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    Announcing the winner of our ‘Win a Toyota HiLux’ promotion.

    December 14, 2020

    • Announcing the winner of our ‘Win a Toyota HiLux’ promotion.

      The ‘Win a Toyota HiLux with 3M™’ promotion has ended and the golden cut-off wheel found. A huge congratulations to all our lucky winners and a big thank you to all our entrants and distributors who participated in our competition that helped make it a success!

      This inaugural major promotion required customers to purchase specially marked tubs of 3M™ Silver Cut-Off Wheels from participating distributors for their chance to find the golden cut-off wheel. This year the major prize was a Toyota HiLux, the prize pool also included the opportunity to win one of 20 AmorAll™ Car Care Kit consolation prizes.

      Did you find the winning golden cut-off wheel?

      A special congratulations to Michael Parker. The major prize winner of this year’s Golden Cut-Off Wheel promotion and recipient of the Toyota HiLux valued at $29,00.00. Michael runs Geoffrey Thompson (commonly known as Jeftomson), in Shepparton, Victoria, a family-owned business in continual operation since its establishment in 1949. They are one of Australia’s largest growers and packers of pears and apples, supplying Coles, Woolworths and Aldi as well as exporting their produce around the world. The company has grown into a vertically integrated horticulture business, having full control of the product from growing, storing, packing and transporting, through to sales and marketing. They also have a fully established mechanical workshop and a fully accredited transport business.

      Geoffrey Thompson is currently undertaking an extensive expansion project to their fruit packing facility in the old Ardmona factory in Mooroopna Victoria. The facility is planned for completion and operational by January 2021. As part of their expansion project, Michael has been using the 3M abrasive wheel range in their demolition and building works. “I was lucky enough to discover the winning ticket in one of the many buckets of 125mm cut-off wheels we purchased, as well as many blocks of chocolate”. Michael purchased his winning bucket from his local supplier ATA Distributors, who have been servicing the requirements of business and industry for over 45 years with their abrasives, tapes, adhesives, packaging and janitorial products.

      The vehicle was presented to Michael by 3M’s Abrasives Systems Specialist for the Greater Melbourne Area, Jason Bardelmeyer. Jason was accompanied by Brian Ahmet, ATA Distributors local representative who sold the winning bucket.

    • Jason Bardelmeyer (left) 3M’s Abrasive System Specialist along with Brian Ahmet (centre) present the Toyota HiLux to the lucky winner Michael Parker (right).

      “We are very grateful to 3M for the HiLux ute and we plan to have this vehicle join our fleet in the mechanical department as a run-around parts pick up vehicle for this department! Thank you very much!”

      - Michael Parker -

      Stay tuned for the next Golden Cut-Off Wheel Promotion in 2021, which is shaping up to be bigger and better!

    • 3M™ Silver Cut-off Wheels... a cut above the rest.

      Our Silver Cut-off Wheels are a new kind of premium performance wheel designed to be affordable for everyday use, delivering an unbeatable combination of performance and value in metal cutting applications. Featuring 3M Precision Shaped Ceramic Grain technology, these innovative wheels cut cool to deliver fast, smooth cutting action through pipes, tubes or flat sheets of all types of ferrous metals, stainless steels and alloys.

      The fact that the grains stay sharp over their lifetime means that workshops can enjoy fast, consistent cut rates throughout the long life of the abrasive. That results in fewer wheel changes and more finished parts per wheel to help improve shop productivity and control costs. These high performing cut-off wheels are used in many industries, such as shipbuilding, rail, general metal fabrication and more to tackle the toughest metal-cutting applications like weld removal, beveling, edge chamfering and more. They are not only good for workers as it helps them carry out their craft faster and better, but they are also beneficial for businesses and their bottom line.

      For more information on our Silver Cut-Off Wheels visit our Silver Abrasives page or contact your 3M Abrasive System Specialist