About Us

Our Journey

Treadlite was formed when Cambridge man Paul Collins started to enquire about where the end-of-life tyres from his trucking company Collins and Sons were going. The answers he got were shocking – stockpiled in a field, sent to landfill or sent overseas to be burnt.

Now our Paul knows a thing or two about manufacturing, so he and his wife Jo scoured the world to find a solution. After a number of trips overseas, they hit pay dirt – a manufacturer with the beginnings of a system which would perform well on a local scale in NZ.

After getting Brad and Blake onboard, the team began their collaborative journey to engineer a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Cambridge, tailored for the New Zealand environment.

Working with passionate equestrian professionals, Treadlite have developed their first high-value product – a rubber mix which is an ideal addition to horse arenas. This mix has been in hot demand across the country, including being used on the top competition equestrian arenas.

Our Team

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Director

Jo Collins

Jo Collins

Director

Brad Pierce

Brad Pierce

Managing Director

Blake Richardson

Blake Richardson

Director