Newton Trailers Limited News

STAS Win Factory of the Future Award 2022

STAS Trailers have only gone and done it again: Factory of the Future Award 2022. Well they do have a fabulous reputation throughout Europe and it is a feather in their cap that they won the award for a second time. Seems almost an oxymoron to win the Future twice but let us not quibble.  STAS also won Employer of the Year 2022. I have had the good fortune to look behind the scenes at many factories in many countries and STAS has got a jaw dropping beautiful factory. I would put Kassbohrer in Istanbul up there - if only for the colossal KTL dipping room and 1.5km painting loop!! and if you just want amazing then the Knorr Bremse factory near Munich also stands out. But it is STAS's year this year (again). Well done and it is a credit to a thoughtful and talented top team that drive the thinking at STAS. A pleasure to work with and a lovely tipping trailer to sell.

Posted by Andrew on 05/04/2022

Is Fruehauf Still in Business or has it gone again?

We often get asked the question: Is Fruehauf still in Business?

Well the answer to that is long and complicated. Crane Fruehauf, Fruehauf have changed their names so many times over the last 30 years. Successive business failures in 2003 ish and 2010 ish and 2021 ish have caused subtle changes in the name and in production. It is currently in business in Grantham - previously in Dereham. The company went through another clang in September 2021 when the previous Shareholder fell out with it's Managing Director.  As the senior economist of the Handelsbanken commented 'It would take extreme skill to make a business go bankrupt in 2021'. I suppose due to generous Furlough and loan environment. But Fruehauf managed it. It is very unusual the directors can put a court order on a business against the wishes of the owner but there you go.

Posted by Andrew on 05/04/2022

Small - far away, Small - Far Away

This is the problem of our century - getting a sense of proportion on all our problems - don't you just love Father Ted?



Posted by Andrew on 22/03/2022

Shitty death.....

Everyone said don't do it, so.......
I know everyone's head is either in the fuel crisis or Ukraine crisis but we would just like to say Newton is concerned about these as you are but also fixing the other crisis.
We are scared shitless that our trailers need thousands of tons each year of aluminium or steel to make them.
So Newton (and you the customer) have choices whether to leave the toilet sparkling after using it or 'curry night' brown. Now we know that when you want a trailer - you just want a trailer. So we know we have to hide the fact that we are trying here at Newton to make sure we sell the best eCO2 trailer - this is literally saving 100,000 tons of carbon per year better than a company that just thinks truck racing or that throwing McDonalds bag out of the car window is a good thing. If everyone bought from us maybe there would be one less crisis.....even after the energy crisis and Ukraine our kids will want a planet that functions.

Posted by Andrew on 22/03/2022

Are STAS straightframe or stepframe tipping trailers?

Are STAS straightframe or stepframe tipping trailers?

We often get asked are the STAS tipping trailers sold by Newton Trailers stepframe or straightframe? Well we sell both. When we offer the aggregate wonder trailer - we construct it as a straightframe chassis with a trapezoid body.

When we make the bulk trailers we manufacture them on the steel Medias Chassis with a small stepframe. Confusingly the body is straight on this.  So the small step is lost by cunning engineering into the body. The win is a reduction in height - giving on the road stability as you run along the roads. Comments are that they follow beautifully - part assisted by the ultra wide 1400mm chassis.

Posted by Andrew on 03/03/2022

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