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East European trailer demand downgraded due to Turkey instability

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Demand for trailers grew by 4.4 per cent in Eastern Europe in 2018, according to the latest research released by Clear. The market has grown every year for the last six years, but that growth has been quite moderate.  Nevertheless, trailer sales in 2018 were the third highest on record, only surpassed in 2007 and 2008.  The forecast for 2023 is that registrations of new trailers will be heading towards an all-time record.

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Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

Tiger Trailers selects Xlite as OE wheel for lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Xlite forged aluminium wheels have been selected as the OE fitment for a new lightweight tri-axle Clearspan Curtainsider trailer from Tiger Trailers, which is 500kg lighter than its conventional equivalent. The trailer will allow operators to carry a greater payload of up to 29.5 tonnes. Reducing weight on vehicles is a key factor for increasing the sustainability and profitability of fleet operations.

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Park Safety Fix: Safe lighting for trailers or semitrailers

Park Safety Fix: Safe lighting for trailers or semitrailers

11th October 2018 | 0 Comments

When decoupling a trailer from the towing vehicle and parking it, the power supply for the lighting system is generally cut off and only the reflectors are left to provide evidence of its presence at night, which can naturally present a danger to other road users.

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Trailer registrations near record highs in 2017

27th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 trailer registrations reached over 190,000 in Western Europe which is the third highest level of demand ever recorded – surpassed only in 2007 and 2008, just before the 2009 crash caused by the global financial crisis (GFC), according to the latest data from Clear International.

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East European Trailer Market hit by more falls in Turkish vehicle demand

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Market analysts at Clear report that the Eastern Europe trailer market has been hit by a severe downturn in the Turkish market for commercial vehicles. The forecast for Turkey in 2017 is for a fall in trailer demand of 29 per cent on the back of large declines in 2015 and 2016. Political instability had already undermined business confidence in early 2016 and then in mid-year there was an attempted military coup. This had a dire and worsening effect on business investment. As a result, a further 19,700 trailers have been wiped from the Turkish forecast.

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Xbrite+ wheels help put shine on Dennison Trailers’ gold trailer milestone

Xbrite+ wheels help put shine on Dennison Trailers’ gold trailer milestone

6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Dennison Trailers has created a special one-off gold trailer to celebrate production of its 50,000th unit, with additional sparkle provided by Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels. Number 50,000, a Slope Frame ISO Tank trailer ideal for the transportation of hazardous liquids, is one of 34 trailers that will be supplied in a new deal with Suttons International, an innovative logistics and supply chain company that has a global presence and a major name in the haulage industry.

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STARCO doubles trailer wheel fitment capacity in Belgium

STARCO doubles trailer wheel fitment capacity in Belgium

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The recently-announced deal with agricultural tyre wholesaler Bohnenkamp will increase the amount of business STARCO conducts with trailer manufacturers in Europe, and to accommodate this additional activity the company is doubling capacity at its Trailer & Caravan Customer Care Centre in Arendonk, Belgium. The boost in capacity will enable the fitment of 1,000,000 wheels per year on new trailers and caravans.

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SDC trailers bought by Chinese firm CIMC

SDC trailers bought by Chinese firm CIMC

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Chinese firm CIMC Vehicles has acquired Northern Irish firm Retlan Manufacturing Limited, which includes well-known trailer manufacturer SDC Trailers Local news sources quote David Li, general manager and director of the board of CIMC Vehicles, as saying: "We are delighted to have acquired the Retlan Group. The acquisition will mark an exciting new chapter in its history. We look forward to working with the existing management to continue its fine tradition of high quality UK-based manufacturing and to the opportunity for further investment to help grow the business.”

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UK trailer market up 25 per cent, setting new record

11th February 2016 | 0 Comments

West European trailer market grew 13.4 per cent in 2015, but this strong growth was eclipsed by even stronger demand in the UK where the market’s 25 per cent growth not only outperformed the European average by almost 100 per cent, but also set an all-time record figure.

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Max T winter tyres OE on Schmitz Cargobull trailers

Goodyear Ultra Grip Max T winter tyres OE on Schmitz Cargobull trailers

4th November 2015 | 0 Comments

European trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull has approved Goodyear’s Ultra Grip Max T winter trailer tyre as original equipment fitment on its trailers for customers operating in severe winter conditions. Goodyear’s recently-introduced truck winter tyres will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 and 385/55R22.5 for trailers destined for regions such as the Alps, the Nordic countries and Russia.

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East European trailer market stalls…again

5th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The East European trailer market has stalled once again, according to a new analysis produced by Clear International. The report suggests that the instability in Ukraine plus the plummeting oil price has had a “devastating impact” on the outlook for trailer demand in Russia. Nearly 24,000 trailers have been wiped from the demand forecast for the 2015 - 2019 period, with most of that falling in 2015/2016. That is in addition to the reductions made to the forecasts in 2014 following the annexation of Crimea. The latest forecast reductions affect Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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West European trailer market to increase 15 per cent in 2014

29th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Things are looking up for the Western European commercial vehicle trailer market, which in turn is a good sign for the truck tyre business. Market analysts from consulting firm Clear International reports that trailer demand in the largest seven Western Europe economies is forecast to increase by 15 per cent during the course of 2014. According to the analysts, this is the first report in roughly two years that has not reported a downturn in the economic outlook.

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Dunlop Motorsport adds 1st temperature-controlled trailers

Dunlop Motorsport adds 1st temperature-controlled trailers

30th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Dunlop Motorsport has added its first temperature-controlled trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 units to its fleet to preserve the integrity of its racing tyres whilst in transit. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers.

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CV trailer market to grow 2% despite weak 1H

9th July 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Demand for heavy goods vehicle trailers is expected to grow 2 per cent during the course of 2013, despite a weak first six months of the year. Analysts from Clear International have issued a new reports saying as much and forecasting the demand for heavy goods trailers in Western Europe to 2017.

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HGV trailer sales fell 6.3 per cent in 2012

13th February 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Sales of heavy good vehicle trailers fell 6.3 per cent across Western Europe in 2012. Meanwhile heavy truck demand fell by more than 9 per cent, according to market analysts from the Clear agency, which pointed out that the figures were in line with its expectations. The fall was almost universal – only Norway and Denmark experienced increased trailer demand. The worst performing markets were Italy, Portugal and Spain, which saw falls of between 20 and 40 per cent.

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