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About The Tyre and Rim Association

The Tyre and Rim Association of Australia Heritage

Early in 1950 representatives of tyre manufacturers and wheel and rim manufacturers in Australia met in Melbourne and agreed to join together as an association. Some months later, the Tyre and Rim Association of Australia (TRAA) was established on 20 October 1950.

The following objectives were agreed:

  • To promote the consideration and discussion of all questions affecting the interests of such sections of the Automotive Industry as are concerned in any manner with tyres, rims, wheels and component parts thereof and products used or associated therewith.
  • To improve and elevate the technical and general knowledge of persons engaged or about to engage in the industry and to establish satisfactory engineering standards for application and enforcement among members.
  • To co-operate by any means whatsoever with all branches of the industry and with any other persons or bodies in furthering the objects or interests of the Association.

The Tyre and Rim Association Today

A committee of elected Directors from the tyre industry and wheel & rim industry are elected annually. The Directors meet at regular intervals to conduct the business of the Tyre and Rim Association of Australia.

A Standards Committee consisting of representatives from all facets of the tyre industry and the rim and wheel industry meet at regular intervals to review developments and changes in the global industry. The Standards Committee liaise closely with The Tire and Rim Association Inc in USA, The European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation in Brussels, and The Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association Inc.

Annually the Tyre and Rim Association of Australia publishes a comprehensive Standards Manual that is available for sale. The Standards Manual is a necessary reference for all tyre and wheel manufacturers and retailers, as well as vehicle and implement manufacturers, vehicle service organisations, transport authorities, government bodies, road and traffic authorities, fleet operators, agricultural vehicle and machinery users.

Current Standards Manuals are a nominated standard for many Australian Design Rules (pertaining to the design and manufacture of automotive products) and State Transport and motor vehicle regulations.

The Tyre and Rim Association of Australia is a non-profit organisation offering technical information on all matter relating to tyres, wheels, rims, and related accessories. It does not include performance specifications, the testing of products, or tyre retreading standards.

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