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STR Truck Bodies brings US tilt tray to Australia

  • From the June 2016 issue.
STR Truck Bodies brings US tilt tray to Australia

Victorian truck body builder, STR Truck Bodies, has found a gem of US towing equipment prowess in the Kilar Tilt Tray, bringing the concept to Australian shores and tweaking elements to perfect the design for local customers.

In 2012, Matt Palmer, owner and founder of Dandenong-based STR Truck Bodies, packed a bag and took a flight across the Pacific to the US. With business in mind, the trip bore fruit – as while in the north western state of Ohio, Matt discovered Kilar Fabrication and his company took on the product as an Australian distributor.

Starting out purely importing the US-built equipment for its customers, a changing economic climate – including the fluctuating Australian dollar hitting a low point in 2013* – prompted STR to start manufacturing the Kilar Tilt Tray range locally.

The full story has appeared in the June edition of Trailer. To get your copy, click here.

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