CVC was known for their light weight trailers and had proven their reliability over the years. Lindsay could see that some design improvements could reduce the trailer tare weights even further without compromising the strength or reliability of the trailers. In 2005 Lindsay bought the engineering division in Invercargill off Commercial Vehicle Centre Ltd. MTT continued to operate from the same site as CVC in Invercargill up until 2014.
In 2014 Modern Transport Trailers moved into a larger 1000 square metre building situated at 48 Basstian St in Waikiwi Invercargill. In 2016 MTT also started operating from 47 Basstian St as more room was required. Its now been 12 years since MTT started its operations and continues to have the on going support from its original clients and continues to increase its client base.
The mission statement of Modern Transport Trailers according to general manager Lindsay Coutts is to not get to big to care and to treat all clients no matter how big equally. To continue to produce quality product built to exactly what the client wants.
We take great pride in producing some of the lightest truck decks and trailers in NZ.