SDC Trailers

8th March 2024

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts: Over 2 decades of Unwavering Customer Support

Delivering on their core values of Quality, Price, and Customer Service has been key as SDC Truck & Trailer Parts reflect on growth over the last two decades from two people to a team of over 80!

Established in 2001 as a part of SDC Trailers, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts initially specialised in trailer spares. Recognising the market's need for competitively priced truck parts, the company expanded its focus, leveraging existing connections with leading manufacturers. This shift prompted the establishment of regional depots across Ireland, strategically positioned to minimise customer’s vehicle downtime.

Between 2012 and 2023, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts opened thirteen new locations including Cork, New Ross, Dublin, Newbridge, Newry, Lurgan, Belfast, Omagh, Glasgow, Haydock, Warrington, Doncaster and Mansfield. Their strategic expansion is driven by a goal to have a regional depot within reach of every operator - a testament to the company's dedication to meet the needs of their customers.

In 2018, the company established their first branch in England with the opening of a depot in Warrington, which has since been developed into a central hub for surrounding franchise partners in Warrington, Doncaster and Haydock.

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts consistently expands its team each year while prioritising effective employee training. Structured training and career advancement opportunities have contributed to many staff members staying with the company for over 10 years. This longevity highlights the success of SDC Truck & Trailer Parts in fostering a positive and supportive work environment that values and retains its skilled workforce.

Customer-Centric Approach

Gavin Diamond, Director of SDC Truck & Trailer Parts, emphasised the company's commitment to providing the highest level of response, “Our ongoing investment in infrastructure and technology is what allows us to meet our customers Parts requirements, reliably and at faster speeds than many alternatives.”

SDC Truck & Trailer Parts distinguishes itself through its unwavering commitment to quality, competitive pricing, and exceptional customer service. The company's promise to customers is reflected in its extensive portfolio, covering axles, suspensions, ABS, air brakes, electrical components, landing legs, body parts, and workshop consumables from the leading brands.

Recent Developments and Innovation

“Innovation has been a key driver for SDC Truck & Trailer Parts, and the introduction our ‘Advanced Parts Plus’ system, has been a real strength to our operations” Gavin explains, “When a customer places an order, we use a combination of technology and expertise to allocate Parts and deliver them without delay. Advanced Parts Plus provides customers with real-time visibility and control over their Parts stock, and the ability to track their spend per asset.”

The system was implemented with two clear objectives: firstly, to streamline the purchasing process for customers seeking SDC Parts, and secondly, to enhance operational efficiency for internal teams, spanning from warehouse operations to sales. By facilitating smoother workflows, it affords employees additional time and resources to focus on upskilling and training, ensuring timely deliveries and further enhancing operations. Another key advantage is the elimination of stockouts and delivery lead times, by creating a holding stock of essential parts right at the customer's warehouse.

Future Plans and Continued Expansion

Looking ahead, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts is set to strengthen its position as a leader in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. Gavin reveals plans for continued expansion, stating “We are extremely proud and pleased with how we have been able to successfully deliver on our mission and growth strategies in recent years and we are confident that this model can be rolled out effectively across the UK with the support of our state-of-the-art IT systems.”

“The strength of our brand and products, our outstanding team, and innovation capabilities, as well as the very large addressable market, give us numerous opportunities to grow. We are staying true to our core values, with controlled expansion supported by our depot and franchise partners, as technology continues to advance, we plan to continue making investments and developing technologies that will benefit our customers operations.”


SDC Truck & Trailer Parts Key Facts:

· 14 locations in the UK and Ireland

· 95% of all orders fulfilled on a same day service

· Parts portfolio spanning over 16,000 Truck Parts, Trailer Parts, and Garage Consumables

· Over 50 delivery vehicles on the road daily

· Free-to-use Advanced Parts Plus system

· Over 23 years industry experience

· Excellent off-the-shelf availability

· Private label DP Parts

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