About TRIDEC

The history of TRIDEC began in the Netherlands in 1990 and in 2001 was expanded to Portugal.

The parent company, TRIDEC Netherlands "Transport Industry Development Centre, B.V.", was founded with the aim of developing and manufacturing innovative directional systems and suspensions for the transport industry (freight trucks). Since 1993, the company has been actively present at the most important European transport fairs. With accelerated growth, it was decided that TRIDEC had to expand across the border, giving rise to the birth of TRIDEC - Directional Systems for Semi-Trailers, Lda.

In 2008 TRIDEC was acquired by JOST group, thus becoming part of a world leading group in the construction and distribution of truck components.

TRIDEC products fall into a niche market in the transport industry sector, are mainly developed for the special transport segment and stand out for the company's high capacity to adapt them to specific needs of each customer, often becoming unique products.

TRIDEC essentially manufactures two types of products: Directional Systems (mechanical and hydraulic) and special suspensions. Within the directional systems are offered mechanical systems with 1 axis - TD, and between 1 and 3 axes - TR.

About JOST – At a glance

JOST

is a producer of systems and components for commercial vehicles.

was founded in 1952.

is a market leader in many areas.

started as a family business.

is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt am Main.

is represented on every continent, with over 40 production and sales offices.

employs around 2,800 staff worldwide.

has been publicly listed on the stock exchange since 2017.

What characterizes JOST?

Quick decision-making processes

Team spirit and team work in a family atmosphere

A mix of national and international contacts

Regular employee surveys

Board of Directors at the headquarters in Germany

Callback mentality

Fairness and equal treatment

Open doors

Strong emphasis on occupational safety

Four strong product brands

JOST- The strong core brand

The core brand includes traditional products for truck and trailer manufacturers, such as fifth wheel couplings or landing gears. Based on these products, the company has developed systems that serve to automate, control and monitor activities that were previously done by hand. Sensor-controlled solutions make operation not only easier and safer, but also more efficient.
TRIDEC - The solution for individualists

Improved manoeuvrability, smaller turning circles, reduced tyre wear and lower fuel consumption – crucial factors in a world where efficiency and the environment are becoming ever more important in every aspect of our lives. Because no two trailer hitches are alike, TRIDEC offers modular and customised solutions. They can be found in all application areas, from single-axle city trailers to 250 t hydraulically-steered transport platforms.
ROCKINGER - For increased traction

Be it standard towing hitches or sensor and remote-controlled, slack-free comfort coupling – the long-established brand offers an extremely versatile, high-quality and reliable product range. No wonder that ROCKINGER is regularly named the “best brand” in the towing hitches sector by end customers. The robust products are available both for road use and for use in agriculture and forestry.
Edbro - Lifting expectations

Edbro is a leading supplier of vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems for commercial vehicles. Be it front, underfloor, dumping and extension cylinders for trailers or customer-specific hydraulic construction kits in low-maintenance and maintenance-free versions, special processing methods make the cylinders extremely light and highly robust. The result is increased payloads and reduced cycle times.

Die vier starken Produktmarken

JOST- The strong core brand

The core brand includes traditional products for truck and trailer manufacturers, such as fifth wheel couplings or landing gears. Based on these products, the company has developed systems that serve to automate, control and monitor activities that were previously done by hand. Sensor-controlled solutions make operation not only easier and safer, but also more efficient.
TRIDEC - The solution for individualists

Improved manoeuvrability, smaller turning circles, reduced tyre wear and lower fuel consumption – crucial factors in a world where efficiency and the environment are becoming ever more important in every aspect of our lives. Because no two trailer hitches are alike, TRIDEC offers modular and customised solutions. They can be found in all application areas, from single-axle city trailers to 250 t hydraulically-steered transport platforms.
ROCKINGER - For increased traction

Be it standard towing hitches or sensor and remote-controlled, slack-free comfort coupling – the long-established brand offers an extremely versatile, high-quality and reliable product range. No wonder that ROCKINGER is regularly named the “best brand” in the towing hitches sector by end customers. The robust products are available both for road use and for use in agriculture and forestry.
Edbro - Lifting expectations

Edbro is a leading supplier of vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems for commercial vehicles. Be it front, underfloor, dumping and extension cylinders for trailers or customer-specific hydraulic construction kits in low-maintenance and maintenance-free versions, special processing methods make the cylinders extremely light and highly robust. The result is increased payloads and reduced cycle times.

Die vier starken Produktmarken

JOST- The strong core brand

The core brand includes traditional products for truck and trailer manufacturers, such as fifth wheel couplings or landing gears. Based on these products, the company has developed systems that serve to automate, control and monitor activities that were previously done by hand. Sensor-controlled solutions make operation not only easier and safer, but also more efficient.
TRIDEC - The solution for individualists

Improved manoeuvrability, smaller turning circles, reduced tyre wear and lower fuel consumption – crucial factors in a world where efficiency and the environment are becoming ever more important in every aspect of our lives. Because no two trailer hitches are alike, TRIDEC offers modular and customised solutions. They can be found in all application areas, from single-axle city trailers to 250 t hydraulically-steered transport platforms.
ROCKINGER - For increased traction

Be it standard towing hitches or sensor and remote-controlled, slack-free comfort coupling – the long-established brand offers an extremely versatile, high-quality and reliable product range. No wonder that ROCKINGER is regularly named the “best brand” in the towing hitches sector by end customers. The robust products are available both for road use and for use in agriculture and forestry.
Edbro - Lifting expectations

Edbro is a leading supplier of vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems for commercial vehicles. Be it front, underfloor, dumping and extension cylinders for trailers or customer-specific hydraulic construction kits in low-maintenance and maintenance-free versions, special processing methods make the cylinders extremely light and highly robust. The result is increased payloads and reduced cycle times.

What does TRIDEC offer?

Friendly working environment

Corporate Events

Curative Medicine

Continuous education and training programmes

Lunch allowance

Holiday days up to

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Room for
personal growth

Health Insurance

Individual solutions tailored to personal circumstances

Which areas can you work in at TRIDEC?

At TRIDEC, team spirit and teamwork are a top priority. Every department contributes to the growth and development of TRIDEC, and the various functional areas work closely together. Cross-departmental projects help TRIDEC take a major step forward and extend the boundaries of everyday work. In this way, day-to-day work is never monotonous.

Production and Planning 

Our success is based on our safe, high quality and reliable products. In its production we lay the groundwork for this success: whether you are a machine operator, welder, or CNC machine operator - we offer you a wide range of job opportunities. Planning and production go hand in hand so that the final result is achieved according to the plan.

Process Engineering

Our engineering team, made up of product and process engineers, works to obtain innovative products that meet the needs of our customers. This team studies the production activities and prepares proposals for improvements in processes, equipment, devices and methods, as well as the correction of manufacturing times of product components.

Sales and Marketing

Our products need to be marketed and distributed. The sales department takes care of our global customers by phone or locally, while the marketing department helps to present the products in the best possible way and prepare the information requested by our customers. Since we produce to ship to our mother house in the Netherlands, in Portugal we have no Sales department, and these services are centralized in TRIDEC BV.

Purchase

To sell our products in the most economical way possible, we try to acquire the necessary raw materials, auxiliary materials and operating materials as cheaply as possible while maintaining a high quality. As a purchasing contributor, you will be an important part of the value chain and you must ensure that there is always enough material available.

Logistics

The satisfaction of our customers is crucial to our success. From the forklift driver to the employees in order processing and production control, our logistics team ensures that the desired product is available to our customers on schedule – often just-in-time.

Finance & Controlling

This increasingly complex world needs people who see the bigger picture. We count on committed personalities with an affinity for numbers and excellent analytical skills. The monitoring of our customer and creditor invoices is just as important as the number-based analysis and control of our parent company and its subsidiaries.

IT

Digitalisation is progressing noticeably and is impacting our daily work. Information and communication technology makes our day-to-day work easier and enables the securing and further development of production and business processes through ERP systems. But the processes are only as good as the clever minds behind them. We need IT specialists in a variety of fields at JOST.

Quality

All processes and procedures are monitored worldwide by Quality Management. This ensures that we do justice to our certifications and our customers’ expectations. Of course, product quality also plays an important role and employees in the Quality Assurance department pay particular attention to this. Our purchased parts and our own products are extensively tested and measures for the prevention of errors are derived.

Human Resources

The people we work with are very important to us. We know that the success of our business is down to our employees and that they are committed to helping the business grow. Our human resources department deals with a wide range of tasks from recruiting and supporting new employees to individualised career planning.

This could be your working day in TRIDEC, in Murtede

When you start TRIDEC, you will be assigned a working schedule, depending on the job or job you occupy. If your role is in Production, you will be assigned a shift working schedule. We leave you an example of the working day, in case you're assigned the morning shift.
 
Note: before you start you will receive information about the assigned time.

 

 

06h30

Your schedule starts at 07h00!

You've arrived at TRIDEC. If you're an early riser and like to be early, you have some time to grab a cup of coffee and hang out with your colleagues before you start your day at work.

06h30

09h00 - 09h10

Coffee break?

You have a 10-minute break to stretch your legs, have a cup of coffee and discuss yesterday's game with your colleagues!

11h00 - 11h30

Time for your lunch

In our leisure area, equipped with appliances to store and heat your meal, you can boost the energy you need for the rest of your work day!

11h00 - 11h30

13h00 - 13h10

Take a break

Your working day is almost over, you need extra energy to meet your day's goals with distinction. The vending machine in the leisure area has "that chocolate", perfect for your energy booster!

15h30

Time to finish!

10 minutes before the end of your work schedule, it's time to clean up your workstation and get it organized for the colleague who's going to surrender you. At this time you should pass on the necessary information to your colleague. There's more tomorrow!

15h30

15h40 - ...

Time for you!

Your working day is over, you can use the facilities available to bathe and get out of work already ready for the rest of your day. We expect your commitment the next day for another big day's work!

Contact

QUESTIONS?

We are happy to answer:
Phone: +351 231 209 420
rhumanos@tridec.pt