ECVA launches new Load Restraint Straps brochure

We are pleased to introduce our new Load Restraint Straps brochure showing our complete range of Ratchet Straps, Cam Buckle Straps, Internal Straps and Box-Van Straps. Please click this link below to download the brochure:

Load Restraint Straps Brochure (PDF)

ECVA Side-Curtain Parts gains certification to the standard EN12642 Code XL

In July 2016, DEKRA, the largest automotive inspection company in Germany, have certified a range of ECVA’s side-curtain parts to adhere to the stringent European standards EN12641-2, EN12642 Code XL and Daimler load securing 9.5:2014. ECVA believe they are the first UK Company to pass these tests on individual curtain parts. This will therefore increase the options available for both UK curtain manufacturers and UK trailer builders when manufacturing commercial vehicles to EN12642 XL specifications.

The testing applied to the components is relentless. To achieve the certification, the components are put through rigorous dynamic and static testing to check the performance of the parts, in particular the strength of the parts and the slippage of the webbing through the curtainsider buckle. ECVA wanted certification to be for both the EN12641-2 and the EN12642 Code XL standards so had to make some adjustments to their components; for example to increase the effectiveness of the internal brake within the curtain buckle.

Mark Loan, Director for ECVA, stated: “We knew that achieving the EN12642 Code XL rating would be challenging and involve considerable investment; but as we believe that we are the only UK Company to offer such type of certified side-curtain parts, we expect to have a lot of interest which has so far proven to be the case.”

Curtainsiders built to the EN12642 Code XL standard have gained in popularity in recent years, partticularly since the DVSA changed their policy in 2014.  The change in policy at the DVSA means the agency now accepts that loads carried inside curtainsiders built to the European Standard EN 12642-XL do not need internal load restraint, as the body and curtains are strong enough to contain the load.

To view the Dekra certified parts,  please follow this link --->

ECVA is appointed exclusive distributor for Durak sewing threads

ECVA is happy to announce the recent agreement with DURAK TEKSTİL who are one of Turkey’s oldest and largest companies. Established in 1971, DURAK TEKSTİL has grown to establish itself as one of the leading sewing thread manufacturers in the world. The agreement gives ECVA an exclusive European distributorship for Durak sewing threads within the European CV Side-Curtain sector. 

“We have been using Durak sewing threads for some time in our own production, so when the opportunity arose to be a distributor of a product that we already knew was of the highest quality on the market, it was an easy decision to make.”     

Please follow this link to view the product range available:

ECVA are pleased to launch of new 2016 Side - Curtain Parts Catalogue

ECVA ltd are pleased to announce the launch of their new 2016 Side-Curtain Parts Catalogue.  

The catalogue is the most complete to date and includes over 300 parts specifically for curtain side trucks and trailers, including ECVA's comprehensive range of Load Restraint / Ratchet Straps, CV Rollers, Webbings and other related parts.  

Please contact us to order your free copy or you can download a PDF version by clicking this link:


ECVA launches new brochure for UK Truck & Trailer Motor Factors

Introducing our new side-curtain and load restraint parts brochure aimed specifically at UK Truck and Trailer Motor Factors. Please click this link below to download the brochure:

Truck & Trailer Factor Brochure

ECVA announces new distribution agreement in Spain and Portugal

ECVA Ltd is pleased to announce that Forankra Espana are now our exclusive distributor in Spain and Portugal for all of our curtainsider products. 

Forankra is a leading European supplier of products, solutions and services for cargo securing and optimization and as experts in the industry they offer a wealth of experience.  We look forward to working with them.

Their contact details are as follows:

Tel: +34 93 580 06 60
Fax: +34 93 580 05 35

ECVA launches new side-curtain roller catalogue

ECVA is pleased to announce the launch of their new range of curtainsider rollers. Manufactured in the UK in partnership with the world's leading plastic bearing manufacturer, we have drawn on 40 years of experience which comes with many benefits including low friction, corrosion resistance, exceptional wear rates and no requirement for lubrication.

ECVA announces new distribution agreement

ECVA is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with leading Australian curtain maker, Polyweld, to be their sole European distributor of their Tenacitex webbing products.  For further details on Tenacitex please see the Tenacitex product page on this website.