Opex Logistics take on new Krone trailers for aerospace work

UK-based transport and freight handling specialist, Opex Logistics, has expanded its European fleet with five Krone Profi Liner curtain-siders.

According to Opex General Manager, Stephen Kempton, the Profi Liners' loading flexibility is as an asset for aersospace components handling.

“These curtain-siders are fitted with sliding roofs which is ideal for fast and secure loading of outsized loads and particularly for the sort of items we handle for our aerospace contracts. 

“They are fitted with the standard Krone Multi Lock loading system which has around 130 lashing points along each side rave. This provides virtually unlimited strapping options and means that the cargo is firmly secured at any point along the trailer bed.

“The curtain straps can be accessed from outside and inside the trailer, which is a plus-point for driver comfort and safety,” he said.

Manufactured at Krone’s trailer plant in Werlte, Germany, the Profi Liners are Code XL-certified which, according to Kempton, is important to satisfy domestic VOSA security criteria and virtually a prerequisite for European work.

“These trailers are built for pan-European operations and in that regard, ideally suited to our diverse customer base,” said Kempton. “They are the first trailers we have bought from Krone and so far, they live up to our expectations: Flexible, secure loading and safe. Plus, the Krone quality ethos fits well with our own high standards.”

Established in 2003 and growing fast, Opex Logistics provide a wide range of UK and international road, rail and sea logistics solutions for the manufacturing and retail sectors. The company operates up to 85 articulated vehicles and also provides a diverse express courier service for time-critical deliveries throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

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