Having achieved year-on-year growth in tough trading conditions, truck and trailer builder Serco closed 2016 by announcing it had entered into a partnership with Dutch company Loadlok, whose products it will distribute in Southern Africa.

Earlier this year the company expanded its facility in Phoenix Industrial Park near Durban to accommodate new state-of-the-art machinery for injection panel manufacturing – a first for locally manufactured refrigerated trailers in South Africa.

“With this new technology, we have achieved noticeable improvements in thermal performance and panel strength, which reflect our ongoing quest for innovation and our commitment to industry-leading standards of product quality,” says the company’s managing director, Clinton Holcroft.

He describes Serco’s new Frost Liner trailer as a proudly South African-made product manufactured according to international standards. “It is a robust designed trailer capable of coping with South Africa’s demanding operating conditions.”