From horses to motor racing to the world of business, Todd Wanless has steered his own unique path to success built on a driving determination and passion for high performance.
Todd’s first love was horses, which he trained and raced as a youngster. He then moved on to a different horsepower in road racing and headed to England after winning the Ford One Make ‘Driver to the UK’ series.
Todd quickly learnt the lesson that speed costs money, and this led him back to Australia to kick off his automotive business endeavours before he was again lured back to racing by friends and customers. But this time it was to the dirt Speedways, which he describes as the biggest secret and best racing in the world of motorsport.
Todd claimed an Australian Sprintcar Title and also returned to his first love of bitumen circuit tracks at the Bathurst 1000, in V8Supercars and even a few NASCAR races. He maintains his interest and involvement in all things motorsport to this day.
Off the race track, it is in the business world where Todd has really put the pedal to the metal in growing a highly successful network of automotive, wrecking and recycling companies. Firstly ABC Auto Gear, then Ipswich Spare Parts and now his latest venture, Raw Metal Corp, the culmination of Todd’s more than 30 years of experience in the metal recycling, truck and equipment hire, auto parts, wrecking, machinery, property and finance industries.
Established in 2014, Raw Metal Corp has built solid foundations through investment in state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment, systems and processes. The company buys and collects scrap metals from domestic and commercial users, including both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and then export recycled materials direct to customers in over 10 countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Sub Continent and the Middle East.
Raw Metal Corp’s biggest asset is the best team that Todd has ever assembled. The commitment of this team to delivering new industry-leading standards of service has seen the company ramp up its expansion plans and set its sights on accelerated growth.
Contact Raw Metal Corp on 1300 RAW METAL or 1300 729 638 or visit them at 1156 Boundary Road, Wacol Qld 4076.