From humble beginnings in 1992, Motor Trail has swiftly emerged as one of Kwa-Zulu Natal's dominant trailer manufacturers.

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 Africa.

"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 inception.

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.

Our Commitments

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 success".

"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.

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