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The best under the southern cross

  • From the March 2020 issue.
The best under the southern cross

Southern Cross Transport Equipment Group relies on Valspar’s technical expertise and quality paint and coating systems to deliver robust, vibrant and hard-wearing trailers.

South Australian trailer manufacturer, Southern Cross Transport Equipment Group (SCTEG) has been in the industry for 42 years and provides fleets with a diverse range of flat tops, drop decks, skels as well as custom builds and Performance-Based Standards combinations.

SCTEG Production Manager, Peter Berkelaar, says the Valspar products the company uses across its entire range of trailers are TB510 polyurethane topcoat and FP500 polyurethane primer.

“We spent a lot of time in our changeover to the Valspar range,” Peter says.

“Their staff are very helpful and supportive through the process. The reasons we changed supplier came down to the fact that the Valspar range holds their pigments in the colour a lot better with very minimal fading in Australian conditions. Also, the process in the paint shed is simple with less products used to gain the end results, meaning fewer problems with mixing and storing products.

“The wet-on-wet process that we now use after developing our system with the help of Peter and Steve from Valspar has enabled us to ensure not only a quicker process but a quality result.

“They are also a one-stop shop for all our paint shop needs. Constantly updating products and safety procedures.

“The team at Valspar are professional and we have never had to wait longer than half a day for support after contacting them; they have helped with many products that are not related to the paint shop. Their range of safety gear is great, too, and they source anything you ask. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Fast Fact
As a leading supplier of paint and coating systems for original equipment manufacturers, heavy duty trailer builders turn to Valspar for its quality products and professional expertise.

Fast Fact
Valspar Industrial Mix provides long term protection for trailers and its wet-on-wet application of primer and topcoat ensures a complete paint job in one day.

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