SDC Trailers

12th March 2019

SDC: “Have it Your Way” at the CV show

Leading trailer manufacturer SDC have announced an impressive Commercial Vehicle Show line up with six trailers on display from their range of Curtainsider, Boxvan, Platform, Skeletal, Machine Carrier and Drawbar trailers. SDC’s theme for the 2019 show is “HAVE IT YOUR WAY,” as the manufacturer promotes the benefits of choosing their bespoke trailer design service in line with operational requirements, boosting the vehicle’s functionality and return on investment. SDC’s aftermarket subsidiary ‘SDC Truck and Trailer Parts’ will also be making their debut at the CV show, following the recent launch of their first Parts branch in England.

SDC Trailers CEO, Enda Cushnahan said “We are very excited to be back at the CV Show, one of the key industry events in our calendar to meet with new and existing customers. This year we want to reach out to operators and encourage them to come and speak to us, so that we can find out more about their requirements and any challenges that they are facing in the industry.

We are showing a wide range of spec variants across our trailer range at the show, but the key thing to take away is that SDC will manufacture your trailer to suit your needs.

Customer choice and quality engineering is what sets SDC apart and this is reinforced by our state-of-the-art manufacturing process that we have carefully constructed over the last 40 years, developing world class trailer solutions while adapting to changes in the industry.

Our experienced engineering, sales and aftermarket parts teams will be on hand over the three days to discuss how we can build a trailer solution to meet your specific transport operation.”


SDC’s main CV show stand is located in Hall 5, stand 5D85, where they will be showcasing a 10.6m Curtainsider trailer, designed for delivering products into urban environments. SDC have fitted a command steering rear axle for increased manoeuvrability where space is limited, with the added benefit of reduced tyre scrub, which in turn reduces tyre wear and fuel consumption.

Removing the need for rigid trucks, the Urban Curtainsider trailer offers a greater degree of flexibility, and greater utilisation of tractor units. The bespoke design features SDC’s high quality finish with EN 12642 XL certified bodywork and curtains, a roll stability braking system, flush doors and a tuck away tail lift for un-interrupted loading / un-loading.

Another key element to trailer performance during multi-drop urban deliveries is safe and practical load restraint which SDC will showcase on their CV show stand, ensuring compliance when goods are not loaded with a positive fit.

Two 13.7m Step-frame SDC Curtainsiders will be on display on the Trailer Resources Limited stand 5B110, featuring a ¾ fixed second deck with maximum flexibility, an aerodynamic sloping roof for maximum fuel efficiency, wrap around curtains for ease of loading, EN 12642 XL certification and optional extras depending on the customers’ requirements.


Outside the NEC exhibition grounds SDC will have two 13.6m rental / leasing spec curtainsiders manufactured for TIP and Hireco, demonstrating their continuing support for not only bespoke design, but also the backbone of the haulage industry.

The sixth and final trailer on display will be SDC’s 10.6m Urban Curtainsider trailer manufactured for Moffett, which features a rear steer axle to assist manoeuvring in restricted environments. Designed for 33 tonne operation, SDC have incorporated multi-deck rings to run in conjunction with an easy access strapping system for load restraint. The EN 12642 XL rated trailer has additional storage provided, with two toolboxes fitted to the sideguards for easy access.


SDC Truck and Trailers Parts, the leading supplier of OE and aftermarket parts in Ireland will be exhibiting alongside SDC on stand 5D85. This will be SDC Truck & Trailer Parts first time exhibiting at The Commercial Vehicle Show and follows the opening of their first branch in England this month.

Operating over 20 years, SDC Truck and Trailer Parts has been the market leader of Truck & Trailer Parts in Ireland since 2010. With a portfolio that has over 16,000 products ranging from axles, suspensions, ABS and air brakes, to electrical components, landing legs, body and general parts, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts are committed to being ‘The One Stop Shop for Truck & Trailer Parts.’ There are currently 9 branches, 8 of which are centrally located in Ireland and the ninth branch is located in Appleton, Warrington.

The Commercial Vehicle show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in the UK, attracting over 21,000 visitors and exhibitors from the road transport, distribution and logistics supply sectors. Visitors can gain access to the three day show free of charge by registering on the CV show website. The event kicks off on Tuesday 30th April until Thursday 2nd May.