Primark modernises fleet in record time with Tiger and Wincanton

UK-based OEM, Tiger Trailers, in partnership with logistics company, Wincanton, delivered 40 articulated box van trailers for international clothing retailer, Primark.

Tiger Trailers designed, manufactured and released the trailers for Primark within three months.

This follows Primark’s previous third-party-logistics partnership coming to a close so it had to act quickly to maintain the efficiency of its supply chain.

Primark Network Transport Manager, Ant Franks, lead the project and secured the mobilisation of the company’s all-new trailer fleet, working closely with Tiger Trailers Business Development Director, Stephen Pollock.

“We are pleased to partner with Tiger Trailers and Wincanton to support our significant UK logistics operation,” said Franks.

“Working together, we maintained service throughout our UK network while bringing in this new fleet in a timely manner, in difficult market conditions, to allow a seamless transition in providers. Thanks to everyone at Tiger, Wincanton and Finch who helped to make this happen.”

To enable Primark’s first batch of new trailers to get to work by February 2022, just a few months after its first contact with Tiger, the Cheshire-based manufacturer’s production teams and lines worked tirelessly, helped by its nightshift operation which has now been running for over a year. The livery was applied by Finch Signs, a business local to Primark’s Islip distribution centre.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work closely with Ant and the teams at Primark and Wincanton in delivering their expediently required assets in record time,” said Pollock.

“We’re proud of the 40 initial box vans Tiger has manufactured and we’re excited about continuing to support Primark for many years to come, starting with the next batches of trailers ordered for later this year and into 2023. Thanks again to Primark for choosing Tiger after recognising our customer-led ethos, efficient production capabilities, and attractive lead times.”

The international retailer’s new straight-frame box vans are comprised twin and tri-axle guises and are fitted with tail-lifts incorporating hinged rear and side ramps, various LED lights to enhance safety, and Michelin X Line Energy™ tyres with environmental, fuel efficiency and fleet management aims in mind.

Following Primark’s initial order of 40 Tiger Trailers box vans, the retailer has placed orders for more than 40 additional trailers, scheduled for manufacture during Q4 2022 into Q1 2023, which include over a dozen retail moving deck double decks and a number of specialist trailers such as LSTs.

In January, Tiger Trailers appointed a new Managing Director.

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