Valebridge Media Services (VMS), the international media services agency with offices in Crewe (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), recently announced the first 16 categories of the 2023 edition of the Recircle Awards, the international industry awards programme aimed at recognising the achievements of the most prominent companies within the tyre recycling and retreading industries.
2023 Awards for the AZuR Network and Chen Jet How
The Recircle Awards 2023 will incorporate a total of 22 awards covering a wide and balanced range of categories from across the tyre industry. 16 of these categories were already announced at the Official Launch of the 2023 Recircle Awards held on Wednesday, March 8 during the TyreXpo Asia show held at at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.
The 16 categories announced are as follows:
- Best Tread Rubber Supplier
- Best Retreading Equipment Supplier
- Best Retreading Accessory and Consumables Supplier
- Best Tyre Recycling Industry Supplier
- Best Tyre Derived Recycled Product
- Employee of the Year
- Best Passenger Retreader
- Best Truck & Bus Retreader
- Best OTR Retreader
- Tyre Pyrolysis Award
- Tyre Devulcanisation Award
- Mechanical Tyre Recycling Award
- Best Company Director
- Best Tyre Recycling Research Project
- Best EPR Scheme
- Lifetime Achievement Award in the Tyre Recycling Sector
The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Retreading Sector and Circular Economy Award were also announced at the event.
This year’s winner of the Circular Economy Award Winner was the AZUR Network, a network of companies from Germany related to the tyre retreading industry, for their contribution to the promotion of the tyre retreading sector. The award was received by AZUR Network Co-ordinator, Christina Guth.
On the other hand, the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Retreading Sector was granted to Mr Chen Jet How, the former CEO of the Kit Loong Group for his undoubted contribution to the development of the tyre retreading industry in South-East Asia.
David Wilson, Managing Director of Valebridge Media Services, the organising entity, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the first 16 categories for the 2023 Recircle Awards, which we believe offers a wide scope of opportunities for the industry to recognise the achievements of worthy companies and individuals within the global tyre retreading and recycling industries in terms of their individual excellence as well as the overall contribution of the industry to the Circular Economy.”
Alwin Seow, Show Director for Tyrexpo Asia, provided some highlights on the Recircle Awards and their overall importance to the show. “What we expect from this edition of the Recircle Awards is to congregate all the major players of the tyre retreading and recycling industries, and also to celebrate excellence within that field.”
The nominations process for these 16 categories is already open and will close on Friday May 5.