Willmotts expands itsTiger Trailers fleet

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The fleet of one of the largest independent warehousing and distribution companies in the South West has been further strengthened through the addition of another 30 curtainsided vehicles from long-term supplier Tiger Trailers, along with a smaller quantity of the manufacturer’s new temperature-controlled products.

To date, Tiger Trailers has previously supplied Willmotts with more than 50 trailers and bodies, including double decks, urban trailers and rigids. As a result, Willmotts Transport serves its customers with a sizeable fleet of around 150 trailers, making the century-old company one of the fastest-growing in the combined UK and Eire territory.

Reflecting Willmotts’ existing EN12642XL-rated curtainsiders in the firm’s ruby red livery, its latest additional order from Tiger Trailers entails galvanised chassis and end frames for enhanced strength and durability, while their non-slip plywood floors comply with the ISO1496 standard in order to meet regulations governing Willmotts’ paper-carrying operations.

Personalisation features of Willmotts Transport’s 30 new curtainsided trailers include additional internal and external LED lamps for safer operation, tool boxes, a branch guard, BPW axles, and Goodyear Fuel Saver tyres contributing towards improved levels of refinement and wear.

The South West-based haulier has also introduced to its fleet 13.6m single-temperature refrigerated solutions from Tiger Trailers’ new range in a move which provides extra versatility to Willmotts’ expansive customer list in the food and drink retail sector.

We’ve always been very pleased with the quality and specification of Tiger Trailers’ products and the high level of service provided from the manufacturer’s teams, from sales and handover/delivery to aftercare. We are extremely proud of our curtainsider fleet, which demonstrates their desire to match customers’ bespoke requirements from features ranging in size from tail-lifts, through to lighting and safety decals, and we had no hesitation in welcoming some of the first of Tiger’s new temperature-controlled trailers to our inventory”, comments Andy Stott, Group Managing Director of owners Stotts Group.

Willmotts Transport is a member of Palletforce, holds Soil Association accreditation and offers 50,000 sq ft of warehousing and pallet space.

In conjunction with Lecitrailer, one of the most prominent and trusted names in refrigeratated commercial vehicles on the Continent, Tiger Trailers’ new ‘Siberian’ portfolio of temperature-controlled solutions spans from home delivery vehicles and rigids to single and double deck trailers, available for purchase, through finance or via the manufacturer’s Tiger Rentals business.

Stephen Pollock, Tiger Trailers’ Business Development Director, says: “Assisting Willmotts has always been a pleasure and they have become a cherished customer of ours. It’s rewarding to work with such a large operator with diverse load requirements, as evidenced through our steps to meet paper transportation regulations, and with a team that is so passionate about their trailers, trucks and other vehicles. We thank Willmotts for their loyalty to Tiger and look forward to our new refrigerated trailers playing their role in the company’s operations at a time when logistics key workers are receiving deserved attention.”

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