A Leader all the way

Our Story

With more than 50 years of extensive, specialised trailer design and manufacturing experience, Challenger Trailers is the leading trailer manufacturers in the Southern Hemisphere. The factory was started in 1960 by Maarten Venter who produced trailers under the renowned brand of “Venter Trailers”. Later on Jasper Venter, Maarten Venter’s son took over the family business, selling it in 1990 to a Johannesburg consortium. In 2002 the business became available again and Jasper Venter acted by taking over the original factory premises and started producing trailers under the “Challenger Trailers” brand. Today Challenger Trailers is the largest, most cost effective producer of light-weight electro-galvanized steel luggage trailers on the African continent

Let’s go Outdoor

Leave nothing behind.

Biggest Trailer Manufacturer In Africa

Challenger Trailers

Our Product Range

The wide product range includes livestock, horsebox, general purpose, tipping, plant, flatbed, container, car transporters as well as 4 x 4 off road trailers! The customer base is equally wide, from farmers and show jumpers to builders, sportsman and outdoor nature lovers.
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With a history of over 50 years in the making, Challenger Trailers has deep roots in the trailer building industry. With a premises that stretches over 20 000 square metres and a stable labour force we are able to produce on average 45 quality trailers a day, as well as the manufacturing of custom trailers to meet the needs of various sectors and clients. 


“If you can dream it, we can build it! ”


Our policy is to re-invest significant amounts of our profits into: product development, improvement in manufacturing systems, material handling systems, advanced in-house design software and equipment which allows us to quickly respond to our customer’s demands for high quality and cost effective products. At Challenger Trailers we pride ourselves on our ability to introduce new ideas and processes into the trailer market.

“A Leader all the way !”

Hands On

The company’s philosophy is to produce high quality trailers that combine high technology with strength, durability, ease of maintenance and value for money. An advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing system is used, and the company ensure that the opinions of its customers are incorporated into its research, we have full animation abilities of the product prior to actually commencing with any manufacturing processes. 

“Our trailers are designed to meet the needs of real people doing real jobs.”

Real work.Real Results

You Name It. We Build It.

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