Royal Truck Bodies is a proud member of the Retail Motor Industry Southern African, Refrigeration Distribution Association and South African Vehicle and Body Builders’ Association and complies strictly with homologation, S.A.B.S. and N.A.T.I.S. requirements.
We specialise in the custom design and manufacture of Aluminium, Chromadek, Tautliner, Drop Side, Tipper, Livestock Transportation, Trailers, Lightweight GRP, Semi-Insulated GRP, Insulated GRP and Specialised vehicle load bodies.
Royal Truck Bodies was founded in November 1993 as a close corporation with a staff compliment of three founder members and six factory workers. Initial trading only encompassed the manufacture and repair of Aluminium and Chromadek load bodies from premises situated in Chris Street, Alrode.
By October 1994 the premises at Chris Street became too restrictive and the company relocated to its present address at 10/12 Dekenah Street, Alrode, Alberton.
In January 1997 Royal Truck Bodies purchased a fibreglass manufacturing entity called Fuelsaver Fibretruck and incorporated its operations into Royal Truck Bodies.The acquisition enabled Royal Truck Bodies to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and client base to successfully enter the fibreglass transport market through the manufacture of various GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic or Fibreglass) products. Such products include load bodies, fuelsaver fairings for load bodies, GRP skins and panels, and various other industrial products. This proved to be a key growth area for the company.
All our quotations are performed using an online database stock system. This ensures that quotations are available with the minimum delay. We are able to accurately determine the mass of a body with the minimum of difficulty.
Full-computerised records, including a bill of materials, are retained of every load body that is produced by our plant. Each vehicle is marked with a serial number cross-referencing the particular load body to a job number. We are thereby able to determine customer requirements when re-ordering as well as being able to determine and manufacture spare parts where required.
Royal Truck Bodies has adequate repair facilities for our vehicles. Alternatively, repairs can be conducted by our clients themselves or by panelbeaters by ordering the necessary spares from Royal Truck Bodies based on our individual serial number found on each load body.Royal Truck Bodies have a computerized system to analyse mass distributions, diminishing load effects and maximum load body lengths, amongst other functions. This is to help ensure that our customer’s vehicles and our load bodies are suitable for the required application. This also ensures that we conform to body building legislation.
All our load bodies are produced in a modular system. We have various departments that manufacture different components. Each department has a department head responsible for ensuring quality and consistency. The consistency in our product stems from the fact that each department specializes in the manufacture of a component thereby ensuring that each department remains focused.
We believe that our organization is sufficiently dynamic to ensure that we are able to continue to grow within the transport industry in South Africa.We are confident that we are able to provide the necessary service, quality, price and deliveries required in order to service the majority of fleet owners in South Africa.