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  • April 11, 2018

Green 2018

Track Trailer makes a serious investment in our future

Green 2018

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Track Trailer as a corporate citizen has chosen to be more environmentally aware whilst still maintaining our economical approach to building and distributing RVs.

No stone has been left unturned as all areas of the Track Trailer business have now adopted more environmentally friendly practices.

Let’s start at the bottom, Track Trailer has exclusively changed all toilet paper to Who Gives A Crap, an Australian company who produce all of their products with environmentally friendly materials and donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation for those in need.

Recycling bins for staff waste, coffee pods and printer ink are all established. We use biodegradable bin bags. All of our other consumable products (paper towel) are FSC® branded to help protect the health of forests for all, forever. These products support principles and actions that protect our air, water, and overall quality of life.

Our vans are predominantly steel and aluminium with off cuts readily recycled and we have a recycling collection service embedded in our operations. We do not use rainforest timber at all which differs from norms of the caravan industry where the Meranti frame is still the dominant structure for caravan walls.

The only timber we use is plywood from local renewable pine plantations which is an inherently efficient timber resource. We only use the ply in areas where its natural properties add the greatest value such as bed bases and the trafficable sections of the Topaz floor. Computer nesting of the ply components minimises waste.

Our parts are delivered with both plastic wrap and polystyrene foam blocks to protect the surfaces from scratching. As each pallet is unwrapped and parts are consumed the plastic wrap is collected for recycling and the polystyrene blocks along with the empty pallets are collected by our suppliers, only to return again with the next shipment of parts.

Track flicked the switch and updated all lighting across the facility to LEDs, saving energy.

To the top; the main factory at Track has a vast roof space which is used to capture and harness both the sun and rain. Our roof is covered in solar panels capturing almost a megawatt which completely (over a full year) equals our energy use and even tips some back into the grid.

We also collect the water from our roof and store it in five 24,500L tanks to be reused as a part of a quality control deluge testing on every single RV we build.

You could say, like our products, we are approaching manufacturing from an environmental stand point.

In our customers’ hands:

In their classes Track Trailer products will be found to be both light and aerodynamic (a recent entrant in the Camper Trailer of the Year Awards with copycat styling to the Tvan weighs 300kg or 35% more than the Tvan).

Track’s durability along with its light weight, is the result of sophisticated engineering and decades of experience including military product development. The weight saving delivers not only reduced fuel consumption for every km of your journey but also makes your journey easier on man and machine, reducing wear and tear on your 4×4 and driver fatigue.

In short, light weight with durability is the gift that keeps giving – lessening fuel costs, extending range and minimising our environmental foot print.

We want to be here tomorrow, so we are working hard today to do our part. It takes an extraordinary amount of energy to build our products from raw materials to completion which is why we build them tough to ensure longevity.