About us


(and that’s a fact).

The biggest carbon wheel manufacturer in the world. The world’s lightest wheel. The world’s first and only 100% carbon wheel. More than 50 000 wheels sold across the globe. More than 20 years of industry-leading innovation. More than 200 different wheel fitments made for more than 30 prestigious brands. Multiple motor-racing and motor-cycling championships. Multiple awards.

Multiple reasons to choose BST.

Our foray into the future is built by a team with a track record reaching deep into the past.

BST is a real meeting of minds. Gary Turner, the company’s design and production wizard, raced in the European Supermono Series in the mid 1990s. Terry Annecke is a business executive who worked with international computer giants IBM and Microsoft. Together they lead engineering and production teams with more than 100 years of accumulated experience in the fields of motorsport, aeronautical and F1 engineering, composites, and high-end wheel manufacturing – industry-leading technical specialists who have won multiple driver’s championships and a slew of industry awards.

We envision the future. And then we create it.

At BST, we’re not dreamers with our head in the clouds; we’re visionaries who look beyond what’s possible – and then build it. On paper, it seemed improbable… A wheel lighter and yet stronger. Faster and yet safer. A techno-mechanical marvel with raw sex appeal. A mathematics professor dressed to kill and ready to party. These are the impossible paradoxes that BST bridges in creating the most advanced wheel on the planet.

We didn’t just break the mould. We shattered it.


Uncompromising excellence. Unparalleled experience. Bespoke design and manufacturing. Trusted partner to the world’s premier supercar and superbike brands. Just a few of the reasons BST is acclaimed as the world’s leading carbon wheel manufacturer.


BST carbon wheels are up to 60% lighter than a regular alloy wheel – generating superior handling, braking and acceleration. The equivalent of a significant engine upgrade.


Carbon fibre is 13 times stronger than aluminium, giving you extreme durability for all conditions, on racetrack or road.


Sharper response. Improved driver control. Wheels that hold the road. We constantly subject our wheels to the most rigorous and demanding testing to meet international safety standards.


These wheels don’t just offer ground-breaking technology and performance – they look like the future too. A sleek, streamlined design that gives your ride serious sex appeal.




  • BST established

    Gary and Terry join up, the design for the first ever monocoque carbon fibre wheel is finalised


  • BST’s first style, Black Diamond, goes into production

  • First BST wheels shipped to Japan and ridden in the Suzuka 8hr
  • Top Technology 100 status

    Emerging Category – Business Week

    BST was awarded Top Technology 100 status in the Emerging Category in 2002. South Africa held its Business Week as part of the Global Summit on Sustainable Development to showcase sustainable business and innovative design

    Global Summit on Sustainable Development


  • BST appoints Distributors around the world and starts the long process of educating the market on the benefits and safety of carbon fibre wheels

  • Proudly South African
    1000th member

    Blackstone Tek (BST) was announced as the 1000th member of Proudly South African – a campaign aimed at promoting South African companies which produce world-class products and services, employing fair labour practices and providing employment in South Africa

    Membership Accreditation


  • BST enters the Drag Racing arena – the perfect addition to a super-high speed motorcycle, making all the difference to the handling and speed.

  • Industrial Innovation Award

  • Department of Trade and Industry

    In 2005, BST was awarded first prize in the SPII (Industrial Innovation) competition, held by the South African Department of Trade and Industry

    Department of Trade and Industry


  • Brappy Award

    Gard Hollinger wins Biker Build-off showcasing BST wheels on the Discovery Channel

    Best Racing Product

    In 2006, BST was awarded the Best Retail Aftermarket Product, the Brappy Award, by 2Wheel Tuner Magazine for its innovative carbon fibre racing wheel in the Best Racing Product category

    2Wheel Tuner Magazine Award


  • TÜV Compliant


    BST is annually audited by the German TÜV for its ISO9001:2015 certification. The TÜV Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment in 69 countries worldwide

    German TÜV Audit

  • Black Mamba

    BST’s next design goes into production – Black Mamba


    • Michael Czysz

      MOTOCZYSZ – BST adds its expertise in design and manufacture of structural parts in carbon fibre, and supplies Michael Czysz with the full carbon frame and sub-frame for his dream US-built race bike, the C1




    • Rory Byrne – Chief Designer for Ferrari Formula One – Samia Award

      Rory Byrne presented Terry Annecke with the award to BST for Outstanding Export Achievement for the export of world class parts and products from South Africa in the motor industry


  • Twin TEK

    BST wheels for H-D – Twin TEK

  • BST designs a new style of wheels for the big beast Harley-Davidson style motorcycles


  • JEC World

    The largest composites show in the world

    BST won the JEC Innovation Award in Paris in February 2015 for the BST ‘generic’ carbon fibre rear wheel, which allows one wheel to fit on multiple different motorcycles

    Developing the composite industry worldwide


  • VUHL and Ariel

    BST designs and manufactures its first Automotive Carbon Fibre wheels for two supercars – the exotic VUHL 05 and the Ariel Atom

  • Design Institute Award

    BST Engineers and Artisans

    BST wins the Design award from the South African Bureau of Standards for its carbon fibre wheel for the racing environment

    Prototype Award


  • PS Sport-Motorrad Award

    BST The Winner

    BST won a shootout against 7 other wheel manufacturers held by the German Das Sport-Mottorrad Magazin. The BST generic carbon fibre wheel took the highest accolade based on its performance according to the test team. A global victory for BST by an independent evaluator

    Competitor Wheel Comparison

  • Ducati Superleggera

    BST is chosen by Ducati as the carbon wheel supplier for the Ducati Superleggera


  • Twin TEK and Torque TEK

    BST wheels for Harley-Davidson deliver 2 new styles to the market – Twin TEK and Torque TEK, designed for their special styles and weight, with a range of sizes up to a 26” front wheel


  • HyperTEK at EICMA

    BST The Winner

    Be Astonished – BST joins forces with Pierre Terblanche and launches the HyperTEK at EICMA. The radical and magnificent electric motorcycle design stuns the world

  • Rapid TEK

    BST design Rapid TEK hits the market

  • F4 Claudio and the Brutale Serie 1000 Oro

    MV Agusta launches the F4 Claudio and the Brutale Serie 1000 Oro shod with BST beauties


  • BST collaborates with Ducati

    BST joins Ducati again to produce the carbon wheels for the stunning superbike, the Ducati Superleggera V4


  • GP TEK – BST launches the lightest carbon fibre wheel in the world – the GP TEK weighing in at 1.7kg at the front, and 2.4kg at the rear

  • MV Agusta launches the Nurburgring with gold BST Rapid TEK wheels

  • Ducati engages BST again for their Panigale V4 SP Superleggera

  • GT TEK – BST launches their Automotive carbon fibre wheels for the Porsche GT2 RS and GT3 RS at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, winning the SEMA Award for Best Wheel and Related Product on the show


  • Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP races into the market on BST wheels

  • BST launches its carbon fibre wheels for the FORD F150 truck

  • BST research and development results in the first 100% carbon fibre automotive wheel – no metal parts!