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Dorsey Intermodal is launching a new line of chassis for marine and domestic use, the company announced June 22.
The Pittsview, Ala.-based manufacturer of chassis trailers said the new product line was made possible because of a partnership with manufacturer Truong Hai Auto Corp. (THACO) Special Vehicles. The partnership will result in a new option for high-volume orders of premier quality chassis in the U.S. market.
“We’re excited about the synergy that this partnership will create in the industry,” Dorsey President JP Pierson said in a statement. “With our established brand recognition and trusted dealers, combined with THACO’s large-volume manufacturing capabilities, we’re uniquely positioned to offer customers an option that’s currently missing in the U.S. marketplace.”
Dorsey recently completed a new production facility to grow capacity and expand its chassis offerings. The company said the partnership with THACO will more than triple volume capability, increasing from 3,000 units to more than 10,000 per year.
THACO Special Vehicles produced cars as well as commercial vehicles like buses, dump trucks and trailers. The company notes the American market is difficult, but one it has been trying to get into.
“America is a lucrative market that THACO has been seeking to enter,” a THACO spokesman said in a statement. “It is one of the most challenging markets in the world, with strict quality standards.” — Transport Topics
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