About Us

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#1 In Rubber Upcycling

A1 Rubber is lessening the impact on the environment, reducing landfill and producing more economically responsible products. Using their state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, A1 Rubber uses stripped rubber from old tyres to form new Australian made rubber flooring products.

A1 Rubbers recycling initiative forms part of their business commitment to reduce reuse and recycle rubber products. Their Brisbane based head office and manufacturing facility is equipped with leading-edge technology, which ensures that all processing is to the highest standards. The result is a remarkable level of quality control and product consistency.

A1 Rubber operates as a wholesale manufacturer and through their experienced distributor network offer expert advice on the right type of rubber flooring for each application, including adhesives, finishing requirements and all on site installation technicalities.

A1 Rubber convert over 7500 tonnes of recycled tyre rubber into various innovative flooring products per annum. They hold thousands of tonnes of raw materials and finished products ready for immediate manufacture and dispatch, employing over 30 staff at their Brisbane factory and distribution warehouses in New South Wales, Victoria as well as Queensland. A1 Rubber is proud to be an Australian manufacturer competing on the world stage in recycled rubber product development, innovation, distribution and service.

With the latest in world-class recycled rubber manufacturing technology, A1 Rubber is well positioned to continue to improve the quality, range, competitive pricing and service levels you expect from the market leader.

Our History

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Humble Beginnings – 1993

The conception of a rubber business began for John Randel in 1993 when he was running a wire works business, and expanded it to include manufacturing recycled rubber basket liners. When he began working with recycled rubber, he realised the extensive potential for products made out of recycled rubber, and soon ventured into manufacturing floor tiles and matting out of rubber.

By 1997, the rubber business was rapidly growing and had enough demand and the means to partner up to develop their own tyre recycling facility. It continued to grow and flourish until 2000, when devastation struck.

Destruction – 2000

In 2000, as the rubber business was thriving, a catastrophic fire struck and completely wiped out the growing business. After a year of cleaning up and legal battles, John was left feeling defeated and depressed and had no desire to return to manufacturing after experiencing that everything he had built could be taken away in 30 minutes by a fire.

By 2002 John realised he had to do something, and decided to take another chance on manufacturing.When re-starting the business, John decided not to take on any partners so that he was responsible for everything, and so it began again as a husband and wife team in the bush at Mt Cotton. The new A1 Rubber business got off the ground and it quickly began to grow again to bigger and better things.

New Beginnings – 2005

Up until 2005, A1 Rubber operated temporarily out of a shed in the bush at Mt Cotton, until an opportunity arose to buy land at Yatala and build a new factory. The new factory allowed for expansion of products and new machinery. By 2008 the business had grown to the point where it needed a warehouse separate to the factory, and so the adjoining block of land was bought, and by 2010 the new warehouse was built. Since then, A1 Rubber has also expanded to have warehousing in Sydney and Melbourne for faster, easier distribution of products to other states.