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Invis-a-rack set to take advantage of CV sales rise

Auto Styling Truckman is planning for a surge in orders for its Invis-A-Rack cargo management system for pick-up trucks, meeting the increased level of vehicle investments being made across industry sectors.

Auto Styling Truckman has secured an exclusive European distribution agreement for the collapsible pick-up truck racking system and is working with its US manufacturer, DeeZee, to ensure ample stock is available to meet the expected demand.

Since striking the agreement, initial demand for the Invis-A-Rack has been positive, with enquiries from sectors such as construction, plumbing & heating, landscaping and electrical increasing as these industries invest in new vehicles.

According to recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Retailers (SMMT), sales of commercial vehicles, which include pick-up trucks, rose by 25.5% in June 2014 putting total sales for the first six months of the year up by 16.4% compared to the same period in 2013.

The Invis-A-Rack Cargo Management System is a practical carrying solution, which is ideal for tradespeople and contractors, including plumbers, builders and joiners. The retractable cab-level racking system enables user to carry ladders, timber or pipework on a pick-up truck.

Manufactured from lightweight aluminium, coated with a black textured finish, Invis-A-Rack provides a sturdy frame when erected and looks extremely neat when folded back into its cassette. The rack can hold 220 kg static load.

The rack comes fully assembled and uses a non-drill clamping system to mount to the vehicle. Fitting is a very is a simple and straight forward operation. Once fitted the Invis-A-Rack can stay on the vehicle for life and it will not impede on the trucks carrying capacity.

Mike Wheeler, managing director of Auto Styling Truckman, said: “The Invis-A-Rack is a major innovation for commercial pick-up truck users and we are expecting a surge in enquiries based on the growth of vehicle sales and the initial level of interest in the racking system.

“Its ability to go from invisible to invaluable in seconds makes the Invis-A-Rack ideal for tradespeople like plumbers, builders and landscapers who require the flexibility a pick-up truck bed offers while providing a sturdy and reliable storage option for long items.”


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