Iconic trailer firm launches new horseboxes at 60th anniversary

Sep 22, 2018

Europe’s top trailer maker has launched two new horseboxes as part of a triple celebration.

They were unveiled by Ifor Williams Trailers at the official opening of their new £5 million factory in Sandycroft, in Flintshire, where 60 jobs have been created, as the iconic firm also celebrated its 60th anniversary in style.

The sleek lines of the flagship HBX trailer have taken their inspiration from automotive industry with a nod to the sophisticated ruggedness of the Range Rover and its “floating roof”.

The other innovation is that the body of the HBX is constructed from aluminium, making it lightweight and easy to tow.

The second new trailer is the HBE which has been designed for the more cost conscious consumer with a distinctive European look and feel.

The two horseboxes are being added to the overall range which also includes the market-leading HB trailers and the Eventa which also has living accommodation.

All of them have all undergone a tough testing regime which included being put through their paces at the Warwickshire test track used by all the main automotive companies.

In addition, they’ve also been subjected to extreme weather conditions in a climate chamber where the trailers were subject to freezing arctic conditions alternating with blistering hot conditions.

Orders are being taken now for the new horseboxes which will be widely available in the New Year.

Read the full official press release here