Deploying the best principles of British manufacturing to a very high standard and providing excellent customer service, SB Components has grown into the UK’s leading supplier of bespoke components for commercial vehicles. The sectors we serve includes truck and bus division including heavy trucks, pneumatic vehicles, heavy haulage vehicles and the bus industry.
Today the company boasts four factories situated on more than four acres, with a total production capacity of over 68,000 square feet across three sites. SB Components has an annual turnover of £20 million and a workforce of over 200 people. We employ some of the best engineers in the business who work alongside our project managers and designers to deliver a complete service from consultancy, through to design and build.
By listening to and understanding the operational transport requirements of our customers, we at SB Components create and develop unique and innovative design solutions for your commercial vehicles. At the same time, our skilled engineers are able to combine strength, durability and make savings on weight during the manufacturing process. This gives you the reassurance that your fleet of vehicles and business will always operate at peak performance but even more importantly create a safe operating environment for both the driver and the customer.
The main sector within the SB brand is the truck and bus division where we work very closely with, and are approved installers for, all of the truck manufacturers including DAF, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes, Renault, Scania and Volvo. As well as dealing directly with dealers across the UK we have also built up long lasting relationships with customers, from owner operators to large haulage businesses and major fleet operators, including national retailers who trust us to find an engineering solution to suit their transport operations.
The truck and bus business is based on improving the profitability and safety of the road transport industry and offering solutions that the chassis manufacturer cannot. From the initial consultation, through to design and build you will have a designated account manager. Your account manager will manage the whole process whatever your requirement, be it increasing fuel capacity by utilising chassis space, or improving fuel efficiency by the fitment of our Alfie catwalk that also increases safety when your driver is operating on top of the chassis. Or maybe you need additional storage space for your equipment and a set of bespoke side skirts enhancing the appearance of the vehicle in a way that suits the needs of each individual customer.
We don’t just stop at offering the components we fabricate at SB, we want to offer all our customers the chance of a total vehicle solution. Being approved suppliers for a number of other products helps us to achieve this, we install a number of products including fifth wheels, Kelsa light bars, air conditioning units, VBG couplings, safety camera systems, in cab appliances including TV’s, air conditioning units, Microwaves, Inverters and Fridges.
An additional benefit in letting us project manage your vehicle from start to finish is the saving you make on additional transport costs, reducing the time from when the vehicle is built to it being registered. At the same time we can offer European Whole Vehicle Type Approval for everything so that there is no need for IVAs or registering vehicles before they are completed. Dealing with us makes the process fluid and easy so you can concentrate on your business.
To complete the product range and services that you will experience when dealing with our truck and bus division, why not have the vehicle fully painted specific to your company colours? We also offer sign writing. Make the most of our unique one-stop shop package that we offer, unlike anyone else in the industry.
Over the years we have also dealt with some of the UK’s major bus suppliers. We currently deal direct with Wrightbus who trust us to supply their production line with a number of products manufactured in both aluminium and stainless steel such as fuel tanks, oil tanks, Ad blue tanks and coolant tanks and also supply Caetano Bus in Portugal.
Our team of highly skilled engineers and designers are able to provide innovative engineering solutions to almost any request from any industry. So, if you work within the bus and coach industry take it from us, if it can be designed we can manufacture it for you.
We also operate in Holland - SB Europe supplies a large amount of components such as larger fuel tanks, catwalks, toolboxes, side skirts and specialised rear of cab modules direct to the dealers throughout Europe such as Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy and France.
All of our products within the truck and bus industry are:
- designed and engineered under strict guidelines
- have a full two years warranty for parts and labour
- all manufactured and installed under "European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval" (ECWVTA).
So in working with us not only are your vehicles operating safely but also legally.
We are excited about what the future will bring not only to SB Components but more importantly to our customers and with a committed and dynamic team we plan for an exciting and positive future.
Whether you require a one off bespoke production or you require volume contract give us a call on 01945 475234