British trailer manufacturer SDC has secured an order worth $16 million from trailer rental company Hireco Ltd. The trailers, which include a range of box vans, double-deck step-frame curtainsiders, and urban trailers, will be manufactured across SDC's three state-of-the-art engineering facilities at Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield over the next six months.

The major order indicates positive growth in the UK’s transport and logistics markets with 600 trailers being added to the Hireco fleet. In the last 12 months, SDC Trailers has created a total of 170 jobs, with hopes of more to follow before the end of the year.

Managing Director at SDC Trailers, Mark Cuskeran, commented: “Hireco have been a great customer of ours through the years and I would like to thank them for choosing SDC once again. We have been working closely with Hireco to ensure their specific requirements are always met and this has allowed us to form a great and sustainable partnership. We operate in a very competitive market where quality and customer service, as well as our ongoing drive to keep our production costs low have ensured continued success. Our reputation is built on over 35 years of design expertise, and quality accredited manufacturing standards.”

Established in Dublin, Hireco now has seven outlets throughout the UK and Ireland supplying premium equipment for contract hire and rental. They have purchased over 5,000 SDC trailers prior to this order and have been very satisfied with their performance.

Tony Wan, a director at Hireco commented: "I am delighted to announce this order with SDC, we are seeing an upturn in the UK and Irish markets with a high demand for trailer rentals. Investing in the best allows us to offer a high standard of service to our customers and remain competitive in the equipment rental industry. We have chosen SDC over the years because the quality of their products and customer service is second to none. I am looking forward to working more with them in the coming months.”