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About Tractile

Power - Performance - Design


Tractile is dedicated to identifying and developing improved sustainable building systems and materials. We have a vision to create energy efficient homes built with purpose and style. We are an Australian-based company with global ambition and our focus includes:

Turning a dream into reality

What started, literally as a dream, has now become a reality. When retired co-founder Bernhard Podirsky witnessed a devastating storm, he dreamt that night of the hook and batten fixing system, designed as tiles installed on tracks – hence the name ‘Tractile’. Co-founder Jason Perkins pioneered integrating solar energy and hot water generation into Tractile, creating the most complete and technologically advanced roofing product on the market.

The Board of Directors.

Jason Perkins CEO Tractile

Jason Perkins


Managing Director and CEO

Jason Perkins is an entrepreneur with significant international experience. Qualified in finance and marketing, he is one of the founding shareholders of the Company. His broad experience extends across a number of industries including building products, renewable energy, composite materials, manufacturing, investment management and financial services. Jason has held a number of directorships in privately owned companies in the Asia-Pacific region, these companies having upwards of six divisions and 400 employees. In recognition of his research in developing Tractile, Mr Perkins was appointed an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Bond University.

Bertio Terpstra Tractile

Bertio Terpstra

B.Eng, M.Sc

Executive Director

Bertio Terpstra is an operations and finance specialist. He holds Engineering and Masters of Science degrees and has gained experience in a wide range of industries with both SME and large corporate organisations. His career started in Information Communications Technology and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in 1988 in Europe. He immigrated to Asia in 1993 to establish and manage a group of ERP consultancy companies in nine countries before selling the businesses in 2005 to focus on renewable energy. In 2009 he settled in Australia and as a general manager of a solar PV and solar hot water business he grew the Company’s revenue from less than $2 million to more than $20 million revenue in 18 months. Mr Terpstra joined Trac Group in 2012.

Manny Suarez

Tractile America LLC Business Development Manager

Director of Business Development at CRH Americas, the world’s leading building materials manufacturer. Experienced Business Development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in negotiation, sales, business development, and building long lasting client partnerships. Strong sales professional focused on Construction, Building Materials, Technology, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Leadership, Business, Management, and Marketing.

Tractile in action.

Sustainability and Security Guaranteed

30 year warranty

We provide a 30 year warranty on Tractile roof tiles.

Secure roof tiles

Interlocking system prevents tiles from being lifted externally by thieves, possums and rodents.


Generates 4.5 times less CO2 during manufacture than concrete or steel roofing.

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