Tiger Trailers is a design-led business, comprising a team that genuinely thrives on engineering challenges. The company ethos is to combine extensive design and engineering knowledge with the latest manufacturing techniques, all set within the most modern trailer and truck body factory in the UK.

A consultative approach

Tiger Trailers’ innovative design and engineering department always places customers’ requests at the forefront of new product development, working closely alongside sales to ensure that client requirements are consistently met, with the company’s internal order review process safeguarding these elements at each stage.

Closely managed processes

Once an order is placed, Tiger assigns a project engineer whose job it is to follow the entire build process from design and manufacturing through to final sign off, keeping in close contact with the sales team throughout.

Computer modelling

From the outset, the powerful 3D SolidworksTM programme is used, meaning every aspect of the design can be accurately produced before manufacture. This initial attention to even the most minute detail enables a smooth build process.


Clients are invited to view the technical drawings at Tiger’s Winsford site prior to manufacture – ensuring that all aspects of the build meet their individual requirements before manufacturing begins. Whilst many designs are generally variations on what could be considered a standard Tiger product, a ‘blank sheet of paper’ approach is adopted to deliver a completely unique design if required, including the addition of any number of options from Tiger’s ‘personalisation’ range.

Innovation in design engineering articulated HGV semi trailers rigids - milk specification refrigerated temperature controlled reefer


Tiger Trailers has unveiled a refrigerated trailer custom-engineered for retail milk transport, enhancing the manufacturer’s ‘Siberian’ range of temperature-controlled products which it has built in partnership with Spain’s Lecitrailer since 2020. The first customer to have placed an order for and welcomed to its fleet a quantity of these new bespoke reefers from Tiger is a 3PL operating the trailers on behalf of the UK’s largest dairy.

With a tare weight of just 9,500kg including the tail-lift, Tiger’s new refrigerated solution has been designed to mitigate bottled milk transported in small trolleys becoming spilled during lateral movement, as this can have a corrosive effect on steel. Tiger has equipped its highly-engineered solution with double-thickness sealed side panels with integral steel channels, mitigating material separation which could otherwise make the vehicle susceptible. The specification of this new trailer variant introduced to Tiger’s ‘Siberian’ range also encompasses a recessed tail-lift button to reduce potential for damage, interior cameras, a reinforced floor, and additional load restraints.


Alongside its fixed decks and highly-regarded moving deck double decks, which utilise Tiger’s in-house hydraulic ram system, the manufacturer also continues to innovate with ratchet deck solutions, with the environment and operator efficiency in mind.

Tiger’s curtainsided double deck step-frame longer semi-trailers (LSTs), offer an overall height of 4950mm and a side aperture of 15295mm, with a fixed deck at the front neck. Fully customised to each end user’s requirements, which is true of all Tiger products, up to 4 FLT-operated moving decks can be incorporated into these ratchet deck trailers, providing a cargo capacity of up to 56 pallets.

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Innovation in design engineering articulated HGV semi trailers rigids - Tiger lightweight clearspan curtainsider


Following a six-month development programme in conjunction with Tata Steel, Tiger’s Lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider is 500kg lighter than a conventional clearspan curtainsider, allowing some of Tiger Trailers’ customers including British Gypsum/XPO Logistics to carry a greater payload of up to 29.5 tonnes and therefore operate more sustainably.


Tiger Trailers’ engineers created an innovative load securing system called ‘captive rave’ (patent applied for). Replacing a traditional ‘hook’ strap approach, this roof-mounted system features ratchets stored individually inside the rear doors, with the straps ‘captive’ throughout the process, greatly reducing potential injury.

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