As a company we specialize in trailer manufacturing and supply a full range of related products & service, such as trailer repairs, buying and selling of second-hand trailers, etc. The holding company is known as Route Management, trading as Henred Fruehauf and SA Truck Bodies, consisting of plus/minus 3000 personnel. The company’s main branches are situated in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Cape Town, with roughly 30 Part depot across Africa.
An integral part of the company’s evolution occurred with the acquisition of Henred Fruehauf in 2002 [originally established in 1953]. 2002 Can be seen as a historic year in the transport industry when SA Truck Bodies started the take-over of Henred Fruehauf Trailers. Complete ownership was finalised in 2004. The innovative approach of SA Truck Bodies in finding customer-focused market solutions dates back to 1980. 1980 Signifies not only the birth of SA Truck Bodies, but the start of a group of companies who are today a key-player in the transport industry. Starting with a 30sqm premises, 5 personnel, a lot of hard work, determination, blood, sweat, tears and a Vespa (for staff transport), SA Truck Bodies ventured into the art of trailer manufacturing mainly for the farming community. Hard work and persistence paid off and the market into the commercial sector opened into a never-ending venture.
Today, 33 years later, where hard work, determination, blood, sweat, less tears and a retired Vespa still apply, the company has escalated into a powerful player in the market, being the largest trailer and allied product manufacturer in South Africa.
With both leaders in the trailer industry joining forces - service, manufacturing capabilities, and imminent growth knows no boundaries. The company has now become not only the leader in the industry, but also the largest trailer and allied product manufacturers in South Africa.