Henred Fruehauf: South Africa’s one-stop-shop
In 2002, the fusion of SA Truck Bodies and Henred Fruehauf created South Africa's most comprehensive one-stop-shop.
In 2002, the fusion of SA Truck Bodies and Henred Fruehauf caused a stir in the South African marketplace. Overnight, the duo formed the country’s most comprehensive one-stop-shop and Africa’s most influential authority in trailer building.
As a result of growing global competition and increasing regulation in the global manufacturing sector, business conditions around the world are changing rapidly. The consequent need to adapt the trailing equipment industry’s overall structure has generated a wave of mergers in the past decade, not only in Europe, but also in Africa.
It is no surprise that the newly-founded corporation, led by Henred Fruehauf, spent the best part of 2002 restructuring, rationalizing and consolidating, the main emphasis being to achieve the best management, manufacturing and service structure available.
The end product was one giant one-stop-shop uniting a myriad of renowned brands under one roof to form the continent’s most influential authority in trailer manufacturing – just in time for a phase of intrepid investment between 2001 and 2008 that saw South Africa grow at an average growth of 5.6 per cent.
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