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Perfectly poised to become the industry’s first choice

With a strong leadership team, SAF-Holland is driven to further improve its already market-leading product range, with the aim of offering a more dependable and wide range of products for the Australian market. 

The SAF-Holland Group is one of the world’s leading international manufacturers of chassis-related assemblies and components for trailers, trucks and buses. The company produces global market-leading products such as axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, coupling systems, kingpins and landing legs, under the brands SAF, Holland, V.Orlandi, Neway, KLL and York. SAF-Holland is continually working on producing innovative components and systems that function to engineer the customer’s road to success.

“At SAF-Holland, we are proud to be a part of this industry,” said SAF-Holland Australia managing director Mario Colosimo. 

“We have excellent suppliers, manufacturers, transport company operators – all of whom make this a fun industry to work in. We are a new management team in Australia, so this company will feel different from what it has been in the past, while holding on to our values, continuing to be people-focussed and staying on top of our constant drive to improve.

“We’ve got a very good product range. Some of our products are at peak optimisation, while others are in various stages of continuous development. We offer class leading truck and trailer suspensions in the market currently. While we’re proud of our products, we’re constantly looking at our product range and making improvements where needed. In the past two years we’ve made some great strides in that area, and it will hold us in good stead in the future. We are poised to become the industry’s first choice when people are looking for a solutions partner.”

The HD Mark V set of landing legs.

SAF-Holland’s use of a range of innovative manufacturing processes, practical application techniques and intelligent material mixes have helped raise the industry standard in Australia. These cutting-edge technologies help customers in the truck and trailer industry achieve more operational efficiency, enhance safety and increase uptime. 

“I can’t think of a competitor that offers the range we do,” said SAF-Holland Australia sales director Stephen Vranesic.  

“If you’re buying truck and trailer combinations, look no further than SAF-Holland. We have everything from truck suspensions, trailer axles and suspensions, fifth wheels, kingpins, couplings, landing legs and more.”

SAF-Holland offers extensive aftersales support to customers through dedicated services and guidance across over 500 retailers and 30 authorised service centres in Australia and New Zealand. The company offers a vast range of spare parts, tools, service offerings that make the operation of its products as efficient as possible and reduce the potential downtime to a minimum.

SAF-Holland has products that fit all applications – semi-trailers, A-doubles, B-doubles, road train A-triples, super quads and truck and dog combinations. However, the company understands that many unique applications need very specific solutions, therefore its team is ready to answer calls and technical queries from customers trying to find the best fit for their business needs.

“SAF-Holland Australia has a good foundation to build upon,” Colosimo added. “We have an experienced and knowledgeable team, with the right attitude to drive the business forward. We’re very customer focussed Our company’s aim, not just here in Australia but also in Europe, is to take direction from the customer and offer them what they need to make their operations more efficient with less downtime.”

Vranesic believes Colosimo’s vision for the business, his leadership skills and over 35 years’ experience in sales, supply and manufacturing of road transport equipment and componentry will pave the way for greater success for SAF-Holland in the near future. 

“I’ve known Mario Colosimo for a long time as have many of our customers,” Vranesic said. 

“Mario’s excellent leadership skills, his level of expertise, his strong industry experience will influence the way he steers our ship and helps SAF-Holland become the business partner of choice for the industry, and to give the industry those solutions they need to excel.”

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