre Derived Recycled Product
• Best Retreading Industry Innovation
• Best Tyre Recycling Innovation
• Retread Industry Fleet Award
• Best Publicity Campaign
• Employee of the Year
• Business Innovation Award
• Best Tyre Retreader
• Best Tyre Recycler
• Best Company Director
According to David Wilson, the owner of VMS and publisher of Retreading Business, the global magazine for the tyre retreading sector interest in the Recircle Awards concept has been strong. “Overall, we have received a good and growing number of nominations, with multiple nominations being made in several categories. The “Best Tread Rubber Supplier” and “Best Retread Equipment and Accessory Supplier” categories have attracted particular interest.
Despite the positive reaction from retreaders and suppliers from around the globe, we are keen to see more nominations, including from the African market.”
Liana Shaw, Publisher of SA Treads, who is a member of the Nominations Committee for the Awards, commented “this is a wonderful platform through which to pay tribute to some of the unspoken heroes in the industry.
Should you or someone you know possibly qualify for consideration, please send in your nominations as soon as possible.” The Recircle Awards allow retreaders and suppliers to the retread sector to nominate themselves, their suppliers or their customers for any of the awards. Nominations can be made via the Recircle Awards website at
The deadline for nominations is November 13, 2020.