Former SDC Trailers Managing Director Mark Cuskeran, who spearheaded the expansion of SDC to become one of Europe’s leading trailer manufacturers, prior to guiding the company through its sale to Chinese company CIMC in 2016, has announced a new business, which will see him enter into a joint venture with William Stobart, the co-founder of Eddie Stobart Limited.
The new venture, MAW Engineering Limited, will specialise in the manufacture of Walking Floor trailers, truck bodies and home delivery vans.
While it’s still too early to predict the exact level of job creation, the company has already made a significant investment in the Toome area, through building a 50,000 square foot factory on a 6 acre site in Creagh Industrial Estate, Toome.
Comments Mark: “The new company will target a gap in the market, and will allow both myself and William to bring our significant experience in manufacturing, transport and logistics to the table. I believe that despite all of the uncertainty brought about by Brexit, I am still very confident about the future, and we are entering a market place that we know well. We are building a state of the art factory which is ideally situated to cover our customer base.
“William and I have decades of experience across the sector, and there is a highly skilled and well educated workforce in the area, so we’re very much looking forward to taking this venture forward.” Adds William Stobart: “I have dealt with Mark for almost 20 years in this business, and I know that his experience, contacts and business style make him an ideal person to take this venture forward with. I am very pleased to be involved with MAW Engineering, and I am confident that together we can build a business which we can be proud of, and which will also provide an economic boost to the area.”