Toomebridge-based manufacturer SDC has secured an order worth £10million from trailer rental company Hireco Ltd. The trailers, which include a range of box vans, double-deck step-frame curtainsiders and urban trailers, will be manufactured across SDC’s three facilities at Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield over the next six months.
The major order will see six hundred new trailers added to the Hireco fleet and will create 50 jobs.
The £10million order is the result of a long-standing relationship between the two firms that, over the years, has resulted in orders for more than 5,000 trailers. SDC’s MD Mark Cuskeran, commented, “We have been working closely with Hireco to ensure their specific requirements are always met and this has allowed us to form a great and sustainable partnership.”
Established in Dublin, Hireco now has seven outlets throughout the UK and Ireland supplying equipment for contract hire and rental. Tony Wan, a director at Hireco commented, “I am delighted to announce this order with SDC, we are seeing an upturn in the UK and Irish markets with a high demand for trailer rentals.”
SDC used last month’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham to reveal an extended length skeletal trailer. The 15.6m newcomer with 50ft container is currently undergoing trials with UK operator Malcolm Logistics and can carry an extra eight pallets.