SDC Trailers have been shortlisted for the Trailer Innovation Award ‘Concept’ category. SDC submitted their pioneering Trombone trailer with on-board safety equipment for the prestigious award. The custom built Severfield Rowan Trombone trailer has been designed with advanced safety features for loading and securing various different materials such as tubing, decking and raw materials.
An on-board Mansafe system is available for immediate use, aiming to increase operational efficiency on a busy construction site. An exclusion area is cordoned on both sides of the trailer using yellow extended posts and bungee cord for a fork-lift to safely unload material.
Other novel features include a reinforced rear crash barrier, built in straps for securing loads and extra sockets across the bed of the trailer for forward restraint. Twenty-four lockable aluminium side posts provide additional security while confirming to the strength required for transporting heavy loads. Cycle guards have been added to both sides of the trailer to increase safety for inner city transport. The innovative design goes above and beyond the current safety requirements and is the first of its kind in the UK.
Managing Director Mark Cuskeran commented: “We are pleased to be shortlisted for this year’s Trailer Innovation Award. Our ENXL certified Trombone trailer is another example of how we can custom build products to the highest quality standards to meet the requirements of our customers. The innovative design not only improves safety for the operator and the public, it also enhances operational efficiency and provides a sound return on investment. This is just one of many innovative trailer designs that SDC have brought to the market in 2014.”
The award presentation will take place on Friday 26th September at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Convention Centre where SDC will be showcasing a range of their innovative trailer designs on stand FG M52. The impressive line-up includes SDC’s ‘Fastliner’ Buckleless Curtainsider with Stobart livery, a Low Ride Height TIP Skeletal, the SDC ‘Autoliner’ Car Transporter and the company’s striking Hospitality Trailer. The eight day IAA Commercial Vehicle show held at the Deutsche Messe Fairgrounds Convention Centre in Hannover expects to draw over 200,000 visitors, providing an excellent opportunity for SDC to present their trailer portfolio to transport operators around the world.
SDC Trailers to showcase Innovative Trailer range at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, Hannover 2nd September 2014
UK Trailer manufacturer, SDC Trailers have announced they will be present at the world’s leading transportation and logistics trade fair – the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover from 25th September to 2nd October 2014. Exhibiting in Hall FG – Stand M52, SDC will be showcasing a number of trailers from their comprehensive range for road haulage and transportation. The impressive line-up includes SDC’s ‘Fastliner’ Buckleless Curtainsider with Stobart livery, a Low Ride Height TIP Skeletal, the SDC ‘Autoliner’ Car Transporter and the company’s striking Event Hospitality Trailer.
As the largest UK trailer manufacturer, SDC have worked with some of the world’s top logistics providers to custom-build products in line with their specific transport requirements. The ‘Fastliner’ Buckleless Curtainsider features sliding concertina aluminium planks attached to the curtain running in the standard roof rail and on steel tracks attached to the side rave eliminating the need for side posts and giving a clear side aperture for easy loading. The sliding concertina aluminium plank system provides customers with additional load security during transit and can be fitted with double decking beams or straps for roll cage retention. From the outside SDC’s Fastliner trailer resembles their standard curtainsider however the smart design offers increased aerodynamics, accessibility and safety functions. SDC also offer the option of EN12642XL certification on the Fastliner, a symbol of quality accreditation awarded by German certification agency TÜV-NORD.
Next to the Fastliner, SDC will showcase a Low Ride Height TIP Skeletal trailer. Fully compliant with 45′ High Cube ISO shipping containers, the low chassis ride height allows an overall height of less than 4m to be maintained. The trailer chassis is fabricated in high tensile steel and optimised with the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to obtain a robust construction yet lightest weight. Container guide devices make loading faster and help prevent damage to the chassis or container during loading. The skeletal trailer is fully compliant with European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA) and all OEM components are industry standard and size – making these readily available and easily serviceable.
SDC will be also displaying their patented Autoliner Car Transporter launched in 2013 in response to a demand from vehicle transport operators. The innovative semi-trailer offers increased flexibility over the standard car transporter, with additional operational and fuel saving benefits. Two hydraulically adjustable lifting decks are designed to carry a payload of six large SUV type vehicles or eight standard size cars. The main chassis of the trailer incorporates a custom design suspension arrangement with disc brakes to provide maximum stability.
In the run up to the show, SDC’s managing director Mark Cuskeran said “We have seen a significant level of interest coming from international operators were the standardised trailer doesn’t fit the bill. Our engineers are highly qualified to meet the needs of international operators whether their objective is innovation, customisation or value for money.”
Over the last three decades SDC have streamlined their products with pioneering solutions that enhance trailer aerodynamics, reduce fuel consumption and associated environmental impacts. Manufacturing up to 8,000 units annually, the company draws upon their economies of scale to remain competitive and provide good value for their customers.
Cuskeran added “Our production facilities here are second to none which allows us to custom build products as standard, without compromising quality or price. Built to European Type Approval, our trailers deliver the maximum return on investment, with a finished product designed to match the needs of the customer whatever their transportation requirement. We have recently added three new trailer designs to our range of seven EN12642XL certified trailers, confirming the strength of build and longevity of our trailers.”
The eight day IAA Commercial Vehicle event held at the Deutsche Messe Fairgrounds Convention Centre in Hannover expects to draw over 200,000 visitors, providing an excellent opportunity for SDC to present their trailer portfolio to transport operators around the world.