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
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.