Hi-tech distribution company returns to Ekeri for side-loading reliability

From the February 2019 issue.

Electronics equipment handler and distributor, Paul Ponsonby, has taken delivery of another vehicle body from Ekeri Trailers, capitalising on the flexibility of side loading with the high security of a conventional box van.

Mounted onto a new 26-tonne Mercedes Actros chassis, the Ekeri body features six kerbside doors, which allow free access to any item of cargo on the vehicle, along with full closure three-tonne cantilever tail lift to rear.

Also, with 21-Euro pallet capacity and an exceptionally high internal load capability of 2,850mm, the multiple load restraint points and padded side rails make the vehicle ideal for transporting high value items such as data and telecom racks, UPS systems, large format printers and medical equipment.

“Our reputation is built on the safe and secure handling of valuable and sensitive goods” said a company spokesperson. “And to help maintain this, we need to rely on the very best transport equipment. Accordingly, we are a long-term user of Ekeri bodies and in addition to the three rigids and one trailer currently in the fleet, we have a fourth rigid in the pipeline.”

According to Paul Ponsonby, each side-loading Ekeri body comes with a high-impact floor, ‘great’ side-locker boxes and a high standard of build. The company also says that the vehicles have a long-life expectation and are virtually maintenance-free.

Renowned for their ‘White-Glove Service’, which refers to the company’s meticulous approach and highly trained two-man service, Paul Ponsonby is a former double winner of Motor Transport’s Customer Care Award and was also a finalist on two other occasions.

Paul Ponsonby’s spokesperson concludes: “The Ekeri equipment has been very well accepted by our customers. The easy side-opening, flexibility and security means we can carry virtually any type of load with the sort of speed and efficiency our customers expect.”

Ekeri is a producer of box van semi-trailers, box van drawbar trailers and truck bodies, with side opening doors. The company is known throughout Europe for its quality and innovative approach to transport loading solutions.

Last year, freight business, Logistical Support Services, received its sixth ADR EXIII Ekeri semi-trailer, which is certified to cart explosives, ammunition and fireworks.

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