How can Vanclaes maintain competitive pricing with a better product?
Vanclaes more expensive? Not at all!

How can Vanclaes maintain competitive pricing with a better product?

This can be explained by a mix of changes in the market, as well as the changes that many companies have implemented over the past decades. More and more companies have started outsourcing instead of doing things themselves, but at Vanclaes, our philosophy has always been to do things ourselves since inception. So, whether it is marketing, sales, or production, Vanclaes does everything with a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about what they do. Various significant investments, such as two modern but above all energy-efficient fiber laser cutting machines, for example, mean we are saving a lot of electricity in the production process.

Additionally, since 2020, Vanclaes has completely redesigned its factory according to the TOC-LEAN method, which allows us to save on unnecessary intermediate stocks, by organizing ourselves more strictly, more logically and, above all, more efficiently as a production team. In simple terms, we are achieving more with fewer resources, and you as the customer benefit from this because you are not having to pay for any wasted productivity.

Market trends and influences also play a major role in productivity and cost-efficiency. For example, so-called polluting industries have become exponentially more expensive compared to cleaner and more sustainable industries. By using stainless steel instead of galvanized steel, Vanclaes has the advantage that a lot of transportation movements and the physical galvanizing process itself is simply not necessary. Galvanizing is a process that consumes a lot of energy because the zinc bath in which parts are immersed must be kept at approximately 400 degrees day and night, 7 days a week. This consumes an extreme amount of gas and expensive man-hours to maintain and, in addition, raw materials required for galvanising have increased in price unprecedentedly.

In short, Vanclaes is still able to produce the same, solid quality and deliver extraordinarily complete functionality and therefore is certainly not cheap; however, in comparison, most other boat trailer brands have become that much more expensive, due to market developments and associated price increases!

Why choose Vanclaes Base trailers?

At Vanclaes, our philosophy has never been to deliver the cheapest and most basic trailers; however, we have noticed in recent times, a growing demand for quality and reliability, but not always for a trailer that is fully specified with multiple rollers. After all, if a trailer is used only once or twice a year, or if only a relatively light-weight trailer is preferred, Vanclaes was not always best placed to offer a solution, mainly due to our extensive loading and roller systems.

This is why Vanclaes has introduced the Base trailer. See it as an ideal entry-level trailer, or simply as the basis from which you can add more rollers and more options to later. Whichever way you look at it, a Vanclaes Base trailer is still one of the best made trailer chassis on the market today. With the best axles, best wheel bearings, and braking system, and always equipped with waterproof LED lighting, - the same as all of our other models, and constructed with utmost solidity. The friendly and extremely accessible pricing of the new Vanclaes Base range makes these trailers unique in the market. Accessible to every wallet, without compromising on quality, safety, or reliability.