Big on both sides of the Irish Sea, SDC is now owned by CIMC Vehicles, the global trailer manufacturer with headquarters in China. The attraction to an overseas buyer was clear, as not only is this one of Europe’s largest trailer makers, but its customer base includes many household names. Not least among these is Eddie Stobart, which bought around 900 SDC trailers in 2016 alone.

Its product line-up is totally made up of trailers and includes box vans and curtainsiders, skeletals and tippers, and chassis for custom bodywork.

In 2016, SDC became the first UK manufacturer to offer a kinetic energy recovery system, which harvests regenerated energy to be used later to provide assistance with an artic combination’s tractive effort. Another novel innovation is the Combi-Liner, whose flexible structure can be adapted for use as a curtainsider, box trailer, container carrier or flatbed trailer. Meanwhile, the Aeroliner has a tapered rear profile to give significant aerodynamic benefits while retaining the capacity for 26 pallets.

SDC has factories in Toomebridge, Northern Ireland, and Mansfield, England.



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