Heil Trailer Spans Around the globe
There’s a certain peace of mind and confidence that comes with knowing you can depend on the same product quality no matter where you are in the world. With roots that date back to 1901, Heil Trailer has brought more than a century of custom trailer solutions that deliver consistently superior quality and meet the needs of customers around the globe.
“Heil Trailer products are engineered to meet region- and load-specific requirements of customers near and far,” states John Snodgrass, Vice President of International Sales at Heil Trailer. “You can find them on the roadways of Riyadh, Bangkok, Santo Domingo, Sydney, Singapore, Cairo, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington to name a few.”
The company’s custom solutions deliver enduring performance, even in the most demanding operating conditions. Heil Trailer products can be found in mining operations in Peru, drilling operations in Africa and the Middle East, as well as in countries with challenging road conditions like Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Cyprus and Brazil. Through its long-standing relationship with the U.S. Military, Heil Trailer products are also used to transport fuel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The only true global aluminum and stainless steel tank trailer manufacturer in the world, Heil Trailer builds trailers for customers in more than 100 countries at its manufacturing facilities in North America and Asia,” said Mr. Snodgrass. These locations support the company’s long-term relationships with major customers around the globe. Heil Trailer’s latest state-of-the-art facility opened in 2014, in Juarez, Mexico, where it manufactures Crude, Stainless, Commodity and Food Grade Dry Bulk, Petroleum, Asphalt and Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) products. Another highly advanced production facility is located in Bangkok, Thailand, which serves the Asian and Australasian markets with aluminum and stainless tanks and trailers.
To remain the industry’s leader in quality, Heil Trailer focuses on LEAN manufacturing concepts, Six Sigma problem-solving skills and strict adherence to internationally recognized product quality standards, which ensures Heil Trailer delivers a superior trailer anywhere in the world. The company builds aluminum transports to haul for more oil companies covering more international packaging/transportation codes than any other manufacturer. This is due in part to the fact that Heil Trailer manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-2000 Quality, ISO-14001 Environmental, and ISO-18001 Health/Safety certified, which translates to superior equipment that is safer and more reliable for these customers and their contract haulers.
Heil Trailer Longest-Running Manufacturer of Aluminum Tank Transports in the World
Because Heil Trailer is the longest-running manufacturer of aluminum tank transports in the world, customers take added confidence in operating its products. Heil Trailer built aluminum “rigids” or “truck mounts” long before road transport trailers, giving it unprecedented experience in designing safe transport barrels, which appeals to customers, including major and regional oil companies. The company supports its products through the industry’s largest service network with certified and authorized service centers that inspire even more confidence in Heil Trailer products.
Aluminum transports are common in many parts of the world, but in many other locations it remains a new technology and an unproven metal for tank trailer barrels. Heil Trailer has led the world in introducing this technology and reinforcing it through product training for local support personnel in both the maintenance and repair of aluminum. The presence of knowledgeable Heil Trailer support technicians reduces customer concerns when purchasing this technology for the first time. Heil Trailer’s product designs continue to prove the robust nature of aluminum and its ability to withstand harsh operating conditions.
“We have all Heil Trailer aluminum trailers in our fleet,” stated Zaid Abu-Haid’s Sons Company (ZASCO), an Aramco Hauler in Saudi Arabia. “Besides an excellent product offering, Heil Trailer International provides unmatched warranty and repair service by competent, qualified and talented staff. Their great support and products have helped us better serve our market.”
Delivers Oil for the World
No one understands the challenges of providing fuel to customers in the world’s diverse climates and road conditions more so than the major oil companies. Their global presence requires them to be everywhere, providing fuel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These unique customers require hundreds of different trailer designs to meet these demands. Heil Trailer’s engineering capability and knowledge of different market transportation laws/road regulations gives them a competitive advantage.
“ExxonMobil Egypt has used Heil aluminum trailers in our fuels fleet for 15 years,” according to Mamdouh Ghoneim, Africa Fleet Manager. “We have found Heil products to perform well in challenging terrains and operating conditions. Besides providing us semi-trailers, Heil has offered us support through their professional, friendly and skilled team for our maintenance, repairs and warranty needs. We are pleased with Heil’s products and support.”
Heil Trailer continues to innovate and develop advanced products that meet the specific needs of its customers. Its Fleet Duty™ frameless petroleum trailer that was launched in US markets in February 2017 is now the lightest weight Petroleum trailer in the industry. This was made possible by engineering breakthroughs and technologies used in optimizing the barrel, which are now being applied across all Heil Trailer products. The company also manufactures a cryogenics trailer built for some of the harshest environments.
“We are privileged to work with oil companies and customers around the world,” Snodgrass concludes. “Our long heritage of pioneering new products and technologies, our solutions-driven approach, and superior quality and durability will continue to help our international customers succeed.”