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Trailer and tanker builders eye CV Show opportunities

Some of the best known trailer and tanker builders in the world will use the Commercial Vehicle Show as their shop window when it opens its doors on April 26.

Among the high profile exhibitors in this sector are Cartwright Group, Doll Fahrzeugbau, Don-Bur, Feldbinder UK, Fuller Tankers, Kässbohrer, Maisonneuve, Magyar, Montracon, SDC Trailers, Tiger Trailers and Whale Tankers. With Reefer specialists Chereau and Gray & Adams also exhibiting, the show promises an impressive display at the business end of road transport.

Making its CV Show debut will be Kässbohrer, which has manufacturing facilities in Germany, Turkey and Russia and is looking forward to expanding its market presence in the UK after returning to the British market very recently.

Kässbohrer CEO Iffet Turken said: “The CV Show is the ideal place for us to learn more about the UK market and to meet our customers and our suppliers, as well as to develop new business relationships. It’s a very cost-effective way for us to meet a lot of people in the road haulage industry, many of whom may not have seen our products before.”

UK-based manufacturer SDC were the first to return to the CV Show after the dark days of the recession and have been ever present since. For 2016, they will be exhibiting their latest Aeroliner, along with other high volume trailers.

Meanwhile, French refrigerated trailer builder Chereau will have a busy stand in the Cool Zone, following news that the Normandy-based company has recently merged with Spanish builder SOR to form a new reefer giant.

“Our aim is to become the biggest reefer manufacturer on the market,” said Chereau’s Christophe Danton. “As well as celebrating that, we will also be showing our new Smart Open-C trailer – unlike most refrigerated units, the roller shutter opens on the outside of the container, allowing it to be open and closed quickly, which is a huge benefit to temperature controlled distribution.”

Chereau has also just celebrated a major milestone, with over 100,000 of its units sold. The Chereau 100,000-Series special edition trailer will be the highlight of the company’s stand, with 50 of them destined for the UK market.

On the tanker side, regular CV Show exhibitor G Magyar will be showing a range of its tankers, semi-trailers and swap tanks, suitable for all purposes from chemicals and petroleum to liquids and foodstuffs.

CV Show director, Rob Skelton, said: “Trailers and tankers really are the backbone of the road transport and logistics industry – what’s on the back of the truck is as important as the truck itself when it comes to transporting goods in a controlled and safe manner. The wealth of exhibitors in this sector that are using the CV Show to demonstrate the diversity of their products shows just how significant this sector of the industry is.”

The CV Show is unique in that it provides visitors with the opportunity to fulfil all of their sourcing needs under one roof. From truck, van, trailer and fork lift manufacturers through to ancillary service providers including insurers, finance companies, tyre manufacturers, telematics and training providers, along with fuels and lubricants suppliers, the show is the perfect business-to-business environment for any individual or company involved in road transport.

The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport event staged in Britain, catering for every operator’s business needs. It will take place in Halls 3a, 4 and 5 at the NEC in Birmingham from 26 -28 April. Visitors can register for their free ticket at