June 5, 2017 – CellTech Metals Inc. of San Diego, CA and Trailer Mechanic International (TMI) of Querétaro, Mexico announces an exclusive OEM supply agreement for CellTech’s patented panel technology for use in TMI’s trailer and truck body solutions in Mexico. TMI will build the walls of their TMI truck bodies and new Inland dry freight trailers using the all-metal CellTech Track Panel™. The CellTech Panels are up to 20% lighter and 200% stiffer than the conventional composite panel and offer the ability to adhesively bond embedded ANCRA International cargo management tracks into CellTech panels. The flush mounted track system increases cube space, and provides a smooth internal wall surface, improving efficiencies for loading and unloading freight and reducing freight damage claims.
Rodrigo Soto, President of TMI shared, “We are thrilled to provide our customers the new Inland dry freight trailer solutions made with CellTech Panels. The CellTech materials are lighter, stronger, and stiffer than other offerings, and the embedded Ancra track makes our solutions unique for our customers and outperforms our competition. Having CellTech integrate the track into their panel manufacturing process provides my business with significant cost and installation labor savings and helps improve our production efficiency. Our customers need solutions that help them mange less-than-full loads and cargo of various sizes and shapes. They are excited about the integrated cargo management system and weight saving solutions. Our customers also appreciate the smooth exterior surface with no rivets, which reduces the cost of trailer wall advertising and graphics. I see CellTech panels as the future of the transportation industry.”
Doug Cox, CEO of CellTech Metals states, “Rodrigo Soto and his team are innovators in the truck trailer market and their new products are a testament to their technology and market leadership. These solutions offer improved fuel efficiency, more cube space, greater payloads, and unparalleled quality in the next generation of truck bodies and dry vans. We couldn’t be more pleased with this new partnership and we look forward to delivering the most efficient freight transportation solutions in the industry to the Mexican market with TMI.”
Larry Bethel, President of Ancra International Cargo Systems Division shares, “The truck and trailer business in Mexico is growing rapidly, we are very pleased to be partnering with both TMI and CellTech to bring our cargo management solutions to this market. The smooth interior surface achieved with the flush-mount Ancra track reduces the risk of track and cargo damage and maximizes the load space. “
About CellTech Metals CellTech Metals is a sandwich material technology company that designs and produces patented lightweight panel solutions for the transportation industry. For more information about CellTech Metals visit celltechmetals.com.
About Trailer Mechanic International (TMI)
TMI is a fabricator of the Inland™ trailers and truck bodies with over 15 years of experience in the manufacture and repair of transportation equipment for the Mexico market. For more information about TMI visit trailermechanic.com
About Ancra International Cargo Division
Ancra designs and manufactures cargo management solutions for the transportation industry. For more information about Ancra visit ancracargo.com