Fu­tura to the US

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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.

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