About This Project
Business Breakthrough Award

In recognition of a significant impact in terms of new market entry or growth by a company active within the tyre retreading or recycling sector.

Meet The Winner


The Canada-based cleantech company has made significant progress in 2021 including the green light for commencement of production at its Hawkesbury facility and the completion of a multi-year tyre feedstock contract with Recyc-Quebec.

Meet The Nominees

Kartindo Rubber

Kartindo Rubber is the largest retreading materials manufacturer in Indonesia. Over the last couple of years the company has carried out a pro-active export campaign and has now built up a growing network of retreaders in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


Canada-based Tyromer made significant progress this year with the completion of a pilot factory in Arnhem in the Netherlands to bring its circular rubber products to the European market. Specialising in the devulcanisation of rubber from scrap tyres, Tyromer will fine-tune and exhibit its recycling technology at its new Dutch facility in order to sell the process to third parties. 

UK Rubber

Scottish tyre recycler UK Rubber began shredding at its site in Motherwell in the middle of 2021 when it gained its permissions from SEPA. The company has invested heavily this year with a new shredder from Untha. The company is oving rapidly towards becoming the biggest tyre processor in Scotland and is now looking to invest in a full-sized Eldan shredder by early 2022

VM Rubber

VM Rubber, based in Rovereto Italy, is a fast-growing manufacturer and distributor of tools and accessories for the retreading industry. Founded as recently as 2020, the company has grown rapidly and already supplies over 60 countries around the world.

Business Breakthrough Award Winner 2021:


Based in Ahmedabad, India, Fornnax is a fast growing manufacturer of tyre shredding equipment and granulators. Having grown rapidly within the tyre recycling sector in its domestic market, the company is now rapidly increasing its profile on a global basis including a sales agency in South America.