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WE ARE

Achievers – What we promise, we deliver with excellence in mind.

Industrious – Marked by imagination and perseverance, we go one step further to outperform in our products and services.

Authentic – We are not there to impress. We are there to listen and get the job done.

BEARCAT is Australia’s leading distributor of Industrial, Construction & Earthmoving Equipment Tyres, Wheels & Rubber Tracks. Manufacturer aligned; we are the Australian division of Camso.

We cover more area than any other industrial service provider through our company operated service branches and through sublet mobile service trucks, trailer presses and static presses located in regional areas across Australia.

We supply 98% of all forklift tyre requirements from off-the shelf stocked, self manufactured products which are proven to be best in class products.

Our ability to provide the widest range of high performing products means our valued customers are supplied the right product for the application installed at the highest professional standard.

Our business operates to ISO 9001 2015 Quality Management Systems.

  • Customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Our ISO accreditation and SAP Technology platform proves our focus to be leaders in our specialised industry and meet the demands of industries leading equipment companies.

Bearcat Tyres was established in 1973 and quickly became recognised as leaders in speciality “off-highway” tyre supply and introducing a revolutionary new customer centric service approach including on-site press fitting of solid tyres across NSW.

In 1999 Bearcat was acquired by the SOLIDEAL group of companies (established 1982) which added a broader range of self-manufactured and specialty tyres & wheels. SOLIDEAL was world renowned as a leading manufacturing of quality tyres and wheels particularly in solid and bias tyres for material handling equipment as installed on major brand new equipment.

Further development of SOLIDEAL rubber tracks for construction and farm equipment via our plants in Sri Lanka was a driver for our local expansion. Over the next 10 years Bearcat opened new company owned branches and warehouses to self manage distribution, supply and service to all major industrial regions across Australia. Additionally improving speed of delivery to our local, regional and remotely located dealer network as the demand for quality SOLIDEAL tyres, wheels and tracks grew.

In 2010 Camoplast acquired Solideal Group and our global footprint expanded under the name Camoplast Solideal. Camoplast Solideal was renamed to Camso in 2015 with a ambition to be the market leader in the product segments we support.

In July 2018 Michelin announced their intention to buy Camso for the sum of US$1.36 billion. In December of that year Michelin completed the acquisition. Today Bearcat, and the Camso range of products, are part of the Michelin group; the world’s leading tyre manufacturer. By joining forces with Camso, Michelin has become the world’s number one OTR market player, supported by 26 plants with over 12,000 employees. Offering everyone a better way forward is the backbone of Michelin’s purpose.