Bridging the truck model gap

11 April 2023
Search Impex announces the release of a new 1/50 scale model

Derbyshire-based promotional model vehicle specialist, Search Impex, has announced the release of a 1/50 scale DAF XF 530 Super Space MY2017 (6x2) tractor unit with Pharma Specification 3-axle, Gray & Adams / Carrier Temperature Controlled trailer, customised in the livery of Trans-Bridge Freight Services Ltd.

This is the first time that Trans-Bridge Freight Services has commissioned an official production run of models. These have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by much-respected model truck manufacturer, WSI Models, as a certificated limited edition (155 pieces).

Established in 1991, Trans-Bridge Freight Services is a privately-owned company and currently employs around 50 people at its HQ in Chadderton, near Manchester, and at its depot in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The company has become established as a well-respected logistics supplier to numerous blue-chip healthcare and pharmaceutical companies.

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Trans-Bridge Freight Services Ltd provides both nightly line haul and daily direct distribution to medical wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and even direct to home patients. The operation involves collection of supplies from both UK and European manufacturers of ambient and chilled temperature-controlled pharmaceutical, healthcare, and veterinary products for consolidation, storage and distribution throughout Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland as well as throughout the UK including The Offshore Islands.

With an impressive fleet of vehicles ranging from LWB vans to air-ride 44-tonne artics Trans-Bridge can accommodate shipments from parcels to full trailer loads. Trans-Bridge has a vigorous vehicle replacement programme – something which, in part, was the catalyst for the latest investment in a flagship DAF XF Super Space truck (on which the model is based) and has been finished in a livery to celebrate the company’s 30th year in business during 2021/2022.

Models, available now from Search Impex, are priced at £159 each (including UK delivery & VAT). For details of availability of these and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website, at, or call on 01332 873555.