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Our history

Variant Trailers Australia

For over half a century people have put their trust in quality built trailers by Variant. Originally known as the family owned United Trailer Factories founded in 1975 by brothers Niels and Jens Buhl. The company, like its products, has grown in strength to become one of the biggest quality trailer manufacturers in Europe covering Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and now Australia! As a Danish concept, Variant sets design standards in Australian trailer engineering quality, new sizing – return on investment. The resulting longevity of quality components will continue delivering service for years to come. Flat top trailers & bases from 1.5m to 6.2m long, Plywood or steel floor widths from 1.4m to 2.5m wide. Low tare & strength – hot-dip galvanised chassis. Federally approved mechanical over-ride brakes. No requirement for electric brake controller to be fitted to the vehicle. Chosen option for companies with multiple vehicles, fleet and hire.

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Our Values

To act with integrity & transparency. Treat all with respect and strive to gain respect from all the people we supply products or services to. Provide our domestic and commercial customers as well as industry stakeholders with a valued and pleasant business experience.

To provide superior products, service and knowledge. Only stock the highest quality trailers and equipment that are durable, long lasting and strong. Maintain high level of up to date product knowledge so we can best service our customers.

To recognise the contribution of our employees by providing a happy and safe work environment for staff through input, teamwork and commitment towards individual growth, personal and professional development.

The story behind Variant

In the first years, the trailer product range was concentrated exclusively on smaller leisure trailers for private use. Today, this has developed to include a large and wide selection of professional commercial trailers. The basis for what we know today as the trailer brand Variant started with a bright business idea. It was founder Niels Buhl who on 1 June 1975 created the brand Variant for the production of small trailers in a small workshop behind the private home. At the beginning of 1977, the brother Jens Buhl is employed, and the following year also co-owner of De Forenede Trailerfabrikker (The United Trailer Factory). The factories have always been a big economical employer and presence to the communities within Vejle, Denmark.

The story continues

The brothers Niels and Jens Buhl run the company until 1 January 2006. The company is continued today by the second generation in the form of Andreas Buhl, supported by skilled employees with many years of experience. In 2014, De Forenede Trailerfabrikker changed its name, to its present day name- Variant. In 2018 Variant built its second factory focusing on the larger 3.5t trailer systems. In the same year it introduced the first of its innovative trailers onto the Australian market under the MVSA – ADR approved system. In 2022 a third factory was built onsite after continued growth in the trailer range.

Variant today

Production at the factory in Vejle today consists of assembly work, as well as internal raw material processing in the form of its own welding shop and iron hall. However, specialist sub-suppliers are increasingly used for the individual components.

The combination of this means that both internal and external know-how can be drawn on during product development and production improvement. Today, Variant has more than 200 great trailer dealers in e.g. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Austria & Australia. Variant is Denmark’s largest trailer manufacturer. The products now available include professional, commercial, machine, plant, tippers, boat/kayak cargo and refrigerated trailers. The Variant trailer range has some unique sizing from 1.5m to 6.2m long bed/floor. From 1.4m to 2.5m widths, available in high density laminated phenolic weatherproof plywood, straight steel sheet or aluminium checker plate. All Variant trailers are low nose weight, low tare weight and high strength and payloads. The use of overrun braking, safety break-away system makes them the perfect solution for underground users, fleet and hire companies.

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Want to become a Variant dealer?

Be a part of growing a nationwide network of dealers with Variant.
Variant, launched in Australia in March 2018, bringing greater safety, quality and choice to the market. We have an opportunity to expand with more dealers around the Australian states. As a Variant dealer you will receive a dealership package, along with a huge range of benefits and assistance from Variant Australia to commence your journey as a dealership. Contact us today to discuss.