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65. Retlan Manufacturing (including SDC)

Chairman: John Donnelly
Employment: 582
Turnover: £111.4m

Pre-tax profit: £2.5m

Retlan Manufacturing is a holding company with interests in a number of engineering companies specialising in the manufacture and sale of commercial trailers as well as the sale of commercial vehicle and trailer parts.

The group is registered in Toomebridge.

The group has been trading successfully in recent years although turnover fell sharply in the year to March 2010 before recovering to earlier levels in the more recent trading years.

SDC’s production plants at Toomebridge and Antrim as well as Mansfield in England are amongst the most modern trailer manufacturing facilities in Europe. From its foundation in 1978 the business expandedwith the acquisition of Neville Charrold in Nottinghamshire in 1994 and the integration of MDF in 1998.
Since the company purchased SDC Trailers in 1998 from Powerscreen, it has grown siginificantly and is now the largest trailer manufacturer in the UK. Retlan was originally a supplier to SDC which began making trailers inToomebridge in 1978.

The group also has distribution centres in GB .

116 Deerpark Road,
BT41 3SS
Tel: 028 9446 0898

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