Paramount Trailers opens new manufacturing facility

One of South Africa's leading commercial trailer manufacturers, Paramount Trailers, has opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Midvaal.

"This is a reflection of our commitment to investing in this industry and becoming a leader in customised trailer manufacturing across the African continent," said 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 acquired numerous new premises around the initial offices to facilitate the company 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," said Warren Marques, Paramount Trailers MD. "The new premises will enable us to not only significantly increase the number of trailers we are manufacturing on a monthly basis but to also operate more efficiently."

The professional operational facilities allow for a significant capacity increase in the number of trailers that can be manufactured monthly.

In addition, new equipment has been purchased 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 said.

In anticipation of the move, and the increase in manufacturing capacity and efficiency, Paramount Trailers has already experienced a significant increase in demand and the company has increased its staff complement by 41 percent over the past four months, additional employees joining the workshop, administration, sales and design departments.

"We have now entered the premier division in this industry," said Marques. "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."

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