SDC Trailers

25th October 2018

SDC Trailers on display at The IAA, Hannover

SDC Trailers, The U.K. and Ireland’ leading trailer Manufacturer, will once again be returning to exhibit their innovative semi-trailers at The IAA, taking place in Hannover, Germany later this month. This exhibition is the largest Global Commercial Vehicle exhibition with nearly 250,000 visitors and over 2000 exhibitors in attendance at the 2016 Exhibition. This will be SDC’s third consecutive time exhibiting at the show which occurs every two years. The trailers on display are SDC models which have proven to be in demand in International Markets.

First up on Stand B61 is SDC’s recently redesigned GRP Boxvan which is ENXL approved to carry 29 tonne payload and is suitable for 34 Euro pallet operations. The design process involved lengthy discussions with stakeholders and it was first introduced to the Industry at The CV Show in April 2018. It has been met with great applaud from SDC’s customers, particular reference has been made to components fitted, including BPW 9-ton axles and Haldex EBS braking system. Extending the longevity of the trailer and improving aesthetics were some of the main objectives of SDC’s engineering team. To achieve these objectives the rear frame and crossmember are galvanised helping to prevent corrosion and enhance residual value. Furthermore, a notable aesthetic improvement is the flush side raves and corner cappings, these fittings also enhance corrosion resistance. SDC’s new boxvan has been designed to allow the fitment of an optional full width compression buffer.

The second trailer on display is arguably one of the most in demand SDC Trailers in International Markets. It is the robust, flexible and extremely durable extendable platform which has been fitted with four axles and has the option to fit a 500mm floating deck to support the load when extended. The platform which extends out to 21.2metres has been fitted with an ENXL approved headboard and rear steer and dual lift axles to reduce tyre wear. Safety is paramount to the SDC design, indicative of this is the 18-ton rated kingpin and 36 tonne bogie, heavy duty siderave and beams, 8 pairs of 5 tonne lashing rings and 7 pairs of deck sockets which are fitted on this trailer. SDC Trailers are not only renowned for being tailored to customers requirements, they are also renowned for their creativity in engineering trailers that allows customers flexibility in their operations. A perfect example of this creativity is the locking positions which are separated every 500mm ensuring the operator can transport multiple container fitting options and load length options, therefore increasing flexibility of customer operations.

The final trailer on display is a customised heavy duty Stepframe platform with tri deck rear steering, it is one of the most recent innovations in the SDC portfolio. A lengthy research and design process has guaranteed that the safety and flexibility features of this trailer are exceptional. Fitted with industry leading components including BPW eco plus 10 ton axles, Tridec steering and Wabco EBS braking system this trailer can operate in any terrain. It has been fitted with a low rear deck to carry high loads and a multi-use LAXO socket system that can transport various container from 10ft to 40ft. It also has a removable drop side system fitted which further epitomises SDC’s promise of flexibility to their customers.

Enda Cushnahan, CEO of SDC Trailers, is delighted to be attending the IAA in September. He comments, "In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in demand for our trailers outside the U.K. and Ireland. This is testament to the team at SDC and the strength of our brand in The U.K. and Ireland, where we are the leading Trailer Manufacturer. We have recently opened our new expansion at our Headquarters in Toomebridge, which will increase our output of trailers by up to 50% on a weekly basis. Our vision for the future is to further increase our presence in International Markets and with our team and our facilities, including the expansion, we have the operations in place to achieve this. This is our third year exhibiting at The IAA and we are delighted to be back. We look forward to welcoming new and current customers and we will have our Sales and Engineering team on hand to answer all questions.”

SDC will also be accepting their award in the Body Category for their Hydraulic Lifting Deck Curatinsider at The Trailer Innovation Awards Ceremony in Hannover. The trailer which was unveiled to the Industry at The CV Show this year has been extremely well received both by customers and engineers in the Industry with many of its components first to Market.

The 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles Exhibition in Hannover Germany will take place from 20th September to 27thSeptember and is the World’s leading trade show for transport, logistics and mobility. SDC Trailers will be co- exhibiting on Stand B61 in Hall 25 with their sister companies, LAG, CIMC Vehicle Europe and Burgers.