Steadplan has sold 10 moving floor trailers from Dutch manufacturer Kraker Trailers after ending an 11-year sales partnership with its Belgium-based rival STAS in July.
The Leeds-based dealer became official UK partner for Kraker after STAS set up its own sales operation in the UK. North Wales MAN dealer AN Richards has already purchased two Kraker moving-floor trailers from Steadplan to hire out.
Dave Cross, sales executive at Steadplan, told CM: “We have already sold 10 Kraker trailers since we took on the franchise, and aim to sell about 100 a year. Lead times for Kraker moving-floor trailers are about eight to 10 weeks, whereas for STAS it was more like four months.
"The five-year warranty for Kraker moving-floor trailers is also a big selling point, and we have a demonstrator available.” Steadplan, with other branches in Nelson and Rochdale, also retails MAN and Kassbohrer products and provides Isuzu parts and servicing as well as maintenance for existing STAS operators.
Cross said Kraker’s modular trailers are designed so parts can be replaced quickly and simply. “Our technicians are experts in the mechanics of moving-floor trailers and we are confident of selling more Kraker trailers to operators that previously bought STAS [trailers],” he added.
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