SAF-Holland expands portfolio following V.Orlandi takeover

From the March 2020 issue.

Equipment specialist, SAF-Holland, has added new trailer couplings and drawbar eyes to its product range since the acquisition of Italian supplier, V.Orlandi.

Both SAF-Holland and V.Orlandi are leveraging their synergies to expand their position in the European market.

SAF-Holland acquired V.Orlandi in March 2018 to open up new markets and strengthen its global position and has since added coupings, crossmembers and drawbar eyes for trailers as well as specialised commercial vehicles for industry segments such as automotive, agriculture, forestry, military and mining.

“The large V.Orlandi product portfolio can be ideally combined with our worldwide activities," said SAF-Holland Head of Product Management/Quality Aftermarket Europe, Markus Prößler.

"We are currently transferring the V.Orlandi products into our system and integrating them into the existing sales network.

"In future, we want to ship these newly added couplings from Aschaffenburg into the world," he said.

Additional product groups from V.Orlandi – fifth wheels, king pins, ball races and landing gears – will also be successively added to the SAF-Holland range or standardised with existing products.

The trailer couplings from V.Orlandi – bar couplings, hook couplings, ball and socket couplings, tow jaws, drawbar eyes and crossbars – cover the application range from 3.5-to-500-tonnes payload. They can be used on public highways and for internal works transport. Most products from V.Orlandi meet the worldwide legal requirements (homologations), such
as EU 94/20/CE, NATO ECE R55.01, Australia CRN and Russia/CIS EAC.

In other news, SAF-Holland completed its European company conversion.

(Image: SAF-Holland expands its product range with accessories and spare parts for couplings from V.Orlandi, including pneumatic controls.)

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