The spike in business enjoyed towards the end of last year by leading South African trailer and truck building company, Serco has extended into 2018 with a healthy order book.
Managing director, Clinton Holcroft attributes the improvement mainly to the introduction to the market of the company’s new refrigerated vehicle, the Protec Steel Frostliner. “We have seen a swift uptake of these new refrigerated bodies with our order book for trailers being 95% Protec Steel, a clear indication that the vehicles have been well received,” says Clinton.
“Fleet owners have been extremely positive and impressed with the finish of the coated steel panels, including the new rice grain aluminium floor, a flat full sheet bonded onto the vehicle which creates a durable, high wearing feature.
“An added attraction is that repair costs to the coated steel units are very similar to that of our fibre glass model that, when coupled with improved thermal performance and increased durability, makes for a significantly lower cost of ownership,” he concludes.
Serco, Tel: (031) 508-1000