Tiger’s relationship with Zenith continues to strengthen with the 500-trailer supply milestone in sight following the latest builds and orders
Tiger commenced with the manufacture and supply of trailers to Zenith Trailer Rentals, the trading name of Contract Vehicle Rentals Limited, in 2021, beginning with one hundred tandem axle box vans followed by sixty tri axle curtainsiders finished in the livery of a well-known nationwide joinery and furniture end user.
The relationship between Tiger Trailers and Zenith continued to grow ever stronger during 2022 when the Cheshire manufacturer built and supplied 250 further semi-trailers of differing types in significant volume, comprised an additional one hundred and fifty unbranded tri axle single deck curtainsiders and one hundred curtainsided double deck step-frame trailers with wraparound curtains for operational versatility, some of which carry the branding of a major pet retailer.
The total size of the fleet supply from Tiger to Zenith will, once the latter’s initial orders for 2023 are taken into account, reach a milestone of 500 trailers, and the 10,000th trailer manufactured by Tiger’s efficient factory production lines in general was delivered to Zenith in summer 2022.
Phil Rodman, Managing Director of Zenith Trailer Rentals, says: “We have developed a close and valued working relationship with Tiger Trailers over the last two years and are very pleased with the quality of the trailers manufactured in time and in full manner.”
“The Tiger Trailers assets were built to our exact requirements and form an important part of our sizeable and versatile rental fleet of over 50,000 heavy commercial vehicles, and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with Tiger throughout 2023 and beyond”, he continues.
The bolted decks of the double deck trailers manufactured in Q2 and Q3 of 2022 are particularly ideal for the pallet network as they can be set to any of three positions, prioritising the upper or lower deck, or splitting them 50:50. The trailers’ bespoke load-securing specification includes the fitment of kites, with straps incorporated at the rear to enable the tying back of the curtains, and their roofs slope downwards at the front for aerodynamic and fuel-saving purposes. The double deck trailers will predominantly operate out of Zenith’s Carrington depot to the west of Manchester.
Darren Holland, Sales Director at Tiger Trailers, comments: “We are proud to be supporting Zenith in manufacturing a diverse range of articulated trailers for their fleet, tailored to the required specifications. Tiger’s efficient production practices and continuous investment enable us to build large quantities of trailers to relatively expedient lead times. It’s a pleasure to work closely with Phil and the wider Zenith team and we look forward to continuing to support them over the coming months and years.”
Tiger Trailers is one of the UK’s leading semi-trailer and rigid bodywork manufacturers and operates from a state-of-the-art factory complex including a customer showroom. The company builds the full range of products including moving double decks, temperature-controlled trailers, flatbeds and demounts.
Zenith Trailer Rentals, the trading name of Contract Vehicle Rentals Limited, is part of the Leeds-headquartered company’s Commercial division and has a 22% share of the UK articulated trailer hire market.