Strategic Partners

The whole is enhanced by the sum of its parts.

Steelbro is proud to be associated with internationally recognised manufacturers, ensuring commitment to quality, availability and support.


With over 125 years technical experience and continuous research, KUBOTA is a veteran in its field with a proud history.

The V2403-M, four cylinder 2.4 litre engine is emission compliant with all the latest pollution regulations (U.S EPA Interim Tier 4 and EU Stage IIIA). Proven reliability and performance in the stop/start application helps makes the V2403-M the flagship of 03 series and the choice of many original equipment manufacturers around the world. It is not surprising therefore that STEELBRO chose to fit machines with Kubota engines and have a successful two decade partnership with the environmentally conscious organisation.

The STEELBRO sidelifter application calls for reliable starting performance, and fast load pick up, to deploy the sidelifter stabilisers for rapid loading and unloading of the container.

Kubota, like STEELBRO, has a global commitment to stable supply and excellent after sales support through its “World Wide Service” network.



DANFOSS supplies comprehensive mobile hydraulic solutions as either components or integrated systems. The Danfoss advanced PVG proportional control valves are ideal for our machines and meet our requirements precisely. The sophisticated features of the PVG32 ensure that every movement made by our machines is fully independent of other simultaneous movements. The PVG 32 valve gives the operator full proportional control of the machine and allows the operator to move their load quickly when required or very slowly to position the load precisely.



German based HBC-radiomatic are Steelbro’s supplier of radio remote controls for the global sidelifter range. The long standing relationship sees HBC supplying a customized solution that exactly matches the Steelbro requirements. HBC products are well known for their quality and reliability worldwide. For more than 65 years HBC-radiomatic have developed and manufactured high-quality radio control systems.


Global Trailer Solutions

Global Trailer Solutions (GTS) is built on a power house of industry expertise spanning multiple generations and a proven track record of manufacturing transport equipment. GTS trailers have won international awards for quality and excellence, and have been exported to a number of countries in the South East Asian region.



Steelbro has partnered with RUD Lifting Systems for lifting components across the Steelbro sidelifter range. The Rud lifting and lashing systems offer superior wear and resistance and provide multi – directional load and lift options which maximise safety without compromising strength.

Steelbro have standardised on the Rud 16mm ICE chains for all sidelifter models. The ICE range offers higher lifting capacity from a much smaller and lighter chain in comparison to existing chains.



Steelbro have been working with German based STW since the introduction of SMARTlift over 11 years ago. STW supply ECU components for this product. With over 30 years of practical experience in the field of mobile machinery and industrial vehicles STW is the perfect match with the provision of robust, reliable and safe products.

STW has been a reliable partner during the entire innovation and implementation process providing a flexible product that has evolved during the ongoing development of the SMARTlift product.



Hengli supply quality hydraulic cylinders and components for Steelbro sidelifters. Hengli is a world-leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders and serves many Top 500 companies. They have the top-notched production scale and technique in the world. Their products have been sold to over 20 countries and regions, covering the fields of construction vehicles, vessels, energy exploitation, tunnelling and industrial manufacturing. Devoted to providing more safe, efficient solutions, Hengli have gained the trust of our customer by innovation.