UK-based egg producer, Farmlay Eggs, specified bespoke double deck trailers from OEM, Gray & Adams, to improve productivity.
Farmlay Eggs was reportedly experiencing unloading issues at some retail distribution centres due to the height of its double deck trailers – causing tipping delays. The egg producer engaged Gray & Adams to design and build a 54-pallet double deck trailer with reduced height to fit under gantries at standard loading bays.
“Our standard double deck trailers have significant impact on the customer’s environmental footprint reducing vehicle miles and movements,” Gray & Adams said in a statement. “However, this double deck was particularly innovative because it was designed to be at a lower height at the rear of the trailer whilst maintaining a full capacity load of 54 euro pallets – 52 pallets at a standard height and two pallets at a lower height to get under the gantries at RDC’s.”
Farmlay Eggs Director, Iain Chapman, said the resulted trailer provided the business with a custom-built solution, enabling it to deliver more eggs using the same lorry and the same driver.
“As we are four hours away from almost all our key customers, this has provided significant savings in fuel and as a result our cost per dozen has come down,” said Chapman.
“The service we have received from Gray & Adams has been first class, it was obvious a lot of work went into the design and engineering of this trailer to provide us with an innovative solution and throughout the process they couldn’t do enough to help us. As a result we have a trailer that is of brilliant quality and meets our needs as a business, in turn, helping us to deliver for our customers,” he said.