SOR isn’t the best known trailer maker in the UK, but don’t let that put you off, as it’s a very different story on the Continent. This Spanish manufacturer, which has produced more than 30,000 vehicles at its Valencia factory so far, has close to 50 years of experience in the refrigerated truck market. More than 50% of what it builds is for export, including to the UK, which is an increasingly important market for the company.
SOR has a reputation for producing some of the lightest reefers on the market, but without compromising robustness. This is reflected in the longevity of its products, and also in the decent residuals they command on the used market.
Although undoubtedly best known for its semi-trailers, SOR also produces a full range of rigid truck and van bodies. It is known for its hanging meat trailers and rigid bodies, and has been manufacturing 20ft and 40ft multimodal swap bodies since the mid 1990s. We anticipate SOR semi-trailers becoming a more common sight on our roads in the coming years.