SDC Trailers

8th November 2023

Forterra collaborates with SDC Trailers on 40 New Brick-Spec Platform Trailers

Forterra, a leading manufacturer of building products in the UK, has recently expanded its fleet through a collaboration with SDC, the UK and Ireland's largest semi-trailer manufacturer. Forterra worked closely with the manufacturer to develop a cutting-edge Twin Tridec Rear Steer design for the order of 40 new Platform trailers. The strategic move is set to revolutionise Forterra's logistics capabilities, thanks to the robust and versatile features offered by these trailers.

Forterra's new fleet of Twin Tridec Rear Steer Platform Trailers boast an impressive array of features designed to enhance performance and safety. Some of the standout features include roll stability braking, steel flooring, strobe LED lighting, safety beacons, auto-greaser, GRP toolbox and cone storage, auto-reset raise and lower valve suspension, as well as the provision for a roll-along crane. The detailed specification makes the new trailers ideally suited to Forterra's requirements for transporting building products safely and efficiently.

Ian Wiles, Fleet Engineering Manager at Forterra, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, saying, "The cutting-edge Platform trailers from SDC have significantly improved our operational capabilities. Their advanced features and rear steer system allow us to navigate even the most challenging delivery sites with ease. We are confident that this investment will further support Forterra's commitment to delivering quality building products efficiently."

SDC Trailers, with 45 years of industry experience and four UK-based manufacturing locations, is renowned for its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. Matthew Duxbury, SDC Trailers Regional Sales Manager, added: "We’re thrilled to have partnered with Forterra for this significant order, the new Twin Rear Steer Trailers are designed to meet and exceed their requirements, underscoring our commitment to supporting their operational excellence. We look forward to a successful partnership that will contribute to Forterra's continued success in the future."

Forterra specialise in the manufacture of bricks, blocks, precast concrete, paving and many other vital products and services that Keeps Britain Building. Their portfolio contains some of the most recognised and respected names in the construction industry including London Brick, Butterley, Ecostock and Thermalite.