From humble beginnings in 1992, Motor Trail
has swiftly emerged as one of Kwa-Zulu Natal's dominant trailer
Although initially concentrating on the retail
of trailer spares, the fledging company's success lead to
rapid expansion and new market prospects. The decision was
taken to diversify into trailer manufacturing and repair,
and within 2 years of its launch the company's manufacturing
plant in Mobeni, Durban was operational.
Now with a decade and a half of successful
operation and growth under its belt, Motor Trail is not only
firmly entrenched in the KZN market, but is also making steady
inroads into the Gauteng area with 2 additional manufacturing
branches in Pretoria and Roodekop. The company has the capacity
to produce well in excess off 100 units a month and currently
employs 250 staff nationally. Its diversified client base
numbers well over 100 active clients, ranging from very small
owner-driver companies to the leading multi-nationals of South
"We pride ourselves on high standards
of ethically business conduct, exceptional quality and service
excellence," says Motor Trail Managing Director, Mohan
Ramkissoon. "For Motor Trail, quality means gearing every
company function and operation to ensuring that clients' requirements
are met to the highest possible standards."
To be able to stay ahead of the game in any
industry for over 15 years takes a considerable team effort,
and for Motor Trail, much of its success is thanks to the
hard work, loyalty and long-term dedication of its staff members.
The company places considerable emphasis on skills training
and staff developement, and a number of administration and
manufacturing team members have been with Motor Trail for
more than 10 years.
Yvonne Naidoo, who oversees the administrative
side of the business and ensures "that everything keeps
running smoothly", has been with the company since its
The Mobeni based company specialises in manufacture
of semi-trailers, pantechnicons, tautliners and commercial
vehicle bodies to client specifications. It also refurbishes,
repairs and modifies units as well as retails spares of all
makes of trailer axils, suspension and accessories.
Motor Trail is committed to meeting all its
clients' requests and specifications through interactive client
relationships and sound technical knowledge. The company's
highly experienced and qualified management team collectively
boasts over 70 years' industry-specific experience and expertise.
This solid business foundation combined with well-organised
resources and a growing geographically footprint, ensures
that Motor Trail is perfectly positioned to meet the varying
needs and demands of its diverse client base. "Whether
its a small owner-driver operation or a big multi-national
with a large fleet, we're committed to meeting the different
needs of each client equally well", says Nimal Ramkissoon,
Motor Trail's branch manager in Durban. "We consistently
strive to provide the transport industry with ethical, efficient
and professional service, and completely honour the quality
of our product. For us, this is the only way to achieve long-term
"One of our very first clients was a
newly formed company that needed its first trailer. That company
now owns a fleet over 40 - every one of which has been built
by Motor Trail," recounts Mohan Ramkissoon proudly.
Motor Trail's dedicated and experienced staff
members are always on hand to deal with client queries and
requests. The company offers a comprehensive backup service
and guarentee on all its products, as well as a 24-hour service
on the retail of spares.
With relationship building as one of its many
strengths, the company has developed a solid working understanding
with the majority of major finance houses and banks. As such,
it is able to add value and convenience to its service offering
by assisting clients with the finance and insurance arrangements
for their newly built Motor Trail trailer.
As an established manufacturer with a hard
earned reputation for excellence, Motor Trail will constantly
strive to deliver the highest quality products and service
within a demanding an highly competitive market.