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TRIDEC

SPOTLIGHT: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

HeavyTorque Issue Five: TRIDEC

STEERING SUCCESS

WITH OVER 50.000 STEERING SYSTEMS SOLD WORLDWIDE, TRIDEC IS A MARKET LEADER IN THIS FIELD. THE COMPANY RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY. GOOD REASONS FOR HEAVYTORQUE’S LEONARD LOOIJENGA TO TRAVEL TO SON IN THE NETHERLANDS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRIDEC AND THEIR PRODUCT PORTFOLIO.

Tridec was established in 1990 to develop, produce, and sell steering systems and special suspensions for trailers. During the first years a steady growth was realised: in 1994 Tridec had a basic product program available, ready for serial production. From that moment Tridec invested in a worldwide sales network, and continued to develop its product range. Sales were so good that, in 1999, the production facilities in Son became too small. A second plant was then opened in Portugal. By 2004 the limits of the building in Son were again reached: Tridec purchased a neighbouring property, where a new warehouse was built, and production and office space increased. In 2008 Tridec became part of Jost World. Jost brands also include: Rockinger, Edbro, and Jost Axle Systems. Jost’s head office is based in Neu-Isenburg, Germany. The company employs over 3000 people worldwide.

150 people currently work for Tridec. Half of them are based in Murtede-Cantanhede, Portugal, where Tridec fabricates all metal parts. The other half are based in Son, where the assembly, engineering, product development, and sales & marketing departments are based. The aim of Tridec is to develop and built the most innovative – and reliable – steering and suspension systems worldwide.

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