W. S. Dennison Ltd, widely regarded as Ireland’s leading furniture storage and logistics company, has taken delivery of 6 Dry Liner box trailers from Krone and reports that the new equipment perfectly matches its high security load transport requirements.
“We specialise in providing furniture logistics services to manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and international and multinational retailers” says Pamela Dennison “and needless to say, secure loading and effective protection of cargo during transport are paramount to ensure every item of furniture arrives with the customer in perfect condition.”
Based in Antrim with a further distribution hub in Limerick, W.S. Dennison is ideally located for deliveries throughout Ireland. Furniture arrives at both depots from England, Scotland and Wales, continental Europe and China and every week thousands of deliveries are made to various regions across the country.
The new Dry Liners from Krone fit well with W.S. Dennison’s operation not only from a security stand point but, because the roof does not require internal roof bars, additional loading space is achieved. This, for example, means a 40ft container can easily be ‘de-stuffed’ into one trailer. The additional strength also guards against water ingress and tampering – issues which can be associated with a thinner roof. Furthermore, owing to the roof insulation, condensation is no longer an issue.
Designed to work in the UK, Ireland and European markets, the Dry Liners specified by W.S. Dennison have a fifth wheel height of 1250mm, which is common to the UK and gives an overall height of 4100mm, with an internal height of 2.700mm (8ft 10inches). With greater capacity and yet lower overall height, W.S. Dennison sees loading advantages as well as fuel efficiency through reduced drag.
“Furthermore,” adds Pamela Dennison “these trailers come with Code XL certification, which is the European manufacturing accreditation for loading tolerance and integral body strength. The smooth side walls retain 40% of the load while the front bulkhead is tested to 50%. This, coupled with the flush-fit rear doors, gives us high strength on the one hand and a perfect surface for our distinctive livery on the other.”
Established in 1979 by Managing Director William Dennison, the company has grown steadily to become a leading player in the furniture logistics sector. Today, a mixed fleet of rigid and articulated vehicles, including 60 purpose-specified trailers, is supported by 50,000ft of bespoke furniture storage warehousing to provide a comprehensive consolidation and delivery service to retail and private customers throughout Ireland.
“Whether we are collecting from manufacturers or delivering to plc retailers”, concludes Pamela Dennison, “these Dry Liners are ideal for the job and they were delivered quickly, on time and to our own specification. We had good reports about Krone and the price, turn-Around and general service has certainly lived up to our expectations and those of our customers in turn.”