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May News

After 30 years at it you can run out of new things to say. But pretty much you can just repeat news of about 8 years ago and the circle is relevant again. We have coped with Brexit (sort of), the Pandemic is rapidly becoming old newspaper now - so we need another crisis to brighten up our dull old lives. And this time it is lack of rain (failed monsoons for 2 years) in Taiwan and too much cold in Texas in February.  Who would have thought that even a loaf of bread has a semi-conductor silicon wafer in it? Taiwan makes the most silica but has no water to keep the silicon mills running - and power cuts in Feb took out the next slice in Texas. And so ...... no LED lights for trailers and even less ECU for the braking systems. = sad trailer manufacturers relying on WABCO, Haldex or Knorr Bremse to slow down their equipment are shit out of luck.  Back next year when maybe there will be some trailers to sell. Love and kisses etc. 

Posted by Andrew on 04/05/2021

Something new

Happy New Year to you all and lets try and make it a good one.

2021 is going to be a massively improving Year for all of us - January and February look like a challenge to optimism as the numbers build around Covid.  This will undoubtedly drag down mood and sentiment into the first quarter - but then optimisim will kick in with the better weather, vaccination and improving Covid numbers. Summer will start to put this behind us and come September we will be booming!!

So a lot to look forward to this year.  We are here to support our bulk industry as we have done since the 1960's.  We hope always to be both the solid choice - we are here for you and the EXCITING choice - New Year New Products.   You can see our exciting new product offers on our buy trailer pages. No one else offers the choice, range, depth and innovation that Newton does. Buy from us for the best payloads and the most daily money in your pocket. Buy from us for quality - guaranteeing you the best residuals in the market - so more money in your pocket.

HAPPY New Year to you ALL

Posted by Andrew on 01/01/2021

Merry Christmas

No vanilla website would be complete without a dull sign off of 'Merry Christmas'.  Just done a round of our competition's websites and they all look fall within the required level of service 'Merry Christmas 2018' on a well known floor manufacturer's site. 404 page not found on another. Another competitor ran out of steam in June by the look of it.

So - since the 1960's to today these boring old boys at Newton Trailers will still be working til Christmas Eve for you. We will be manning the phones between Christmas and New Year and will probably show up for you if you are in desperate need between when Boris announces the end of the World and New Year.

Hoping you all stay well - Andrew and the Newton Team

Posted by Andrew on 22/12/2020

All change

Heading into Christmas - and what is Santa bringing us - well Fruehauf amongst other trailer manufacturers are finishing half of December and returning half of January. This kicks the SH One T out of supplying our customers with Fruehauf product but there you go.

Other manufacturers are running other policies through the Covid problem. Brexit is the next item on the agenda ...............and my that's going well - will Boris throw the Fishermen under the Brexit Bus?   Who knows.. maybe we will be let in on the secret by January 1st 2021.

Posted by Andrew on 01/12/2020

Import and Export

The thing at the end of the year involving Europe is looking about as interesting as it ever has..... with the fate of the UK Currency swinging with the trade agreement or no trade agreement the prices of trailers in the UK remains uncertain into the new year.  How does that affect me shouts the UK haulier purchasing a UK built trailer. Well about 80 % of the value of the the trailer is the materials - and all of that is made abroad and will change with the currency for BETTER or for worse.

Tarrifs also get fruity.  Perhaps 2.5% as an additional.

However interest rates are almost negative so the change in price will not be felt so much when purchasing on the never never.

Posted by Andrew on 27/10/2020

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