Panus Semi Trailers says its business as usual despite the problems affecting Chinese manufacturers finding it difficult to source components due to the COVID 19 Coronavirus crisis.
Panus Semi Trailers, which claims to be Thailand’s largest manufacturers of trailing equipment and is now also a major supplier to the Australian transport market.
It says that despite the current global problems, production at the Bangkok based manufacturer is not affected by delays in the supply of its componentry.
“Panus sources items such as axles, suspensions and coupling systems used in the construction of its range of trailing equipment from Australian suppliers,” said Ron Gysberts, general manager for Panus Semi Trailers.
“That enables Panus to respond quickly to the demand for new equipment from Australian operators, while also safeguarding the warranty and product support that results from buying from local Australian divisions of global suppliers,” Mr. Gysberts added.
The company says its factory at Chonburi, south east of Bangkok is currently building up to 200 trailers per month with a workforce of 900 and can produce up to 350 trailers per month at peak capacity with 1,100 employees, on a 52-acre factory site.
“Since launching our range of retractable skeletal trailers and flat tops onto the Australian market we have added additional models such as drop-decks, dollies and fully compliant PBS combinations,” said Mr. Gysberts.
“All our range of equipment is backed by a product line that is already certified to ISO9001: 2008 plus OHSAS 1800:2007/TIS 1800:2011 standards.
“At a time when many suppliers have been disadvantaged by Coronavirus, at Panus Semi Trailers our aim is to have the right products available with minimum wait times to assist Australian operators in rebuilding and re-supplying all forms of the Australian transport industry,” said Mr. Gysberts.