UK-based electrical and telecommunications retailer, Dixons Carphone, has ordered 40 box vans and 30 curtain-siders from the Cartwright Group.
According to Cartwright, the box vans are all straight frame tandem trailers with a Palfinger retractable tail lift. The curtain-siders also come with a tail lift.
The box van trailers will reportedly be operated by Dixons Carphone’s third-party logistics provider, DHL, through the nationwide network of Dixons Carphone distribution centres and branches, which includes 350 Currys/PC World stores and 750 Carphone Warehouse locations, as well as the ‘Knowhow’ services arm of the company.
The box vans will be carrying branch replenishments of the organisation’s ‘big box’ products such as washing machines, fridges, TV’s, cookers. The curtain-siders are multipurpose trailers for use across the whole of the business including branches and trunking into customer service centres. The curtain-siders will also be used for picking up the company’s waste electrical items.
“The price was competitive, and we felt that Cartwright has made major steps forward as a company in the last few years,” said Dixons Carphone Head of Customer Planning, Robert Redmile.
“It is making real progress as a quality, customer focused business.
“Cartwright has built the curtain-siders to our specification. The whole purpose of the curtain-siders with tail lift is to try to build some flexibility into our trailer fleet. We wanted a trailer to serve both parts of the business.
“We are very happy with the whole process,” he said.