Satellite | PolyPortables is one of the leading innovators in the portable sanitation industry. Satellite Industries is the world’s largest supplier of products to the portable restroom industry. which include restrooms, mobile trailers, trucks and deodorizers. Brands include TruckXpress, VacuumXpress, Safe-T-Fresh and Satellite Suites. Satellite is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota and its European headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium. Satellite offers 12 models of portable restrooms ranging from standard to wheelchair accessible and various specialty models. Restrooms are available in flushing and non-flushing. The company also offers a variety of restrooms designed specifically for markets in Asian and the Middle East.
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- Manufacturing, Other
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- Globally (various continents)
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TruckXpress builds vacuum trucks for the restroom industry ranging in size from 300-gallon slide-in modules to 2,150 gallon tanks placed on a variety of chassis, including Ford, Dodge, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth and Hino. Tanks are available in aluminum, stainless and mild steel. For the septic industry, VacuumXpress supplies tanks ranging from 2,500 to 7,000 gallons. For more information please visit Satellite TruckXpress or Satellite VacuumXpress.
Safe-T-Fresh manufactures a full line of deodorizers and cleaners for use in the portable sanitation industry. Products include liquid and packet deodorizers, fragrance boosters and industrial cleaners. Safe-T-Fresh also offers the industry’s first and most comprehensive customer loyalty program, ROI Rewards. For more information visit Safe-T-Fresh.
Satellite Suites manufactures mobile restroom, shower and ADA trailers. Restroom trailers range in size from 10’, 2 station to 28’, 12 station models. Shower and ADA come in a variety of sizes and configurations. For more information visit Satellite Suites.
A central distribution center is in Bristol, Indiana, which also serves as the manufacturing facility for Satellite Suites.
Beginning in 1958 and continuing today is Satellite’s vision for improving sanitation worldwide. Todd Hilde, son of founder Al Hilde and the current owner of Satellite, sees the increased use of portable restrooms around the world as an encouraging step towards improved global health. “When my father began his business with 36 wooden restrooms in Minneapolis he did it primarily to offer convenience, privacy and dignity. The past fifty years has taught us that it is also critical to protecting public health and the environment.”
Todd’s vision for Satellite was to expand its presence around the world. Prior to purchasing the business from his father in 2004, Todd initiated the opening of offices in Belgium, France, Spain, UK, Hong Kong and Japan. Satellite now provides products to portable restroom operators in over 120 countries around the world.
Satellite has meet the growing demand for its products through acquisitions, investing in new facilities and most importantly, adding more dedicated employees. In 2009, Satellite acquired a long-term supplier/manufacturer of Safe-T-Fresh deodorizers and cleaners and has continued to expand the facility. For restrooms, a new 115,000 sq. ft. central distribution center was built in 2014 to increase inventory, assembly and shipping capacity. This facility also became home to Satellite Suites manufacturing, a new venture started by Satellite to meet the demand for restroom, shower and ADA trailers.
Portable sanitation will continue to evolve and spread around the world, and as it does, Satellite’s vision remains the same; to provide restrooms that offer convenience, privacy and dignity.