Maritime Transport turns to Tiger for its latest fleet addition of 100 curtainsided trailers
Maritime Transport, the leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions in the UK, has opted for Tiger Trailers-built curtainsiders for its latest fleet augmentation order of 100 articulated vehicles. The operator’s procurement decision was influenced by the Cheshire-based manufacturer’s reputation for a customer-focussed approach, production efficiency, and high quality products.
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 were manufactured on time and in full at Tiger’s state-of-the-art facility, and have entered service across the UK incorporate. They feature a clearspan pillarless roof design, incorporate various EN 12642 XL rated bodywork components for strength and durability, and have been designed by Tiger’s sales team and engineering department to meet the customer’s exacting requirements, with two rear strap pouches, and a specific load securing setup. 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.
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.
Manufacturing for household brands, major parcel operators and haulage firms, Tiger’s operations are underpinned by an apprenticeship programme and multi-shift production, enabling the articulated HGV semi trailer manufacturer to offer competitive build slots. The company also has a Tiger Finance division, along with Tiger Rentals and Tiger Parts, to provide customers with the complete solution. Tiger is also passionate about local communities and road safety, as evidenced by its CSR and ESG activities.