Wabash partners with Hydro

US-based OEM, Wabash National, has announced a 10-year agreement with Hydro, a leader in global aluminium and energy.

Wabash National is one of the largest North American manufacturers of transportation solutions that span from first to final mile, including dry and refrigerated trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, flatbed trailers and tank trailers.

Under this agreement, Hydro will be a key supplier for Wabash National’s demand for dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers with molded Structural Composite (MSC) technology, flatbed trailers, and truck bodies for the next 10 years (through 2031). This agreement also covers requirements of new products Wabash National may release through 2031.

The enhanced supply couples with Wabash National’s recent announcement of additional dry van capacity, which is set to come online at the beginning of 2023, as well as future capacity of MSC Technology products.

Importantly, Wabash National and Hydro enter into a mutually beneficial business relationship that aligns both companies on a shared long-term vision of delivering sustainability to customers through continued collaboration and innovation.

“We selected Hydro as a strategic supplier partner because we share the same values and vision for where our industry is headed,” said Wabash National Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Richard Mansilla. “We believe this partnership with Hydro will help us address our aluminium supply needs in the near term to aid in Wabash National’s ability to increase production of dry van trailers and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies with MSC Technology. Additionally, in the longer term, we plan to work more closely together on innovation and footprint optimisation, all to the benefit of our customers, employees and shareholders.”

With operations in 40 countries, Hydro has supplied Wabash National with aluminium extrusions for over 12 years. The company is a three-time Wabash National supplier award winner and was named Supplier of the Year in 2020.

“As long-standing business partners, we’re excited to work more closely with Wabash National on our common passion for sustainability and innovation,” said Hydro VP National Accounts, Transportation, Jerrod Hoeft. “At Hydro, we support industries that matter through the development of innovative products and solutions. Wabash National demonstrates the kind of visionary leadership that we desire in a strategic partner, and we look forward to creating breakthrough customer value under this expanded relationship.”

In other news, Wabash’s MSC reefer ranked in a top 20 list.

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