Cheshire-based commercial vehicle body and trailer manufacturer Tiger Trailers has taken delivery of a fleet of new materials handling and access equipment from Impact, the UK’s sole Cat® Lift Truck distributor, trusting the firm’s reputation for bespoke materials handling solutions to support Tiger Trailers’ roaring trade.
Impact currently has sole supplier status at Tiger Trailers’ Winsford factory thanks to the company’s focus on ensuring its customers operate an ideal mix of materials handling equipment for their individual business needs – a capability made possible by Impact’s extensive product range.
The company has provided two Cat EP35 3.5 tonne electric forklifts and a single Cat NR25N2X electric reach truck. The forklift trucks were provided to Tiger Trailers under Impact’s unique ‘flexible finance” programme, which gives the end-user increased flexibility, should their requirements change during the course of the contract.
Eight JLG 6RS scissor lifts and a single 2630ES scissor lift complete the order, with the majority of the equipment provided on long-term hire, to take advantage of Impact’s comprehensive maintenance service provision.
Commercial Director at Tiger Trailers, Hiren Bakhda, says: “As a company with long-term expansion plans, Tiger Trailers requires a materials handling partner that can continue to deliver the best vehicles on the market, and also provide round-the-clock service provision and proactive maintenance. Impact offers the complete package.”
Bakhda adds: “2015 has been a great year; we have a very good order book and are really excited for 2016. The equipment provided has worked well in the factory and we have gained additional operational efficiency.”
The range of materials handling and access equipment will be used intensively, performing a variety of tasks in support of Tiger Trailers’ assembly line. The JLG scissor lifts have proven especially useful for hanging curtainsides on trailer frames.
The company’s Cat forklift trucks, meanwhile, move around the warehouse and factory, lifting and shifting Tiger Trailers’ component parts, storage units and pallets reliably, efficiently and safely.
Founded by brothers John and Steven Cartwright in April 2014, Tiger Trailers has quickly made a name for itself in the industry, providing trailers for big customers including discount giant Poundland, Gloucester-based haulier CM Downton, delivery company Hermes Parcelnet and retailer B&M, for which the manufacturer has built more than 100 double-deck trailers.
The company has also joined forces with a Chester Zoo initiative working to preserve its feline namesake, providing a donation for each trailer sold to help fund the zoo’s Nepal Tiger Conservation project.