We Build & Manufacture Cargo Trailers Too!

Here at Alexander Trailers, when we say we can build you any kind of trailer that you might want, we really mean it!

We can build cargo trailers to secure and transport almost any type of load, whether this is for heavy industrial plant machinery or for carrying general goods and equipment. Cargo trailers can also be used to safely store tools and machinery onsite or carry goods around large sites.

Alexander Trailers will develop a cargo trailer to your exact specifications. We take into account critical factors such as how, where and when the trailer will be used. Loading requirements, load weight and height, access and transportation needs will also be taken into account as well as any conditions that are unique to your company or equipment. Our cargo trailers can provide load carrying solutions that are tailor-made to your business needs.

Check out some examples below, or get in touch with us to find out more here.

Flat bed trailer

Model IP50TT – Cargo Trailer with twin turntable steering and a keruing hardwood decking and a 30mm towing eye with T handle are used to transport pumps through the production line.

Cargo trailer

Model IP10ST- Cargo Trailer deck size 3500 x 2000mm single turntable and a load capacity of 10,000 kgs, over-run braking system and rope hooks around the perimeter to help secure the load during transit.

cargo trailer

Model IP5TA – Cargo Trailer Designed to carry a uniquely shaped 5,000 kg payload within an chemical plant,twin Ackerman steering allows the load to be safely transported around the plant with the minimum of effort.

Model IP200TT

Model IP50TT – Cargo Trailer designed to carry steel coils, specifically for use with overhead cranes, the curtain cover is on rollers and hoops to facilitate the loading.

Manchester Trailer Manufacturers Have Got All Your Needs Covered!

When it comes to the design, manufacturing and the supply of commercial trailers, Alexander Trailers have got all of your load carrying needs covered. Read on to find out more about our areas of expertise.

Trailer truck on road

Based in Manchester, we are highly experienced in providing load carrying solutions for commercial clients, manufacturing solutions that are suitable for almost any industrial application.

We specialise in building custom truck trailer beds and with over 40 years of experience, we are experts. Whatever you needs, we can work with you to deliver a solution tailored to your individual requirements.

Some Of The Trailer Types We Provide

  • Flatbed
  • Tipper and Hydraulic Elevating Platforms
  • Enclosed and curtain sided
  • Heavy duty industrial load carriers
  • Semi
  • Heavy duty trailers
  • Specialist processes
  • Spares and axle assemblies
  • Forklift trusts
  • Cargo trailers

If you can’t see what you are looking to buy above, then just get in touch with us. Whatever your needs, we’ll be able to work with you to provide you with the right heavy duty load carrying solution.

Find out more about our Trailers here.

Prefer To Rent A Trailer?

If you are looking for a trailer to rent in the Manchester area, or anywhere in the UK, then we can help. We can provide trailer rental on a short or medium term basis and also offer long term leasing agreements.

Find out more about renting a trailer here.




Top Safety Accreditation for Alexander Trailers

SafeContractor-RoundelLocal business Alexander Trailers has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Alexander Trailers is principally involved in the materials handling sector, specialising in the design and manufacture of industrial trailers and with a £1 million turnover. Alexander Trailers most recent clients have included major players such as BAE Systems, Babcock, Nestle, Nissan, QinetiQ, Toyota and John Bradshaws Ltd.

The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

 “As a growing business, Alexander Trailers recognises the need and benefit of a standard approach towards health and safety and the safe execution of works on site.”

 safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Alexander Trailers has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and seventy major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For further information contact:

Darren Hill

Managing Director


Tel: 0161 903 9422

Email: enquiries@alexandertrailers.co.uk


Nestle Water UK Ltd production plant

Moving parts and products around a production line is a key part of the production process, and something that shouldn’t be underestimated.

castor steer trolleys

Nestle Water UK Limited have recently opened a new production plant in Buxton and we have worked closely with them through their materials handling supplier to provide a solution to ensure that this can be done efficiently.

Torlley Coupling

The castor steer trolleys have been designed to carry and distribute the product to point of use on the line, the trolleys are towed in multiples, disconnected and positioned adjacent to the operator.

The castor wheel selection, drawbar design, auto rear couplings, rad stop ground brake and chassis design were all key to ensure maneuverability, durability and ease of use for the operator.

Production Line Equipment

The chassis was designed as a base to carry standard pallets with securing pockets to allow any configuration or load attachments, the photographs shows a shelving unit that is slot in/removable and adjustable, this allows the trolleys to be utilised to carry any load – capacity permitting!!

Alexander Trailers Team

Babcock Marine receives a lift

Babcock Marine and Technology Division, in Roysth ship yard, have recently received 11 new trailers to support their manufacturing and construction project.

Trailers We Designed & Build

  • 2 x 50,000kgs
  • 3 x 20,000kgs
  • 6 x 6,000kgs

The trailers were all specifically designed with the customer to support different aspects  of their process, the photographs are of the 50,000 kgs trailers that were designed and manufactured to store and transport counter balance weights for their new mobile cranes. They have slot in/removable stanchions to aid this, the trailers were 6000mm x 2500mm air braked with oscillating axles, a drawbar leveller and individually tested lashing rings around the perimeter.

As can be seen from the pictures this is one of our larger trailers!!

Alexander Trailers Team

Kone Cranes take delivery of two new trailers

Last month Kone Cranes received 2 new trailers for one of their customers, the trailers are designed to store a 7,500kgs grab arm attachment within a recycling centre. The trailers will allow easy storage and then transportation of the load, as can be seen from the pictures it’s not an easy load to move!!!

The trailer has a capacity of 10,000kgs and has 2 cylindrical plates to the deck of the trailer with lashing points to secure the load. It is a single turntable trailer with press on band solid rubber tyres and a hand parking brake. This trailer is unusual as it is 3800mm wide which makes transport on the Highway very interesting. It also has a 3 coat paint specification to protect against the harsh environment in which they will be working.

The trailers provided a health and safety compliant solution in addition to improved productivity.

Alexander Trailers Team

Handling Aids becomes part of Alexander Trailers

Alexander Trailers have been trading for over 40 years, we have always offered a design and manufacturing service for industrial trailers providing bespoke trailers to carry any type of load configuration.

We manufacture trailers for 100kgs to 50,000kgs and possibly beyond!!!

Handling Aids Trailers again established for over 50 years and a long time competitor ,based in Ringwood, has become part of Alexander trailers and is now fully integrated and able to provide spares and back up for both companies.

Alexander Trailers Team

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to Alexander Trailers new look website

Over the last few months we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to update the website to provide you with the information you need to know about industrial trailers.

Please take the time to look through the website, if you need any more information then please contact the team and we will be happy to help.

Alexander Trailers Team