Maritime Transport, the UK’s leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions, has turned to Tiger Trailers for its latest order of curtainsiders, based on the manufacturer’s reputation for high quality products, efficiency, and a customer-focussed approach. Manufactured on time and in full at Tiger’s state-of-the-art facility, the new trailers have entered service throughout the UK.
Paul Heyhoe, Maritime Transport’s Fleet Director, comments: “We are pleased to have placed our first order with Tiger Trailers, who met our timescales and specification at a time where production schedules are being delayed across various industries. The new trailers are a welcome addition to our fleet and will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to our distribution division, ensuring it is prepared for substantial growth we have seen in new contracts.”
Maritime Transport’s one hundred 13.6m Tiger curtainsiders incorporate various EN 12642 XL rated bodywork components, feature a clearspan pillarless roof design, and have been designed to meet the company’s exacting requirements through specified components including two rear strap pouches, a specific load securing setup, TIR cord, toolbox, and SAF drum brake axles. The majority are fitted with Keruing hardwood floors, while ten have phenolic non-slip plywood finishes.
Stephen Pollock, Tiger Trailers’ Business Development Director, says: “Here at Tiger we are extremely pleased to have welcomed Maritime Transport as a customer, following their decision to place this order for 100 curtainsiders with ourselves. It has been an absolute pleasure to have developed a close working relationship with Paul Heyhoe and his colleagues and we look forward to supporting them going forwards.”
Maritime’s trailer fleet includes curtainsiders of various apertures, some of which are fitted with tail-lifts to suit their varied duties, along with skeletals of both sliding and fixed types, tippers, gensets and goosenecks. They are pulled by over 1,600 tractor units comprising Scania’s, Volvo’s, and Mercedes, all meeting Euro-6 emissions standards and LEZ compliance. Maritime was awarded the accolade of Road Freight Company of the Year at the 2022 Multimodal Awards held in June. The company has been a proud recipient of the award on four occasions since the Road Freight category was launched in 2016.
Tiger Trailers is approaching its 10th year of business and has grown fast to become one of the UK’s leading articulated HGV trailer and rigid bodywork manufacturers, building the complete product range from curtainsiders and box vans to fixed-deck and moving-deck double decks, flatbeds, skeletals and other specialist trailers, plus swap-body demountables and temperature-controlled trailers. Its customer portfolio is significantly comprised household brands, major parcel operators and haulage firms. Underpinned by an apprenticeship programme and multi-shift production, Tiger is able to offer competitive build slots. The company also offers finance and leasing, along with an OEM and general Parts service.