Truck-Lite Europe Ltd is a specialist in the design and manufacturing of vision systems aimed at the commercial vehicle industry. Here, the company explains why it is positioned to offer products fit for a lifetime of use.
Truck-Lite has become a forerunner in LED and incandescent lighting technology, mirror manufacturing and trailer assemblies under the brand names Truck-Lite, Rubbolite, Signal-Stat and RIGID.
The company manufactures and supplies products in a modern production facility in the UK. The plant, based in Harlow, is home to the laboratory and test facility, where the company has been validating its products for over 40 years, working directly with certification bodies such as VCA, BSI and TUV SUD. The front-line production operations are supported by in-house tooling design, research, development and testing. Modern multicomponent plastic injection moulding represents the core production process across the sites, operating over one hundred injection mould machines.
Harnesses and looms are also manufactured in the UK, areas which Truck- Lite has developed a high level of expertise in. The dedicated trailer support team has over 50 years of experience and provides bespoke harnessing solutions, tailored to fit individual customer specifications. Truck-Lite has been supplying European vehicle manufacturers for over 95 years. Experience gained from working with OEM’s and end-users has allowed the company to transition from pre-wired components, to complete trailer kits, and now to ‘plugand-play’ systems. The looms are wired in such a way that even if one lamp fails, all remaining side markers continue to work.
The company says that its Five-Year and Lifetime Warranty packages are testament to the confidence it has in the quality and durability of its own harnesses. A representative from Truck-Lite said, “We can meet the needs of all our customers in any trailer market, and our Lifetime Warranty kits provide a wide range of unique features and benefits.
Some of the key features of the UK manufactured Lifetime Warranty kits are:
- Lifetime warranty
- Dedicated trailer support team
- Full LED lighting kit
- Easy connection through Truck-Lite ‘Rapide’ Junction Plate and loomed system
- Easy Maintenance – dielectric connections
- Free-of-charge maintenance training and certification
- Dust and water tested to IP69K
- Meets TUV ADR
The Five-Year Warranty trailer kit is unique; it offers a full five years of warranty on both parts and labour, giving the OE trailer builder complete peace of mind. The trailer kits can be configured using a wide portfolio of Truck-Lite products, including both bulb and LED lamps, as well as plug and play systems.
Both Five-Year and Lifetime Warranty kits include the recent Model 900 LED rear lamp with homogeneous outline markers, progressive indication and additional takeoffs to eliminate the need for a junction box. The 900 also includes a built-in take-off to incorporate flashing side markers which will comply with the REG 48 Issue 6 requirement. The October 2020 deadline is fast approaching, and Truck-Lite is urging readers to get in contact for more information on the legislation and suitable products.