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All About Top Fleet

These aren't just Racks, They're Top Fleet Racks...

The people behind the ultimate glass racks....


Top Fleet TeamHome of the Ultimate Glass Racks...

In 1988, Top Fleet began its journey with the idea of improving the image of Double Glazing and Window Fitting Companies, in those days window fitters arrived with expensive windows and glass on wooden racks on the side of a van. Not the image customers expected!

What will the neighbours think?

The company started in a small workshop in the heart of Wolverhampton, producing steel frails and roof racks, these steel racks were strong, they looked good and were especially made for the job. The feedback we got from customers was excellent; the image of the "Window Trade" had certainly improved.

We still occasionally see an early frail on a van today. As the early frails were quite heavy we decided to trial using aluminium.

This led to building the glass frails in aluminium.

We couldn't just use off the shelf material, as it wasn't strong enough without creating extra bulk. We drew on our experience and feedback from our customers to design a set of aluminium extrusion unique to, Top Fleet that is strong, lightweight, functional and aerodynamic. Top Fleet at the turn of the century had the basic design we use today. You can't go wrong with a Company that has looked after the needs of Glass Glazing and Window Companies, with tried and tested racking systems, which have been manufacturing for nearly 30 years.

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Top Fleet works in partnership with vehicle dealerships to kit out brand new vehicle before being delivered to you including: internal storage, racking, external roof racking, ply lining andsign writing.

In early 2000 Top Fleet was the first glass frail manufacturer to offer a mobile fitting service. Many customers are thrilled to have one of our teams travel to them to carry out their glass frail fitting. Top Fleet frails are built by professionals for professionals. Our mobile or onsite service remains very popular today.

For Top Fleet customers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, we have local installation centres. Please contact us for details.

In 2005 Top Fleet had independent safety testing, carried out by "Ceram" to make sure we had the balance of weight and strength spot on. Our frails flew through the test proving they could, carry over two tons per metre before they failed.

This suggested that on an average 35 hundred weight Van, Glass Frail would carry six tons of glass and windows. Which is quite impressive! The whole payload of the van is only one and a half ton. Well at least we knew we were offering a safe quality rack that could carry more than the van can legally carry. As common sense prevails the safe load on the exterior of a vehicle should be no more than 10% of the G.V.W.

Top Fleet racks are stamped with a SWL to help you stay the right side of the law and VOSA, thereby ensuring the safety of your staff and other road users.

Remember Top Fleet racks are tested to be strong they are also very light probably 1/3 lighter than our competitor's.

Top Fleet glass rack on a LWB Transit only weighs about 70 kg's. That's impressive!

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"THE FIRE" We had a major problem on 11th February 2007 when a fire destroyed the entire works. Not to be beaten, we found new premises, restocked and commenced production within 14 days. This was no mean feat but it was well worth it. Putting the customer first is very important to Top Fleet, so to avoid customer disappointment we virtually worked day and night to get production back on track.

At Top Fleet we understand that your van is one of your most important work tools, so to make sure you're never without a van we fit out glazing vans for hire companies so that you need not be without a van for long, if you have an accident or just need another van in the short term. Please contact us for details.

Over the years the Top Fleet Company, our products and our services have come along in leaps and bounds. Top Fleet glass racks are brimming with safety features such as the rack step protector system, front and rear of the step to give protection to other road users. S.W.L. signage and test certificates. Top Fleet service boasts same day quotations, short lead times, two hour fast fit service, on site installation and a three year warranty.

Top Fleet has grown from strength to strength! It didn't happen by accident, it took a lot of hard work, ideas and team effort to get where we are now. The company continues to respond to the needs of customers and the future looks bright.

We at Top Fleet would like to thank our customers for their support over the years; it is our customers that have made us a success.

A Big, Thank You

The Team

 

Michael Ryan
Founder & Chief Executive

 

Andrew Gallear
Works Manager

 

Nicholas Ratcliffe
Sales Manager

Rackman
Testing & Quality

Rackgal
Marketing & PR


What do Our Customers Really Think?

  • Renault Glass Rack "Perfect Service at a reasonable cost and no hidden charges,
    Good Honest Old Fashioned Great Service..."

    ... Shaun, Southern Self Drive
     
  • Ford Transit Glass Frail "A very fast and efficient service. Nick was very professional and kept me informed..."
    ... Paul, Southern Trade Windows
     
  • Mercedes Sprinter Glass Frail "Everything I asked for when enquiring timing, price, fitting time was perfect could not ask for more..."
    ... Wayne, Direct Trade Yorkshire Ltd.
     
  • VW Crafter Glass Frail "1st class service, will use us every time, fantastic, cannot fault anything..."
    ... Darren, Days Contract Hire...