Transwest Teams with Versatran to Present the Retriever

The Transwest Team
The Transwest Team
Sep 14, 2020
Versatran and Transwest logos

Transwest, a renowned commercial vehicle manufacturer, is working with Versatran, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, to offer customers across the country one of the best products to enter the transport industry in 60 years, the Versatran Retriever.

Transwest is thrilled to work with Versatran to present the Retriever line of industrial carriers, one of the most exciting transport industry developments in recent years. Versatran was acquired by Metalcraft of Mayville in 2019, which broadened the product families already offered by the company and enabled Versatran to establish itself as a world-class industrial transporter manufacturer.

First developed in 2002, the Retriever line provides an innovative method for loading and transporting various types of equipment. The Retriever boasts an air operated curved platform, fast cycle times, idle-free system operation, fantastic hauling capacity, as well as a deck featuring a low center of gravity and the shallowest loading angle in the industry.

What’s more, the Retriever’s nimble design and rapid deck and ramp deployment are bound to increase daily deliveries. Versatran cites Retriever efficiencies improving owner returns by $60K+ per year.

Dan Nissen, Versatran’s director of Sales, states: “The Versatran team is excited to partner with Transwest to represent our Retriever brand in the marketplace. Our companies share many similarities in terms of our culture, keeping our promises, as well as our core values. We believe this partnership will benefit both of our companies, and we look forward to many years of success in supporting the hauling and transport needs of our customers.”

Brian Bata, Transwest’s General Sales Manager, adds: “The Retriever is a tremendous product and the people that manufacture it are even better. We are proud of the partnership we have formed and we couldn’t be more excited for the trucks to hit the streets.”

Transwest now offers the Retriever 20T and 15T models across the country. The group will also take part in launching Versatran’s eagerly anticipated non-cdl 6T model early next year. For more information, visit

About Versatran:

Located in Watertown, Wisconsin, Versatran, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, is a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing innovative transporters for industrial and construction equipment. Owing to their vast experience in the industry and strong customer relations, the company has managed to create the unique Retriever design, unrivaled for its safety, durability, efficiency, and eco-friendliness. Visit to learn more.

About Transwest:

As one of the fastest growing transportation specialists in the nation, Transwest can professionally guide your organization to the next level in transportation solutions. They offer retail, fleet sales and service with applications in every industry, including a full line of medium to heavy-duty trailers for personal and commercial use. Transwest also manufacture's custom service and lube truck bodies for construction and repair applications. In addition to truck and trailer sales, Transwest offers one of the nation's largest full-line truck and trailer parts facilities. With over 310 state-of-the-art service bays, an army of the best-certified technicians and a fleet of mobile service trucks, Transwest will keep you and your fleet working for you.