Goldhofer, founded in 1705, is a global manufacturer and distributor of semitrailers, and a dual-lane transporter for on-road special transports, off-road modular trailers and self-propelled units for extremely heavy loads.
Trail King, in business more than 40 years, is a North American trailer manufacturer of open-deck and materials-hauling trailers.
“Our experience and innovation have earned us an international reputation for time- and cost-effective solutions in the challenging field of multi-modal transportation,” said Rainer Auerbacher, Goldhofer’s general manager for transport technology. “We believe Trail King holds that same reputation in the United States and Canada.
“We are excited to add Trail King’s suite of products to our world-wide customer offering. This alliance puts us in the right position to maintain our standing as quality leaders to meet the various demands of customers in our international markets.”
Their union, the companies said, will provide an unmatched level of engineering excellence, manufacturing quality and outstanding service unlike anything available in the US or the world, allowing customers to benefit from an expanded portfolio while continuing to rely on their long-term relationships.
“We are excited to bring our Trail King brand to international customers by teaming up with Goldhofer,” said Joe Kolb, Trail King’s president. “Goldhofer shares the same value system that Trail King has built upon – a reputation for quality, reliability, and performance.
“We’re thrilled to now offer our US and Canadian customers a complete range of products for all of their heavy-haul needs from the best manufacturers in the world.”