Edition 9 - November 2012



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TriMark China to Host Attendees at bauma China 2012 November 27 30 at Booth #N5.755

bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, takes place in Shanghai.

With a total of 1,892 exhibitors from 37 countries, 155,615 visitors from 171 countries and 230,000 square meters of exhibition space in 2010, bauma China is Asia's largest and most important Construction Equipment event

Once again, key international players will be presenting their machines and products at bauma China. Attendees are decision-makers looking specifically for new solutions: CEOs, managers, investors and buyers from around the worldand of course from Asia's major growth markets in particular.

In China itself demand for construction machinery in the coming years is set to continue growing strongly. A forecast by the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA), for example, predicts that in 2015, 100,000 cranes will be sold in the People's Republic. That would be an increase of over 130 percent on the 43,400 units sold in 2010. High growth rates are also predicted for concrete mixing vehicles (+98%) and concrete pump vehicles (+88%). And, in contrast to the 3,019 asphalt pavers that were sold in 2010, in 2015 sales will reach around 5,000 (+66%).

Further information: www.bauma-china.com



Bauma China

November 27-30, 2012

2012 RVIA
50th Annual National RV Trade Show

November 27 29, 2012

UMA Motorcoach Expo

January 20-24, 2013
Orlando, FL

Bauma India

February 8 - 10, 2013
Mumbai, India

NTEA Work Truck Show

March 6-8, 2013
Indianapolis, IN

Bauma Munich

April 15 - 21, 2013



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A Message from Keith Dolbear


In the last Newsletter, I was looking forward to the launch of TriMark Europe Ltd (TME) into the armoured vehicle market when we were heading out for Paris to exhibit at Eurosatory 2012. This was truly an international exhibition on land security and defence and we received leads from visitors from 36 different countries. We have already booked our space for DSEI which is held in London on 10 to 13 September 2013 and I am already looking forward to that! In fact we, at TME, are going to be busy with trade shows next year so please check the list in the left column for a partial listing. I hope to meet with some of you at one or more of these events.

Looking at the markets, the bounce back from the lows in 2009 came faster and stronger than most commentators predicted. However, it looks like we are now seeing the first blip in this trend, particularly in the construction equipment market. We have seen a number of our customers dropping build rates significantly since the summertime. In late October, I attended the CECE Conference. CECE is the body representing all the national construction equipment trade associations in Europe), and in this speech, Mervyn King was saying it would not be until 2015 that the UK economy would get back to the 2008 levels. This is bad enough, but of course there are many economies even worse than this. These are tough times we are living through.

One of the promises all Governments seem to make, is to cut down on "red tape" requirements for business. I think the reality is the opposite, and as I write this we are in the middle of our ISO9001 and ISO14001 audit. Legal compliance for ISO14001 gets ever more complicated and European vehicle regulations continue to spread and the requirements for the OEM's continue to be more demanding and complex. TriMark is well placed to assist our customers with technical support regarding Door Systems, so please feel free to talk to us on these matters.

In addition, we welcome feedback and suggestions for what you would like to see in the newsletter so please feel free to drop me an email keithdolbear@trimarkeu.com or give me a call on +44 (0)1530 512460.

Keith Dolbear
Managing Director


TriMark is a Leader in Providing Electronic Solutions for On and Off-Road Applications


We all know how the application of electronics technology is changing the way we live and work. TriMark is one of the leaders and innovators in using electronics as a way to provide convenience and security to many of their access solutions.

One of TriMark's strategic strengths is the ability to provide complete door systems; our keyless access control system adds a further dimension of functionality, convenience and security to our systems. This selection of compatible components allows for complete keyless entry for on or off-highway vehicle applications. Our product platforms range from latches, handles and linkages for mechanical products and RF transmitter FOBs, keypads, I/O modules, power lock actuators and a wide variety of accessories for electronic products.

Click here to see more information for all of these products.

If security, convenience and value are major attributes your customers demand, TriMark is the answer. Full functionality and state-of-the-art design and manufacturing means you can depend on TriMark electronics to be working many years down the road.

Our ambition is to make access and use of the vehicle easier and safer thanks to our products. Considering the needs of both the OEM's and the end users, TriMark develops mechanical and electrical system solutions that are useful, beneficial and add value to our customers' products. TriMark systems are now able to communicate with common multiplexing protocols of on and off-road vehicles as well as providing integration with vehicle security systems. This approach promotes OEM systems integration and ultimately creates increased productivity and an enhanced end-user experience.

Additional TriMark electronic products include:

  • e-FOB Transmitter


  • Keypads


  • Power Lock Actuators

Mechatronic Systems
Upgraded complete mechatronic door systems can include other user interfaces, such as keypads or RFID and additional security system peripherals. Kits are available and can include handles, latches and electronic accessories including custom wiring harnesses, relays, switches, door contacts, actuators, mounting hardware, sirens and lighting to provide a comprehensive electro-mechanical access solution.

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TriMark Europe Expansion in Armoured Vehicle Market Launches with a Big Success at Eurosatory 2012


From June 11 -15, 2012 the global Armoured Vehicle industry was in Paris for Eurosatory 2012. For one week, the entire "supply chain" could be found at the show. If you don't believe us, take a look at these impressive numbers:

1,432 Exhibitor from 53 countries

163,000 square meters of exhibit space

53,470 visitors from 129 countries

684 journalists from all 5 continents

152 official delegations from 84 countries

More than a mere exhibition, Eurosatory is a platform for international exchange dedicated to all specialists of land and air Defense and Security. In 2012, 70% of exhibitors and 48% of visitors were foreigners.

TriMark Launches New Product at Eurosatory
TriMark's new 100-5120 TriGuard Heavy-Duty Slimline Hardware Module V2 was a major focal point of TriMark's participation in Eurosatory. TriMark's new product provides automotive-like functionality and style in a low profile one-piece module that simplifies vehicle mounting. Featuring TriMark's 050-1600 TriGuard Slimline Heavy Duty Latch, this robust product allows for power-locking and is compliant to FMVSS 206. It can be used on retrofit, up-armour applications or new surface mount vehicle construction. The flexible, heavy duty design and manufacturing allows for custom configurations to suit application needs.

"This new product is a good fit for us as the armoured vehicle products need to be very high performance, extremely reliable and tough enough to safely withstand the IED's (improvised explosive devices) that we have all heard about from the conflicts in the Middle East," states Keith Dolbear, TriMark Europe Director.

In addition to the Module V2 rollout, TriMark also showcased the most recent updates to its very well respected COMMANDoor Plus with a fully functional model that was on display.

COMMANDoor Plus is a complete power assist module that can simply and safely open and close the heaviest of armoured vehicle doors with one intuitive motion and can be custom engineered to fit virtually any vehicle. The door fully integrates mechanical blast locks and a primary FMVSS 206 latch with a power-assist actuation and control system to open and close the door for those vehicles with very heavy doors. The inside control COMMAND Handle's unique 2-axis electromechanical design allows for simple and intuitive hand motions by the soldier to activate the open and close action of the door.

Part of the TriGuard Heavy-Duty Hardware Family

TriGuard's line of heavy duty latches, linkages, handles and door modules are specifically developed for heavy duty armoured vehicle applications.

Drawing on 40 years of knowledge and expertise from working in heavy duty door latch and hardware systems, TriMark offers several door modules specifically developed for heavy duty armoured vehicle applications. Already proven in several blast tests the heavy duty latch/striker survives in punishing environment and provides rotor/cam assist to heavy doors/armour, hinges, compensating for door sag.

TriMark can rapidly respond to needs with hardware knowledge and expertise ultimately providing turnkey solutions. TriMark also utilizes rapid production laser and form cells to provide maximum flexibility to meet customer tight lead times for prototypes and production orders without expensive tooling and long lead times.

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TriMark's e-ASK Keyless Entry System a First for the Horsebox Industry


The UK's Horse of the Year Show is one of the equine calendar's top annual events. As well as driving and jumping competitions and shows for everything from Shetlands to Shires, there is a strong trade presence for all aspects of horse welfare, training, general equipment and transport. This is where TriMark has made a breakthrough in the field of luxury horse boxes. TriMark Europe is already well established as a supplier to the horse trailer and horse box markets with West Alloy and TriMark products fitted to equipment manufactured across Europe. The 2012 Horse of the Year Show, however, saw the first use of TriMark's e-ASK products in this field on a vehicle built by Sovereign Horsebox of Wolverhampton.

Sovereign had already decided that they wanted to demonstrate a state of the art vehicle and had been introduced by TME's main UK Distributor to TriMark's e-ASK range of keyless entry products. Mitch Jackson, Managing Director of Sovereign, immediately saw the benefits of remote locking for both ease and security and was keen to incorporate it into this custom built vehicle. Mitch took his inspiration for the control system from the luxury boat market and this palace on wheels has everything that you could possibly need. All heating and cooling and internal and external lighting are controlled from an iPad. The same goes for the human passengers, who have fully equipped living accommodation as good as most hotels. The hi-fi system and pop-out external television/playback systems are also controlled from the iPad, as is the on-board generator, in case the solar power system and batteries cannot cope. Needless to say the personnel doors and tack lockers are also remotely controlled and linked into the vehicle's comprehensive alarm system. Click here to be taken to the eASK section of TriMark's website.

Albert Jagger and TME personnel visited Sovereign on several occasions to help with the configuration and specific technical help from TriMark corporate in the U.S. was appreciated on the more complex technical questions. The vehicle was completed just in time for this year's show, which was a good job, as Mitch was able to sell it even before the event began. Unfortunately we are not allowed to mention the high-profile family which bought the vehicle, but they and their horses will enjoy one of the best vehicles the market can provide. As for the price, Mitch was fairly coy, but a figure of 500,000 would not be wide off the mark.

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