Futura to the US
Last year, we were introduced to local Futura Trailers’ thennew Low Loader trailer, a revolutionary transporter featuring anodized aluminium construction and an innovative electric winch system to allow even the lowest of vehicles to be loaded quickly and easily. At the time, Futura Trailers founder Glen Reid was preparing to take the trailers to the US for exhibition at the SEMA and PRI trade shows, with an aim to expand into the US market.
We recently caught up with Glen, who informed us that the expansion into the US has made great progress.
“Our products are approved in the US and the business has been registered,” he said. “We have fewer than 10 dealers currently, and there are over 50 States we can expand into.”
A significant part of that success came from a meeting at SEMA with Mike Joy, a wellknown Nascar commentator and car nut, who has since become a Futura Trailers distributor on the East Coast of the US.
“While I was at the [ North Carolina] dealership today, a guy came in and bought the last trailer they had in stock,” Glen said. “There’s nothing like it here, or globally, and nothing as commercially viable.”
He has also secured the custom of American racing legend Al Unser (pictured), who claims the Futura range renders the Unser Racing Museum’s existing trailers obsolete.
Sales in New Zealand and Australia are going well, Glen told us, and production is ramping up. He’s happy with Futura’s local production in its Albany, Auckland, factory, which has the capacity to produce over 1000 trailers per annum.
Our congratulations to a local business taking Kiwi ingenuity to the global stage. Search ‘Futura Trailers’ on themotorhood.com, or visit futuratrailers.com to find out more.