UK-based furniture carrier boosts service with Cartwright

From the October 2019 issue.

F Edmondson & Sons has increased its operating capacity with new bespoke Cartwright equipment.

The specialist furniture carrier ordered two new drawbars and uses low-ride Mercedes prime movers and Cartwright trailers featuring bespoke Cartwright demountable boxes and chassis equipment.

"The two new drawbars, which have interchangeable demountable boxes, now have an extra 20 per cent volume capacity, over our existing drawbars and an extra 10 per cent capacity over our 13.6m Cartwright mega trailers," said F Edmondson & Sons Director, Russell Edmondson.

"We are delighted with these vehicles, particularly with the fact that they can now accommodate considerably more furniture.

"This increase in capacity is good news in terms of both improved operational efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint," he said.

Edmondson said the vehicles have increased capacity and improved accessibility.

"A demountable drawbar combination means that deliveries that were previously inaccessible for articulated trailers can now be easily reached using just the prime mover," he said. "Furthermore, the lower floor height of the demountable boxes also makes loading and unloading furniture much easier and safer."

Trials for home deliveries with the drawbars have been so successful that the company has sent them abroad, where again their operational advantages have been clearly identified.

F Edmondson & Sons is a family-owned business approaching its 70th year in operation. The company provides delivery of high-end furniture via a two-man white glove delivery service throughout the UK and Ireland, and trade deliveries throughout the UK and Europe.

A customer of Cartwright for over 20 years, F Edmondson & Sons operates a fleet of 50 vehicles, a mix of drawbars, tractor units, 18 and 7.5-ton rigid vehicles to cater for all types of delivery requirements.

“The standard of each drawbar is excellent," said Edmondson. "Like ourselves, Cartwright is a family-owned business who care about quality and service, consequently, we have a very good relationship with them. They have always delivered on quality and continue to meet our expectations."

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