Continental’s fleet grows with a further seven box van trailers from Tiger
A leading global tyre manufacturer, Continental, has once again chosen Tiger Trailers as it further strengthens its UK articulated fleet, this time through the arrival of seven additional box van semi-trailers.
Continental’s first Tiger order for 2023 was split across two different product variants to suit its operational requirements – five 4.2m tall box van trailers for the firm’s next-day regional truck tyre delivery and casing collection operations, and two 4.8m tall ‘high cube’ variants that provide the tyre OEM with the increased load capacity it requires for its inter-depot trunking and waste recycling activities.
Simon Sumner, Continental’s Transport Operations Manager, comments: “Tiger Trailers have taken time to fully understand our business and its challenges, identify our requirements, then design and build trailers that suit our unique operation. Features for functionality, longevity and safety in operation have been engineered in by Tiger without compromise.”
“The trailers perform exceptionally well and have a very impressive presence on the road. Tiger Trailers deliver a premium product in line with Continental’s position as a premium brand. It is a pleasure to work with Tom and the rest of the team at Tiger and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership”, he adds.
The bespoke, customer-tailored specification of Continental’s new trailers includes:
- GRP translucent roof with wooden rub rails
- bespoke load securing setup including nets
- 1,500kg tuckaway Anteo tail-lift with safety gates
- solar panels from Trailar.
- LED rear work lights for operator safety (4.2m)
- Side infills with cyclist warning messaging (4.2m)
- full aerodynamic sideguards to reduce CO2 and increase fuel efficiency (4.8m high cubes)
- full-coverage overlay floor tread plates (4.8m)
- full-length wooden rub rails fitted below and above each load lock row (4.8m)
- Continental’s in-house tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
- ContiConnect 2.0 web-based platform for safety and efficiency
Thomas Stott, Tiger Trailer’s Technical Sales Manager, says: “We are proud to continue supporting Continental with what is now the third year of articulated trailer supply. Simon and the team are great to work with in tailoring the specification and ensuring that the end product meets their requirements. It’s brilliant to see such an iconic livery and eye-catching colour out on the road complete with Tiger badges and we look forward to continuing to support the customer in subsequent years.”
In 2016, Continental acquired Bandvulc, a tyre re-tread manufacturer, and Tiger’s first trailers for the group in 2020 were finished in the division’s iconic black livery with yellow logo. Just like the firm’s previous repeat order in 2022, the latest Tiger-built trailers for 2023 wear Continental’s ultra-distinctive yellow livery with black logo and were collected by a duo of the group’s new MAN TGX 26.510 tractors from Bandvulc’s Ivybridge Plant in Devon. Continental’s UK HGV fleet connects a number of strategic sites including its regional distribution centre (RDC) in Rugby, which stocks passenger car, truck and specialty tyres.
Tiger Trailers is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of articulated semi-trailers and rigid bodywork. Based in Cheshire and soon celebrating its 10th year in business, the firm builds the complete range, from curtainsiders, fixed and moving double decks and flatbeds, to temperature-controlled trailers, specialist vehicles and demounts. Community, environment, and safety are key focusses for Tiger Trailers’ CSR & ESG activities, and the Tiger Safety Team keeps children safe through its school programme.