Who We Are

Hyundai Translead is the leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, flatbeds, chassis and dollies for the North American transportation industry.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, we invest heavily in R&D and engineering to surpass industry standards with our state-of-the-art facilities. Our goal is to validate our customer’s decision to invest in our products with continuous improvement and the development of innovative trailer solutions.

We take equal pride and commitment to improving the customer care experience. Whenever and wherever you have equipment and service needs, our goal is to be there when you need us and quickly assess and come up with solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Hyundai Translead History

Our Milestones

  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company is founded by Chung Ju Yung

  • Hyundai Motor Company is formed

  • Hyundai Precision America Incorporated (HYPAI) is established in San Diego, CA and builds first manufacturing facility outside of Korea in North America

  • Company begins mass production of ISO certified Steel Containers and Container Chassis

  • Company produces Aluminum Containers and begins to supply to North American railroad companies

  • HYPAI becomes first trailer manufacturer in North America to earn ISO:9001 Certification. This certification has been renewed each year, showing its commitment to high standards and quality

  • Becomes first trailer manufacturer to offer hot dip galvanization

  • Production begins on ThermoTech Refrigerated Trailers

  • Changes name to Hyundai Translead to reflect its position as a leader in transportation industry

  • Incorporates photo stress technology and begins to prototype testing and finite element analysis modeling.

  • Multi-million investments in state-of-the-art expansion in North American facility and increased production capacity by 30%

  • Launches Composite XT Trailer with extended scuff for added protection

  • Receives EPA Smartway Certification for three Advanced Trailer Skirt models

  • Begins offer hot dip galvanization as a standard

  • Opens a second state of the art most advanced automated facility in North America

  • Becomes #1 trailer manufacturer in North America

  • Maintains #1 trailer manufacturer status in North America for two years in a row

Our Core Values

Value starts with hiring amazing and talented people and empowering them to work collaboratively to put customers the center of everything we do.



It starts with listening to our clients’ and turning their needs into consistent improvement.



We work collaboratively to build trailers tailored to our customers’ specific needs.


Customer Care

We stand by our products 100% and deliver service that sets new standards for the industry.