UK-based retailer and essential services provider, B&M, has taken delivery of 20 more Tiger trailers to bolster its fleet amid lockdown.
Tiger Trailers’ latest B&M order comprises 21 straightframe fixed double deck wedge vans, which each equip the household name retailer with the ability to carry 52 pallets by utilising the full length of the lower deck. The incorporation of an integrated twin-tier tail lift from Dhollandia enables efficient deliveries to be made directly from B&M’s widespread distribution centres – which the company describes as ‘the cogs that keep the wheels turning’ – to its nationwide stores. The customer-specific aperture dimensions identified by Tiger Trailers’ designers allow the bottom deck to be loaded without moving the tail lift, which forms the upper rear closure.
The double deck trailers’ wedge design provides an operator loading height at the rear of 1917mm, which tapers towards the front of the vehicle. The rear frame assembly is reinforced at the bottom to protect against damage from loading bays, and Tiger Trailers’ innovative ‘captive rave’ load securing and restraint system is incorporated inside for enhanced efficiency along with added operator safety.
Tiger Trailers has supplied B&M with more than 400 hundred trailers throughout a close relationship that has currently spanned more than five years. During this time, the manufacturer has utilised its extensive industry knowledge in the design and manufacture of double deck trailers to create a complete loading solution designed to meet B&M’s exact requirements. An array of Tiger Trailers Deck Pod loading bays is in operation at the variety retailer’s largest warehousing and distribution site, Bedford.
“Tiger have worked closely with the B&M logistics & warehousing teams since 2014,” said Tiger Trailers Sales Director, Darren Holland.
“During this time we are extremely pleased that we have developed both the loading and transport solutions to the degree that is evident today,” he said. “To be able to offer this unique level of service to their operation is very important to us, which we pride ourselves on.”
The manufacturer’s earlier builds for B&M were in the guise of stepframe curtainsider trailers that enabled 44 pallets to be transported, highlighting the strong capacity gains achieved with this latest tranche of vehicles that are the culmination of continuous reviews of the customer’s operations, with an emphasis on loading requirements.