Creating Shawbodies since 1992
Shawtrack Services Ltd started out as a specialist transport company, but has grown over the last 26 years and now provides bespoke truck plant bodies, fitted cranes, and so much more. Shawtrack Services Ltd is now one of the top names in the truck plant body building industry, providing a bespoke, British engineered product to each customer. Shawtrack is a UK based company, set in the Midlands. Ideally located to serve the national plant equipment and powered access industries, Shawtrack Services draws on years of experience to provide the perfect solution for the customer’s vehicle needs.
Read about our story below, or take a look at our product pages to find a starting point for your Shawtrack invention!
Where it all began
Shawtrack Services was founded in 1992 by Jamie Shaw-Browne and started out as a specialist transport company; using his lorry for hire and sub-contracting to local haulage contractors, Jamie moved access platforms and plant hire equipment, along with carrying out plant servicing and repairs.
In 1998, the company moved to its permanent home in Clipstone, hired more staff and was incorporated to Shawtrack Services Limited. By 2000, Shawtrack was operating a fleet of 20 vehicles earning Jamie a reputation for reliable service. The trucks ranged from 7.5 tonne beavertails through to 44 tonne low-loaders, all of which had been designed and built in-house. Over the next few years, the company tried its hand at various projects driven by the needs of the customers. These varied from driver hire to agricultural contracting, from sand blasting services to vintage vehicle restoration.
2002 saw Jamie face a difficult decision; either to remain the largest specialist plant and machinery haulier in Nottinghamshire, or to explore the opportunity to become one of the leading specialist builders of beavertail truck bodies in the UK. A combination of cheap local haulier competition and his passion for building and designing, the decision was made for him. The ex-haulage vehicles were used to establish a self-drive hire fleet providing services to existing customers, soon to be known as Shawhire. Shawhire, provided nationwide specialist commercial vehicle solutions from spot hire to contract hire on vans, 4wd’s, 7.5t – 32t rigid chassis’, tractor units and beavertail trailers.
2007-2009 saw the development of several innovative designs: including, a low-loader trailer designed specifically for the powered access industry; a cheesewedge beavertail body developed in conjunction with Murphy, which provided a flat body giving increased versatility and improved fuel economy; a specialist caravan transporter; and a twin deck car transporter.
Investment and Change
After more than 10 strong years on the road, the opportunity to focus more on body building arose once more with Leeds Commercial Ltd purchasing the assets and goodwill of Shawhire. The capital raised from the sale was circulated back into Shawtrack, with areas including the factory, R&D, and machinery seeing the most improvements. In 2014 the company saw a big change with a brand new management team; Phil Shaw-Browne took on the role of Managing Director and Jamie Baddeley became Head of Sales, and a host of new team members were recruited to provide new ideas and innovation.
What we do
We deliver bespoke, quality plant transportation vehicles, transporting plant equipment, military and agricultural machinery, along with low level equipment such as powered access equipment, road planers and sweepers to the construction industries. Working closely on the design, we are able to offer you a range of solutions to meet your bespoke specifications. From state-of-the-art lightweight beavertail bodies, servicing, refurbishing and finishing, we will provide you with cost effective answers, a full back-up service and a real desire to help you achieve your transportation needs.
If you are interested in discussing your next beavertail body with one of our team, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, call Sales on +44 (0)1623 633540.
Why choose us?
As a leading commercial body builder, with over 50 years experience in the management team alone, we make it as easy as possible for our customers to design the quality, bespoke body that will meet their transportation needs. Ranging from 3.5 to 32 tonne low-loader trailers, lorry loader cranes, car transporters and specialist waste/oil collection vehicles, you can trust our expertise in the design and manufacture of your body.
Each of our bodies are individually designed, engineered and built to your specifications. We are a pioneer in offering health and safety features, including radio remote controls, edge protection systems, and an award winning night time warning light system. Each body comes with an industry leading warranty guarantee, with in-house repair and refurbishment facilities available. We pride ourselves on a timely delivery of all plant bodies, providing accurate build times and regular updates to give you piece of mind throughout the process.