Tieman Tankers mourns founder’s passing

Neil Tieman credited with transport manufacturing innovation and leadership

Tieman Tankers mourns founder’s passing
Neil Tieman


Neil Tieman, founder of the eponymous tanker trailer builder, has passed away age 95.

He started the Tieman business in 1953 in Preston, Victoria, manufacturing stainless steel tanks, vessels and equipment for the dairy industry.

The company grew through the 1950’s and established a new manufacturing factory in Keon Park in 1961.

Through the 1960’s, the company diversified into additional food manufacturing equipment, adding interstate service branches to the business to service tankers, materials handling and tail lift equipment in the 1980s.

The company’s current Campbellfield manufacturing site was purchased in 1994.

Tieman Tankers has manufactured more than 6,000 tankers and currently offers a mix of prescriptive and performance-based standards (PBS) designs for the bulk liquid and dry bulk sectors for the Australian, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand markets.

Tieman was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2011 for services to the transport manufacturing industry.

More on Tieman's Order of Australia, here

"It is with a heavy heart to announce that Neil Tieman, the founder of Tieman Tankers has passed away," the company noted on social media.

"An industry icon in the true sense of the word, he leaves a legacy that is respected industry wide and will always be remembered as the man behind the brand of Tieman Tankers."


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