Tiger builds 25 curtainsiders on time for A1 Transport (NI)


Cheshire manufacturer, Tiger Trailers, has once again demonstrated the efficiency, attractive lead times, punctuality, and high quality that it offers, delivering twenty-five curtainside trailers for A1 Transport (NI) Ltd of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on time and in full during Q2 2022.

A1 Transport’s switch to a new articulated trailer supplier was significantly influenced by long lead times and delays elsewhere in the sector, with Tiger able to commit to the haulier’s firm timescales despite the global backdrop of the pandemic. This has been partly achieved by the introduction of a night-shift and in continuously optimising the efficiency of its production lines.

Neil Treacy, Irish Operations Manager at A1 Transport, says: “We had been aware of Tiger Trailers for some years and had confidence in placing our first order with them on the basic of strong quality, the way they listen to their customers, and in the competitive production lead times they can offer. We’re very pleased with our new curtainsided trailers and thank Tom and the Tiger Trailers team for their commitment.”

A1’s new tri-axle straight-frame curtainsiders are 13.7m long and 4.55m tall, EN 12642 XL rated, and incorporate two multi-positional steel PFC pillars on each side to enable the operator to maximise internal capacity within the vehicles’ aperture and height parameters. Their specification includes ply-metal-faced rear barn doors, Tiger’s pull-out ladder for enhanced safety, various galvanised elements throughout the chassis and elsewhere, and a toolbox, document holder and TIR cord with butterfly holder and TIR covers fitted at the customer’s request.

Thomas Stott, Tiger Trailers’ Technical Sales Manager, comments: “We’re delighted to be working with A1 Transport and are proud of their first batch of trailers that we delivered on time. It’s been great to visit the customer to see their operations in person to understand what they need, and we look forward to supporting them at Tiger over the coming months and years.”

A1 Transport (NI) Ltd was established in Northern Ireland in 2001 by Anna Sembhi and has grown to become a well-known and trusted company in Ireland and the United Kingdom, providing road and sea haulage and transport services across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, UK and Europe. With a well-positioned main site close to the borders and situated between the two capital cities, complemented by a UK site in Preston. The company offers 24 hour and 48 hour delivery between Ireland and the UK. The company is also set up to complete all customs procedures requirements.

The twenty-five new curtainsided trailers were collected from Tiger’s modern and purpose-built factory in Cheshire by A1 Transport, with their addition now taking A1 Transport’s curtainsided trailer fleet to 250.


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