Dry bulk trailers haul in savings and drive profits
March 30, 2021 6 min read
Sales are up, and so is customer satisfaction. Since Acoplados Salto began to manufacture its grain semi-trailers and dry bulk trailers using high-strength Strenx® performance steel and Hardox® wear plate from SSAB, the company has seen both demand and sales grow.
Located in the Salto, Argentina, a three-hour drive from Buenos Aires, manufacturer Acoplados Salto has been manufacturing grain trailers and semi-trailers for more than half a century. In 2017, the company began to use SSAB’s high-strength steels, and the move has been a huge success.
30 percent increase in grain trailer sales after using SSAB’s steels
Acoplados Salto uses hot-rolled and cold-rolled Strenx® structural steel in addition to Hardox® wear plate in its trailers and semitrailers that transport grain, cereals and other dry commodities that can be hauled in bulk. According to Sergio Andriano, plant manager at Acoplados Salto, Strenx® meets the company’s needs on several fronts: it is available in a wide range of dimensions and thicknesses, enables them to lightweight their trailers without sacrificing strength, and helps them gain more customers – 30 percent more, to be exact.
“Thanks to the wide range of SSAB products, all our needs are satisfied,” Andriano says. “As a result of using SSAB’s steel in thinner dimensions, we have gained new clients who are enthusiastic about the material. And we have increased our sales by 30 percent.”