“These new facilities are a reflection of our commitment to investing in this industry and becoming a leader in customised trailer manufacturing across the African continent,’ says Paramount Trailers CEO, Fernando Marques.
The family-owned business has been based in Alrode, south of Johannesburg, for the past 17 years and over time, has acquired numerous new premises around the initial offices to facilitate the company’s growth. In 2011, a decision was taken to purchase land in the Kliprivier Business Park and develop a new manufacturing plant.
“We had outgrown our existing premises and it was necessary for us to upgrade our facilities,’ says Warren Marques, Paramount Trailers MD. “The new premises will enable us to not only significantly increase the number of trailers being manufactured on a monthly basis but to also operate more efficiently.’
Apart from allowing for a capacity increase, new equipment has also been bought to ensure that the latest innovations in customised trailer manufacturing will be provided. Marques is determined that no matter how large the company grows, it is still imperative that a personal relationship is maintained with all clients.
“Our reputation and success can be attributed not only to the excellent trailers we produce but the superb client relationships we foster,’ he says.
In anticipation of the move and the increase in manufacturing capacity and efficiency, Paramount Trailers has already experienced an increase in demand. As a result, the company has increased its staff complement by 41 percent over the past four months with additional employees joining the workshop, administration, sales and design departments.
“We have now entered the premier division in this industry,’ says Fernando. “We are proud of what we have built over nearly two decades but the time has come for Paramount Trailers to increase our footprint in South Africa and across the SADC region.’
|Paramount Trailers manufacturer a wide variety of trailer products such as pictured here. From left: a side-tipper, a sugar cane trailer, a curtainsider and a bulker.|