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For further information, interviews, product and images or to request a test drive please contact the 360 PR team - rachel@360pr.com.au or lisa@360pr.com.au ORIX’s new Innovation GM is ready to drive further transformation 2018-11-25T23:35:40Z orixs-new-innovation-gm-is-ready-to-drive-further-transformation Sydney, Australia – November 26, 2018 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has announced that Richard Hilliard has joined the team as General Manager, Technology and Innovation of ORIX Australia. Known for its willingness to push new boundaries in digital transformation, ORIX was recognised in the AFR Most Innovative Companies list in 2017 and 2018. Hilliard will lead the fleet management company through the next stage of its digital journey, overseeing all platforms, integrations and internal processes to manage the large volumes of fleet data ORIX provides to its customers through its client platform, OneView. “We see innovation as a commitment to providing better client outcomes, and it’s embedded in all aspects of our culture,” commented Reggie Cabal, CEO and Managing Director of ORIX Australia & NZ. “With Richard’s background in financial services and digital transformation, we’re looking forward to further challenging old ways of working in the fleet industry.” Hilliard spent the last three years leading digital transformation at Aussie Home Loans, and has over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex change across the financial services sector. He says he finds ORIX’s attitude towards transformation refreshing, as the leadership team clearly see it as the driving force in ORIX’s future. “There is a huge opportunity to use the vehicle data we have to further improve our customer experience, and help them reduce costs and optimise their asset use,” he says. He is also excited to bring his knowledge and experience to an industry that is undergoing such significant transformation globally. “This is a chance to work in the dynamic mobility market, where electric vehicles and driverless cars are inevitable. ORIX sees that as an opportunity, rather than a threat, and is leading the way in its focus on what that means for its clients.” Hilliard says his main motivation is building effective partnerships and high-performing teams who get close to the customer, and he’s been surprised and delighted by the deep industry knowledge and passion of his new team at ORIX. “They’ve already delivered some great achievements, so we have a strong base to build on.” ORIX has just released its new customer reporting, providing insights including fleet efficiency tracking, driver behaviour monitoring and fleet performance against industry benchmarks. Hilliard will now focus on meeting customers to understand how ORIX can make their lives easier, so the organisation can continue to drive positive change. <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) is one of the world’s leading fleet management companies. In Australia and New Zealand, we’ve provided fleet management, commercial vehicle rentals and leasing and novated leasing for more than 30 years. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView platform, ORIX Share and ORIXi, we help our clients get more value from their vehicles and manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations of future events, future opportunities, global expansion and other growth initiatives and our investments in such initiatives. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future; changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T01:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit www.thebusinessofevents.com.au. The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- Truckline launches new mudguards from Australian manufacturer Truckmate 2018-09-27T05:25:50Z truckline-launches-new-mudguards-from-australian-manufacturer-truckmate Truckline launches 700 mm wide Truckmate mudguards Truckline has announced it is now stocking Truckmate’s new MG700 Mudguard. With a width of 700 mm, the new addition from Australia’s most trusted name in truck mudguards and mudflaps is the only injection moulded mudguard made to this specification in Australia. Truckmate Business Development Manager, Lee Annett, said the new product was developed to accommodate wider profile tyres, which are increasingly being used to provide greater grip and overall footprint on the road, particularly amongst European vehicles. “With increasing use of the 295 wider profile tyre instead of the 11R standard tyre, including on the new Mercedes Actros, the new MG700 mudguard prevents rubbing which in turn will prolong the life of the mudguard,” said Lee, adding the MG700 guard will cater for all makes featuring the wider profile tyres. Lee also explains that the MG700 boasts an additional 50mm internal width, which allows additional clearance on the wider profile tyres. “The MG700 features our signature ribbing which offers increased strength and dimensional stability, and combines with the additional clearance to deliver maximum spray suppression,” he said, adding the design provides similar width clearance to the European style “3 piece” mudguard seen on Scania trucks in Australia and is compatible with all truck brands. Like all Truckmate Mudguards, the MG700 product is injection moulded from the highest quality UV-stabilised, impact modified polypropylene, and the company is proud to have been manufacturing in Australia for almost 30 years. “We’re proud to be a locally-owned company and to conduct our manufacturing processes here in Australia,” said Lee. Truckline General Manager Mick Henderson said the MG700 ticks the box for Truckline for many reasons. “We’re committed to providing customers with a range of high quality products and Truckmate has been a trusted name in the industry for a long time. Truckline stocks aftermarket parts for all makes and models of truck and trailer, and the new MG700 ensures we continue to cater to requirements for European brands,” said Mick. "And the fact that Truckmate continues to manufacture here in Australia is really something to celebrate,” he added. The MG700 mudguard is 700mm wide, 610mm high and 1280mm in length. It is compatible with all the current Truckmate mudguard accessories such as Hanger Brackets, Chassis Mount Bracket Offset tubes, boss caps and reflectors and the Spacer kit. ENDS Photo Caption: Truckline introduce’s Truckmate’s new MG700 mudguard, designed for wider profile tyres. About Truckline Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 65 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 23 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 77,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving. Truckline partnership keeping farmers moving 2018-09-26T03:16:23Z truckline-partnership-keeping-farmers-moving DRAFT Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T22:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organisations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance, nor are these statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse litigation developments or in the government inquiry; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities, including its common stock and its Preferred Stock; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on August 9, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. # # # © 2018 Rimini Street, Inc. All rights reserved. “Rimini Street” is a registered trademark of Rimini Street, Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Rimini Street, the Rimini Street logo, and combinations thereof, and other marks marked by TM are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Mobile Tyre Shop launches in Adelaide to become Australia's largest mobile tyre network. 2018-07-06T06:00:10Z mobile-tyre-shop-launches-in-adelaide-to-become-australia-s-largest-mobile-tyre-network Mobile Tyre Shop commenced operations today in the ‘City of Churches’. First launching in Melbourne in 2012 and featuring on Network Ten’s Shark Tank, Mobile Tyre Shop now operates in 4 states with company owned vans servicing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and now Adelaide.   Mobile Tyre Shop has taken the hassle out of buying tyres by bringing the tyre shop straight to the customer 7 days a week.  Disrupting the traditional tyre shop model, customers can now get their tyres conveniently fitted at their homes or work. While mobile tyre servicing is innovative to Australians, countries such as the USA and those of Europe have long been used to the convenience of getting their tyres changed at home or at work. “Fleet customer demand for a national service is driving us to spread our footprint quicker than anticipated,” explained Travis Osborne, CEO and Founder.  “Particularly national rental car companies who have embraced our offering in Melbourne and Sydney are driving demand In Adelaide.”  Heading up the operation in South Australia is Shameel Hay, who is excited to be making Adelaide his family’s new home having worked with Mobile Tyre Shop in Melbourne.  As one of the most experienced Tyre Technicians, ‘Shamy’ saw this as a great opportunity to not only progress his employment, but to also give his family a better lifestyle in South Australia. “I have been pleasantly surprised how easy it has been for the family to settle in here in Adelaide.”said Mr Hay.  “My wife was able to transfer her job and with a great lifestyle and reduced cost of living here in Adelaide, it is a win-win all round.” The first item on Shameel’s to-do list will be to recruit the Tyre Technicians needed to operate the bright yellow and white vans around the Adelaide metropolitan area.  “From what I’ve seen so far, the quality of applications for the positions has been very high.”Mr Hay explained. "I guess with the recent car factory closures, a new business such as ours can only benefit with the wealth of skills on offer.” For hi-res images or more information about Mobile Tyre Shop, contact:   Jamie Cartwright General Manager – Sales & Marketing M: 0438 001 113 E:   jamie@mobiletyreshop.com.au W: mobiletyreshop.com.au CALL OUT FOR INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS PITCH2PUNCH 2018 2018-07-05T01:35:06Z call-out-for-industry-champions-pitch2punch-2018 We're still looking for a for a few more Industry Champions to participate in this year's Pitch2Punch, joining the fight against anxiety and depression and supporting mental health awareness. APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY THE 6TH OF JULY. We're calling on Sydney's Media, Marketing and Creatives! For more information or to send in your applications please email info@pitch2punch.com. Bridgestone accepts ultra-high performance mission with Potenza S007A 2018-07-02T22:43:08Z bridgestone-accepts-ultra-high-performance-mission-with-potenza-s007a-1 Bridgestone’s top secret assignment, the all-new Potenza S007A has been declassified and released to the public.   The Potenza S007A has been introduced as Bridgestone’s flagship performance product following three years of design and development to target high performance vehicles such as BMW M3, Aston Martin models, Lexus sport models and AMGs to name a few.   The S007A was developed alongside Bridgestone’s OE spec S007, fittingly used by Aston Martin on the DB11, as a suitable replacement tyre for performance oriented cars.   “It’s always exciting to introduce a new product to our extensive line up, but the addition of a new flagship performance tyre, the Potenza S007A, brings even more anticipation to this launch,” said Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Andrew Moffatt.   “The Potenza range plays a significant role in Bridgestone’s history and products like the S007A are designed to showcase the capabilities that make sports cars such a thrill to drive: high speed cornering and braking performance.”   Potenza S007A enters the market as a step up from the highly popular S001 and RE050A products, with better responsiveness, new levels of stability for both every day and high speed applications, heightened grip and corning ability, improved braking capabilities and increased wear life compared to previous generation models.   The introduction of S007A will also see Bridgestone streamline its Potenza offerings, with the new product replacing a number of S001 and RE050A sizes.   With an initial roll out of 42 sizes in Australia and 35 sizes in New Zealand, the S007A will cater to the vast majority of performance cars in the market and is suitable for staggered fitment.   “Bridgestone is committed to serving society with superior quality and the transition of S001 and RE050A sizes to the equivalent S007A delivers on this promise,” Mr Moffatt added.   Engineered to last, the Potenza S007A features three-dimensional ‘M’ shaped sipes to stiffen and reinforce the tread blocks. Three wide ribs and the optimised crown shape ensures the tyre maintains uniform contact and pressure with the road to maximise wear life.   S007A features rounded tread blocks to allow for higher contact pressure and enhanced grip levels during braking, particularly in the wet. Chamfering of the blocks also aids in preventing deformation of the tyre when under load by providing a flatter contact area.   The central rib has been stiffened for greater stability and increased responsiveness while the low-angled sipes on the tread face offer heightened control for cornering. The steel and fibre ‘hybrid spiral’ construction also adds to the S007A’s durability.   Certain sizes also feature a Kevlar flipper in the sidewall to increase rigidity and prevent excessive movement for exceptional high-speed grip.   For more information, visit www.bridgestonetyres.com.au or www.bridgestone.co.nz. Hi-res media images available by contacting Tom Worsley. KREATE ANNOUNCES NEW CLIENT WINS IN 2018 2018-06-26T01:37:26Z kreate-announces-new-client-wins-in-2018 Boutique marketing, events and PR agency Kreate is excited to announce the addition of a swag of new clients. Continuing the agency’s expertise in the tourism and retail space, they have been engaged by West Hotel Sydney, the Collins Street Precinct Group (CSPG) and Ted’s Cameras; as well as being re-appointed by Hilton’s two Fijian resort properties. This follows Kreate’s management buyout by in-house staff in February this year. Since that time, the agency has focused on expanding and continuing to grow their integrated public relations and communications offering, with demonstrated success. “It’s an exciting time for the Kreate PR and communications team with these high profile clients adding to our client roster. We’re really looking forward to continuing to bring our expertise in the tourism, destination marketing and retail space to help grow our new clients’ businesses,” said Dylan Reed, CEO of Kreate. The newly finished West Hotel is the first Curio Collection by Hilton in Australia. Kreate will oversee PR, social media, media relations and campaign activations for the Hotel with a focus on the continued growth of West Hotel as a major player in the hotel scene in Sydney. The boutique, designer hotel is strategically located on the Western side of Sydney’s CBD, with architecture by Fitzpatrick and Partners and Interiors by Woods Bagot. The recent appointment by the Collins Street Precinct Group has seen Kreate’s Melbourne presence grow. Kreate will be focusing on the re-launch of the Collins Street brand, including overseeing PR, social media content, photography and campaign activations. As Melbourne’s premier street in the World’s most liveable city; Collins Street is a hub for luxury retail brands, premium accommodation, renowned dining destinations, top entertainment acts and global business services. Kreate has also been appointed by Ted’s Cameras as they introduce an exciting new retail venture for the heritage brand. Launching in late 2018, Kreate is managing their PR, social media, communications and launch event. With a firm place in the Australian camera market, Ted’s is known for high quality service and in-depth product information – this new innovation will see Ted’s continue to lead the industry. Watch this space to hear more soon. Alongside these new client wins; Kreate is also pleased to announce the renewal of the contract of Hilton’s two Fijian properties; Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island. Kreate continues to provide ongoing PR services in the Australian and New Zealand markets. These recent wins have seen Kreate’s team expand with additions to the team in Sydney and Melbourne. With a focus on high quality service coupled with award-winning strategies, Kreate continues to grow as an agency. For more information, please visit www.kreate.com.au. For media inquiries please contact Lauren Parkin at Kreate on 02 8319 4384 or lauren.parkin@kreate.com.au Stephen Roche to succeed Andrew Moffatt as Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director 2018-06-17T23:14:49Z stephen-roche-to-succeed-andrew-moffatt-as-bridgestone-australia-and-new-zealand-managing-director Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt has announced his intention to retire at the end of September 2018, with Stephen Roche named as his successor.   Mr Moffatt’s retirement will bring to a close a 25-year tenure with the leading tyre brand after joining the company in July 1993 as National Finance & Operations Manager. In 1994 he was promoted to Group Financial Controller before being appointed to the Board of Directors as Director of Finance in 1997.   In 2009 he became Bridgestone’s Senior Executive Director, responsible for Tyre Sales and Marketing, before making history in 2013 when he was made the first non-Japanese Managing Director of both of Bridgestone’s local subsidiaries, Bridgestone Australia Limited and Bridgestone New Zealand Limited.   Following a highly successful term as Managing Director, Mr Moffatt believes he steps down with Bridgestone in good shape.   “We are the leading tyre company in Australia and New Zealand and are considered the most trusted brand by consumers in both countries. I believe we have respect in the industry for our customer service, good environmental practices, focus on safety, quality products and for continuously evolving our commercial business solutions offering,” Mr Moffatt said.   “Bridgestone is ready for whatever the future brings. There are a number of exciting developments planned and in progress that will keep us ahead of industry trends and innovation and strengthen our status as Australia and New Zealand’s leading tyre company.”   In his 25 years with the business, Mr Moffatt has seen significant growth in the number of Bridgestone retail stores, which together form a network surpassing 450 locations across Australia and New Zealand. He also played a hands on role in the acquisition of Bandag Manufacturing Pty. Ltd. in 2000, which has subsequently become a core component of Bridgestone’s industry leading Total Tyre Management commercial solutions offering.   Mr Moffatt feels it is not his business achievements that define his legacy, but his strong commitment to serving society in various ways such as through Bridgestone’s charity partners, the Leukaemia Foundation in Australia, and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, road safety education initiative RYDA, and environmental stewardship through membership and an active role in Tyre Stewardship Australia.   “I hope to be remembered for raising the profile of the tyre industry in a positive light through Bridgestone’s contribution to society, and ethical operation of the company’s business,” he said.   “I’m proud of the action we’ve taken in trying to resolve the issue of end-of-life tyres in Australia and New Zealand. There is still a long way to go, but we are doing something positive about it.   “Bridgestone has an exceptional team committed to serving customers with safety as a priority. I’m going to miss the business and its people for years to come,” Mr Moffatt added.   Stephen Roche joins Bridgestone on Monday, 2 July and will work closely with Andrew Moffatt until his retirement at the end of September.   “Firstly, I would like to congratulate Andrew on his outstanding career. I am looking forward to joining Bridgestone, and importantly continuing the evolution of this great company and extraordinary brand, through the talented team in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Roche said.   Previously Mr Roche was the CEO and Managing Director of top 200 ASX company Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (API) for more than 10 years, during which he led the growth of 450 Priceline stores and a turnover in excess of $3.8 billion. In addition, he initiated and chaired The Priceline Sisterhood Foundation, a registered charity which supports women and their families across Australia.   “Bridgestone will remain in safe hands under the leadership of Stephen Roche. He brings extensive experience which will see Bridgestone continue to set the benchmark in the tyre industry,” Mr Moffatt added.   Mr Roche holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking & Finance from the University of South Australia, is an alumni of Columbus University’s Senior Executive Program and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The Ultimate Environmental Choice - Green Recycling Of Automobiles 2018-06-05T22:30:08Z the-ultimate-environmental-choice-green-recycling-of-automobiles It may not seem like an ideal choice to reuse good quality parts from another vehicle, but the resulting savings in energy, raw materials and reduction in pollution is great. You will be helping to sustain a modern global recycling industry using green recycled parts that reclaim over 12 million vehicles across Australia annually. The ultimate way to benefit the environment is auto recycling. An automobile is the most recycled product on earth. It not only prevents unnecessary use of valuable landfill but also keeps a flood of dangerous toxins from being released into the ground and water. You will be preserving scarce and valuable natural resources by reducing the need for new parts to be manufactured and cutting down on the resulting pollution. Important Environmental Facts 1. Do you know that over 80% of the entire car weight is reused, remanufactured or recycled in the automobile recycling industry.2. Recycled parts save approximately 80 million barrels of oil per year that is used to produce new replacement parts.3. About 40% of the ferrous metal for the scrap processing industry comes from the auto recycling industry across Australia.4. Steel mill’s air pollution can be reduced as much as 86% and water pollution by 76% by substituting low-sulphur scrap metal for high-sulphur raw ore. The Process Oil, gas and operating fluids pose a significant threat to the environment. Trained technicians at vehicle recycling industry carefully drain all the fluids and store them for reuse or recycling. In order to prevent any groundwater contamination, special equipment and methods are used. Approximately 40 litres of fluid are removed from each car and are either used in the facility itself or recycled to be responsibly disposed of. The remaining unusable part of the vehicle is then crushed and sent to the shredder to be broken down into fist-sized pieces for recovery. Then valuable metals are separated from ferrous and non-ferrous using a huge magnet and reused to make new vehicles and other products you buy… and the cycle repeats. To determine which parts are appropriate for reuse, each vehicle is inspected well enough. The make, model along with the VIN number and mileage of vehicle and year are recorded in order to provide accurate inventory data for the store. Batteries, tires and gas tanks are all removed to be recycled, reused or disposed of appropriately. The vehicle is then transferred to the dismantling unit where parts are removed, inspected and readied for resale. Each part of the vehicle is tagged, coded and entered into a computerised inventory system to be properly stored to be sold online. Want to be part of this eco-friendly industry? Call Speed Car Removals Perth at 0431 328 128 and get rid of your unwanted car right now or visit our website https://speedcarremoval.com.au Ore-some addition to Bridgestone network in Port Hedland 2018-05-17T03:13:30Z ore-some-addition-to-bridgestone-network-in-port-hedland Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand’s unwavering commitment to enhancing its commercial vehicle network has seen the opening of a brand new Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland to meet the needs of the wider Pilbara region.  As well as becoming the region’s flagship commercial outlet, the new Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland is part of Bridgestone’s extensive nation-wide retail channel for consumers, also offering the full range 4x4, SUV and passenger car tyres as well as truck and bus radials.   Officially opened last night by Bridgestone Australia National Commercial Manager, Geoff May and store owners James and Lynda Hagan, Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland is further proof of how Bridgestone invests both in its network and its franchisee business partners.   As the only store in the Pilbara region able to accommodate undercover drive-through access for quad-road trains, Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Andrew Moffatt, believes the Port Hedland store highlights the company’s commitment to bolstering both its commercial and retail networks.   “The Pilbara is a unique market and the measures we have implemented in the new Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland store are a clear demonstration of Bridgestone’s commitment to delivering superior service to our customers,” Mr Moffatt said.   “We worked with our local franchisee to identify what was needed to ensure Bridgestone is delivering the best experience for all our customers in Port Hedland and beyond, and together we developed this flagship store for the region.”   The opening of Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland marks the third major commercial hub launch for Bridgestone in 12 months, following the launch of company owned and run stores at Hume in Canberra, and the Barossa Valley outside of Adelaide.   Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland also complements the off-the-road (OTR) and mine site focused offerings of the nearby Pilbara Mining Solution Centre, opened six months ago by Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia.   “Having two Bridgestone sites servicing the Pilbara shows the importance of the region and demand for Bridgestone’s diverse product range.”   “Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland is positioned to accommodate everything from the daily driver through to quad-road trains, allowing the Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia site to focus on mining specific requirements,” Mr Moffatt added.   According to James Hagan, Bridgestone Service Centre Port Hedland franchisee and owner of MG Tyres, the new facility is designed to deliver on customer needs.     “We are looking forward to working with Bridgestone Australia and Bridgestone Mining Solutions into the future. The future is very exciting for Port Hedland and the Pilbara,” Mr Hagan said.   “I would like to thank Bridgestone Australia for building us this fantastic facility and for having the confidence and trust in us to run it. We deliver products and services that our customers need and this facility was built to better service customers’ needs now and into the future.”   The store is located at 7 Phosphorous Street, Wedgefield and offers the full range of Bridgestone’s truck and bus radial tyres as well as 4x4, SUV and passenger tyres. For more information, visit www.bridgestonetyres.com.au. *Hi-resultion images are available on request New Andatech Sentry professional baton breathalyser 2018-05-11T02:52:17Z new-andatech-sentry-professional-baton-breathalyser Leading Australian breathalyser company, Andatech, has launched a new breathalyser, Andatech Sentry, which is baton-shaped and designed for professional use. Andatech designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The Andatech Sentry breathalyser provides fast and easy testing of a person’s alcohol concentration and is particularly suited to roadside testing of drivers by fleet transport operators/drivers or law enforcement officers. The breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute and provide results up to two decimal places. It can also be used on an unconscious person to detect the level of alcohol in their breath using the breathalyser's manual sampling function. With innovative fuel cell sensor technology, the Andatech Sentry displays results numerically within five seconds. If the result exceeds the device’s set point value, the device will vibrate and sound an alarm. Features of the Andatech Sentry include: An in-built magnet so the device can be attached to vehicles when conducting tests, thereby helping to prevent damage to the unit. It can be used as a traffic baton and flashlight making it ideal for traffic enforcement officers. Manual LED lighting that offers displays in white, red, red blinking, and red/blue, which is beneficial at night. USB connectivity so it can be connected to PC software for more detailed settings. The manual sampling function allows users to detect alcohol presence in suspect drinks. The passive ‘cone-type’ blow cap can easily be replaced and washed for hygienic re-use. Subjects simply blow into the unit from 4-5 cm away to be tested. The Andatech Sentry is 276 mm long and 44.5 mm wide, comes with AA alkaline batteries and is compatible with rechargeable batteries for convenience and continuous usage. With a calibration frequency of 5,000 tests in 12 months, the 370g device (including batteries) shows the number of days and tests before calibration is required. It also has a calibration grace period that allows use past the calibration due date before the unit is locked. The Andatech Sentry has a one-year warranty and is only available from Andatech and selected third party testers around Australia. www.andatech.com.au About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech also has a distribution channel offering consumer safety products and air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/ To request any of these photos in higher resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams.