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PT Blueboys gets invention patent in China and the US

PT Blueboys, a coupling connector cover start-up from Goondiwindi, has just been awarded their patent registration in China and in the United States. 

Husband and wife founders, Darren and Anna Dillon, said they are over the moon with their achievement and highlight resilience as key to success. 

“This is a milestone achievement for us and gives us the sole right to manufacture and sell our product in some of the largest transportation markets in the world,” Darren said. 

Anna added, “We knew from the start that we had to go big or go home and filed for patents worldwide.”

Darren is a diesel mechanic by trade, with over 20 years of experience. He is the owner of Dillon Mechanical and founded PT Blueboys together with Anna in 2017 after observing frustrated truckies coming by his mechanics business to change broken coupling connectors. 

He said there was nothing in the market that would completely protect the coupling connectors from the elements, so they decided to do something about it. 

“Australia’s climate is unforgiving, and trucks get exposed to all sorts of harsh weather conditions causing the coupling connectors to tear down frequently,” Darren said. 

“We decided to change that, and invented a high-grade silicon cover, specifically designed to seal out air, moisture and dirt, reducing maintenance downtime and costs for truck owners.” 

PT Blueboys manufactures its coupling covers from Goondiwindi.

Anna said the feedback from their customers has been great and she hopes the sentiment will be the same when they start introducing the connector covers in other countries. 

“We have gotten really good feedback from our customers in Australia,” she said. 

“With these new patents we hope our fellow truckies overseas will be as excited when the products are introduced.” 

PT Blueboys provides market leading coupling covers for air hose and hydraulic connectors in the trucking and transportation industry. All products are designed and manufactured in Queensland. 

For more information, please call 0417 608 796 or visit ptblueboys.com.au.

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