SDC Trailers

14th May 2021

TIP Trailer Services long-standing partnership with SDC sees over 1,000 new trailers go into production

Leading equipment service provider, TIP Trailer Services has confirmed a substantial order with trailer manufacturer SDC, for the delivery of more than 1,000 new semi-trailers for their UK and Ireland based customers. The order marks the continuation of over 20 years of collaboration between the two companies and is a result of their dedication to providing the best equipment and service on the market.

The trailers will be engineered at SDC’s Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield facilities over the next six months and feature a mix of both customer-specified and TIP-specified builds for their rental, lease, and contract hire fleet. TIP offers a wide range of trailer types including Curtainsider, Boxvan, Skeletal, Platform and Drawbar trailers, often finished to the operator’s own specification and livery.

Karl Davies, Commercial Director at TIP explains; “As the leading supplier of equipment and expert services in the logistics sector, TIP has experienced a high demand for new trailers over the last 12 months. In 2020, we took delivery of over 2,000 SDC trailers and we predict that this demand will continue throughout this year. Fleet renewal is also a key part of this investment and, in line with our ‘2025 roadmap to complete digitalisation’ for our entire fleet, we will equip new additions with state-of-the-art telematics systems”.

He continued “Whilst we have a solid understanding of our customer’s requirements, we recognise that transport demands are continually changing, and we work closely with our customers to provide modern, dependable and reliable solutions. SDC trailers set the standard in terms of durability, and their strong engineering capability is industry renowned, allowing us to define the most appropriate transport solution, whether it is for general haulage operations or a niche application.”

A one-stop provider for the transport and logistics sector, TIP operates in 18 countries with a rental fleet exceeding 100,000 trailers. Their regional network delivers a wide range of trailer lifecycle services, with 13 branches and 16 workshops in the UK & Ireland. They develop strong customer relations by continually looking for ways to add value to their service offering, through state-of-the-art trailer technology, flexible financing options, fleet management, maintenance and repair packages.

SDC’s Group President, Paul Bratton said: “We are delighted to confirm another sizeable order with TIP, and to continue our long-standing partnership with Mike, Karl and the team. SDC prides itself on delivering high-quality solutions which meet and exceed our customers’ needs, and this is the reason why customers continue to choose SDC for their transport operations. The new trailers are fitted with TIP’s range of telematics devices, which will further add value, efficiency and transparency for fleet management.”