Newton Trailers Limited News

Stress leaving - spirits rising

Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's little elves are still hard at it at Newton. As a kid Christmas was a long build up killing, plucking and drawing the turkeys and capons and then handing them over. Often the last bird left the farm late Christmas Eve - so a build up of stress before the finish and then RELAX.  So no turkeys now, but a big thank you to the team here for working all the way through to lunchtime this Christmas Eve. The handover team have put in a big shift in 2021 and 3 new trailers handed over today - so worth the grunt. The workshop crew are working through next week to make the shop sparkly for the New Year start - thank you to them too. 2022 is going to be so good - cannot wait!!

Posted by Andrew on 24/12/2021

Ho, fxxxing ho ho

Not feeling that Christmas groove thing .... not sure why? Concious that I must keep the blog positive. Newton has had the most amazing sales year in our history - just over a 1000 trailers sold which is ludicrous given the overall vibe of the year. We have had plagues, winds, fires the lot. But a huge amount of good planning and good work by our team and by our suppliers has left us with a record year. So I guess it is a big thank you to my amazing staff and my supportive customers. I truely hope for a few less plagues next year for all of us. Best of health and happiness to you all....

PS We are open til Christmas Eve unless the lurgy gets us.

Posted by Andrew on 20/12/2021

Anodised Aluminium - Paint 2.0

Anodised Chassis

Knapen have release their latest development into the wilds.

It is an anodised aluminium chassis - in silver grey. More durable than paint - may even last for ever (depends on your view of time).

It is quite a big step forward. All manufacturers have been hitting paint problems with the removal of Chromium Oxide from paint formulations - this is better than a work around

Posted by Andrew on 08/12/2021

Small - far away, Small - Far Away

Good to see that Commercial Motor Magazine penmanship is up to snuff. Interesting to see them reporting that Fruehauf had a 90 % market share prior to their Bankruptcy in September. Well possibly that maths might work in some universe - somewhere where grass is purple and dogs have two bottoms - 90  per cent in a suburb of Grantham perhaps? It is not even hard to fact check - there is public data showing market shares. At some time Commercial Motor needs to work out that people in our industry need objective reporting not Press Releases or their magazine will need to have slightly more perforations and come on a roll to be useful to us?

Thanks to Father Ted for 'Small Far Away' - perspective can be tricky when your primary advertisers issue press releases that are slighty out of kilter with planet earth.

Posted by Andrew on 29/11/2021

And all was well..........

Sat in on a meeting with Bank's chief economist and was quite shocked after slides and charts and the usual good stuff that..............all was well in the UK.  It did make me feel better. And best of all Brexit never happened. Looking at all the slides and charts Brexit does not show up on the last 2 years of UK performance data - Covid - yes certainly makes a bit of a dip on the graph (biggest since WW1) but that bounces back to 'meh'. So equities look set fair, interest rates - will peak but not cause trouble, inflation will peak but not cause trouble, and companies and households are sat on the biggest savings cash pile for some decades and will unleash it as soon as they can. So rosy - but then he is an economist - so could get his rubber out and change the charts when the future actually shows up.... 

Posted by Andrew on 29/11/2021

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