The new Silk Road

Aiming to restore the country’s old maritime and overland trade routes, China’s One Belt initiative has the potential to create the largest platform for regional collaboration in the world.
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GRW: A New Narrative

With business confidence on the decline and stubborn reductionist stereotypes holding back international trade, there would be every reason for South African manufacturing businesses to abandon the field. But some only become more determined to succeed.
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P&O Ferrymasters: data driven

P&O Ferrymasters is not a transport business in the classic sense. Sporting a unique blend of pan-European capability and local on-the-ground knowledge, the company’s competitive advantage lies in smart data handling and a reliable support network.
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Knorr-Bremse: Full steam ahead

With Germany’s Knorr-Bremse having been in full acquisition mode for the best part of 2016, Dr Peter Laier’s introduction as the company’s new Commercial Vehicle division head literally had to happen on the run.
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How Gorica is keeping it cool

Celebrating 25 years in business in 2016, Dubai’s Gorica Group has matured into a globally competitive OEM that is dominating much of the Middle Eastern transport equipment market. Where to from here?
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The man behind Kögel’s resurgence

Taking over the ailing Kögel brand in 2009 sparked manufacturing magnate Ulrich Humbaur’s rapid rise to become one of the most influential people in the European trailer building scene today.
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30 editions and counting

Coinciding with the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Germany, the world’s only business publication dedicated to the trailer and ancillary equipment industry, Global Trailer, just turned five. Time to celebrate.
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CIMC Vehicles’ new growth strategy

On the quest to becoming the first truly global organisation in the history of trailer manufacturing, CIMC Vehicles has learned that staying true to a grand vision doesn’t preclude strategic flexibility.
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Coping with complexity

The second Global Heavy Vehicle Leaders Summit in Melbourne uncovered just how important building the right cultural foundation is to survive in a disrupted business environment.
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