About Us

Raised In The Toughest Conditions In The World.

RLD Design was born in South Africa from the need for the most rugged, most durable, and most functional truck canopy for demanding off-road utility and adventure use. Riaan Ludik, RLD Design founder, put his years of experience in industrial design to work and created what we are confident is the best pickup canopy on the market. And we’re certain you will agree after seeing an RLD Design canopy in person for the first time.

Our sophisticated engineering creates an incredibly strong canopy with an unmatched load capacity, but keeps weight to a minimum. In fact, our canopies weight less than comparable fiberglass canopies but can carry an average of 3-4 times more weight. We do actual materials and structural testing on all of our designs and have the data to back our claims up. Our canopies are used in remote safari locations, on the world’s harshest off-road tracks, and in some of the most demanding commercial fleets in the world. If that’s not proof enough, we don’t know what is.

We have engineered a range of accessories to work with all of our canopies, all made from the same stainless steel and powder-coated for a long-lasting finish. Every RLD Design product is backed by a full two-year structural warranty – one of the longest warranties in the industry. But with a warranty claim ration of less than 1% worldwide, you won’t need to use it.