About Us

Functional Advantages

  • Lightweight - therefore higher payload
  • Cannot leak heat or moisture - has no joints, bolts or rivets to leak, or metal to conduct heat
  • No metal in body to fracture, twist or fail
  • Clean, smooth and flat interior - no interior beams to intrude
  • Composite structure is a ‘single membrane’. Conventional alum/insulation/liner have differing expansion coefficients and allow sweating, leaking and pest infestation
  • Extremely robust - one piece shell construction gives exceptional strength properties
  • Easy to repair composite construction
  • Lowest cost of ownership proven in the long-term
  • Longevity: in daily use for over 25 years

 Engineered Advantages

  • Torsional rigidity‘a tube doesn't twist’
  • Structural strength:
    • curved corner transfers stresses to walls and roof better than  any square corner, and is virtually indestructible.
    • roof strong enough to carry 23 tons of meat off roof rail
  • Cannot leak as there are no joins
  • Cannot rust as there is no frame
  • Thermal performance of refrigerated bodies: no metal framing to conduct heat; resin-entrapped polyurethane is the highest performing insulator. Our method is proven to reduce refrigeration loading compared to competitive products, in rail containers in Australian Nullabor desert (interior temp -25°C, ambient +45°C)
  • No conventional beam chassis means low maintenance, lower vehicle weight and wider spaced landing legs (for stability)
  • Latest axles, brakes and suspension as required by customer, coupled with unique design to evenly spread loads across multiple axles

 Quality Assurance

  • Fairfax Industries operates an internal Quality Assurance system applicable to each product manufactured
  • Fairfax Industries manufactures all products to detailed engineering drawings
  • All engineering undertaken is designed to the best industry standards and built with strict adherence to appropriate certification standards set by NZ regulatory bodies
  • Certification is completed by in-house personnel with approval being sourced for critical engineering from external specialists when necessary
  • Each product is quality controlled throughout construction with all engineering drawings, appropriate certifications and QA build/inspection sheets retained on individual build files
  • Each product has a unique serial number which can be used to trace the product build file to provide all relevant information for products that have been built from the inception of the company