Whitehall Trailers began with Gerald Whitehall back in 1966, whilst working for Rugby Autocar agricultural dealers, Gerald started selling Ifor Williams trailers, collecting them with a Ford Thames Trader lorry.
Gerald Whitehall had a long farming background and it wasn’t too long before he started his own company to sell exclusive trailers. Partnered from 1992 by Nick Whitehall, Gerald’s son, the business outgrew its original position and moved to Top Tomlow Farm in 2000. Nick’s partner Amanda runs the horse trailer side of the business where she has experience in horse eventing and show jumping but now her hobby is native ponies which are ridden by daughter Rachael.
Alex Whitehall runs the workshop and stores, continuing the family connection, with Whitehall Trailers currently selling around 800 trailers per year to both returning and new customers. Whitehall Trailers can be found at most local agricultural shows and events such as the Horse of the Year Show and Warwickshire CLA Game Fair in addition to Top Tomlow Farm.
Whether you are looking for a trailer for commercial or domestic use, Ifor Williams Trailers, from Whitehall Trailers is sure to offer a trailer that suits your needs.
All About Ifor Williams Trailers
Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd was established in 1958 and to date has manufactured over half a million trailers. Ifor Williams Trailers are Britain’s largest manufacturer of trailers up to 3500kg gross weight, manufacturing trailers for a wide variety of purposes.
The wide product range includes Livestock, Horsebox, General Duty, Tipper, Plant, Flatbed, Box Van trailers and Car Transporters as well as Horsebox Containers and pick-up Canopies – a standard range of well over a thousand variants! The customer base is equally wide, from farmers and show jumpers to builders and plumbers.
The company’s philosophy is to produce high quality trailers that combine high technology with strength, durability, ease of maintenance and value for money. An advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing system is used and the company makes sure the opinions of its customers are incorporated into its research and development activities: trailers are designed to meet the needs of real people doing real jobs.
A high percentage of parts are produced to the company’s own designs, including axles, chassis and most body parts. Purchased parts and materials are sourced from approved manufacturers who are able to satisfy the demands set for consistent high quality. Rigorous checks are made continuously on self-manufactured components and those it buys in.
An on-site galvanizing plant gives the company total control over quality and efficiency in the production of chassis and other assemblies. Further investments continue to be made in new facilities under a programme of improvements in manufacturing methods, materials handling systems, the products themselves and customer service.
The company invests heavily in the latest manufacturing technology. Facilities include automated material stocking systems and extensive use of CNC equipment including lasers, plasmas, punches and presses. Trailers are produced at four main manufacturing sites across North Wales.
Customers have been purchasing Ifor Williams Trailers for over 60 years. Whether your trailer is thirty years old (there are still plenty of them out there) or nearly new, you can rest assured that your trailer is built to the highest standards and specification that is synonymous with the Ifor Williams brand.