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BTA Towing Equipment Story
BTA Towing Equipment began life in 1973. The business was purchased by Frank Pendock and traded as Boronia Engineering. In those early years the business produced a vast range of fabricated products. Anything from Hills Hoists, Towbars, exhausts, basketball rings and even golf buggies were crafted in the modest workshop behind the supermarket in Boronia.
The business was a real home away from home for Frank, with his wife Margaret, Son Tony and daughter Sandra all working alongside, sometimes without even so much of a crossed word or disagreement, though not very often!!
In the early 1980’s Frank, with the guidance of his son Tony, decided that the increased demand locally for Towing related products was something the business should focus on and specialise in. From this idea, Boronia Towbars became the new name for Boronia Engineering. During this period, Tony on a holiday to the United States noticed an intriguing towing product called ‘Airsafe hitch’ and recognised after years of hearing customers towing problems how this product would be a success in Australia.
In 1989 after sustained continual growth the business relocated to a larger manufacturing workshop in Ferntree Gully.
Tony ran the design and manufacturing areas and Frank would handle the sales. The business continued to thrive even after Franks retirement in 1993. During this time Boronia Towbars began to branch out with the inception of a distributor initially in Tasmania.
An alliance was formed with Spareco Pty Ltd which gave Boronia Towbars the opportunity to provide its products to the rapidly growing Queensland and New South Wales markets further underpinning continued growth through the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. A second factory was purchased in Ferntree Gully to cope with this nationwide expansion. Further distributorships were set up in Western Australia and South Australia.
At this time on a subsequent United States visit an opportunity to import ‘Airsafe Hitches’ presented and in 2004 Boronia Towbars became the Australian distributor for this revolutionary new product which is still the case today.
In 2006 Boronia Towbars transformed into its current guise as BTA Towing Equipment. In 2008 the business relocated yet again to its existing home, a 20,000 square feet manufacturing plant in Knoxfield, Victoria with automated infrastructure and modern warehousing and office facilities.
BTA Towing Equipment to this day continues to defy the current trend of overseas manufacturing and is proud to provide locally made quality products to its long established distributor network and customers.
BTA has an extensive range of accessories to compliment your towing requirements.
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BTA is the Australian distributor for the world renowned Airsafe Receiver hitch.