Supertrucks Racks- Only the best for Hepworth Framework!

Date: 2 March 2007
Source: Reed Public Relations
Supertrucks Ltd has just delivered its first glass carrying racks fitted to new VW Crafter panel vans. These racks have been supplied to long-time Supertrucks customer, Hepworth Framework Ltd.

This Huddersfield-based company is one of the UK’s leading specialist fabricators and installers of aluminium frames and glazing for commercial buildings.

Richard Steckles, Hepworth Framework Ltd’s managing director, comments, “We like to buy the best for our business and over 20 years’ experience with Supertrucks’ glass carrying racks has shown that these are the best available. They are built to suit our specific requirements and combine light weight with high strength for a trouble-free operating life.”

To fit the long wheelbase, high roof 3.5 tonne gvw VW Crafter vans Supertrucks – as part of its continuous new product development programme - has developed a new, “no-drilling-fix”, full height, full length light alloy rack for the body side and a full length, full width roof rack for this van. As ordered by the customer, the side rack specification includes a fold-away carrying ledge and a rear roller is fitted to the roof rack to assist ladder loading.

Hepworth Framework also specified that both side racks and roof racks were anodised to maintain a factory-fresh appearance. In addition Supertrucks provided a same-day fitting service for both of Hepworth Framework’s VW Crafter vans at its St Helens works.

Hepworth Framework, a Council for Aluminium in Building member, works closely with architects and builders of offices, public buildings and factories, to custom design and fabricate aluminium frames and glazing. Its two Supertrucks-equipped VW vans, which will have a three year service life, are used by its two/three man installation teams to deliver and install product on sites within a 100 mile radius of Huddersfield.

Supertrucks has a range of glass carrying racks and associated equipment specifically engineered for all popular makes of panel vans. Its latest light weight glass racks incorporate many unique features, such as:-

- inclinometer, to give an immediate indication of the angle of the rack and thus whether it is safe to load/unload the vehicle

- new rubber base blocks, incorporating side reflectors, to provide better in-transit load protection and improve vehicle visibility/safety

- reflective white safety markers, to effectively define the rack edges front and rear in poor visibility

- pole rest, to provide convenient, safe storage for securing poles during load handling

- test certificate, issued with every rack to show maximum safe working load.

Peter Wright, Supertrucks chairman, explains, “We have invested heavily in design and production facilities to ensure our light-weight glass carrying racks are the best available – a fact that we are delighted that our long-standing customers, such as Hepworth Framework, recognise and appreciate.”

For further information please contact: -

Peter Wright, Chairman, Supertrucks Ltd, tel: 01744 25348.

or Phil Reed, Reed Public Relations, tel: 020 8668 4048, e-mail:

St Helens based Supertrucks is the UK’s largest manufacturer of specialist transport equipment and bodies for the glass/window trade. In the UK the company has a seven-strong network of partner businesses offering sales, fitting and repair services for all Supertrucks’ products. The network is made up of well-established, independent bodybuilders. These companies, backed by Supertrucks’ overnight rack and parts delivery service, have the skilled labour and technical expertise necessary to provide Supertrucks’ customers with a full service, at a local level, to minimise vehicle downtime. In addition to its UK network Supertrucks has partners providing sales and service facilities throughout Europe to support its substantial and fast growing export business. Supertrucks racks are the only UK manufactured glass carrying racks which are fully compliant with all relevant European regulations and have internationally recognised German TUV and GS engineering and safety certification.

600450 Supertrucks Racks- Only the best for Hepworth Framework!
Date: 2 March 2007
Source: Reed Public Relations

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