Aerotrans Australia acquires NoseCone business

Victorian-based company Aerotrans Australia has acquired the business and assets of NoseCone Aerodynamics. Going forward, the NoseCone range will be sold alongside Aerotrans' Fuelscoop brand as a part of a new range of commercial vehicle equipment, marketed as Aeroz Products.

Aeroz' Managing Director Nigel Fletcher said: “Even though Fuelscoop sales are continuing to grow and we do have body mounted products in our range, we cannot win the battle over brand when it comes to body and trailer mounted cones. Nosecone has continued to be first choice due to the consistently excellent job done by Chris Ryman and his farther Cy, over many decades.”

Aeroz said that even though their Fuelscoop products had been often “proven to offer savings well in excess of Nosecone”, some vehicles would not travel adequate distances to justify the extra cost. Some purchasers of new bodies were not aware of the available options and accepted the Nosecone item as it was the best known for that purpose.

According to the maker, in certain relevant applications, a Fuelscoop has been fitted in front of a Nosecone, providing up to a further ten per cent fuel savings. This combination can now be offered by Aeroz Products. “Malec Bros reduced their fuel consumption by a further 12 per cent when they retrofitted a 1000mm high Fuelscoop onto the cab roof of their F-Series Isuzu in combination with the NoseCone already fitted to the body,” Nigel said.

Nigel Fletcher said that the acquisition was a “natural” in relation to finished product quality as Nosecone is manufactured to an OEM standard which fits well with Aerotrans which itself is an OEM supplier to manufacturers of transport equipment.

“There is a growing awareness of the benefits of installing truck aerodynamic devices. The combination of Fuelscoop and NoseCone now enables the market to purchase the best product, or combination of products, from one source,” Nigel said.

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