The trailers are the latest additions to Hannon’s 90+ trailer fleet and will go in to service as part of the company’s flower and plant groupage and full-load distribution division which operates out of Holland.
Hannon has contracts to deliver a range of plant and flower species from some of the world’s largest flower auctions in Holland to wholesalers and retailers throughout Europe and the UK.
The plants and flowers are transported in roll cages and the new trailers had to be modified to maximise the number of roll cages that can be carried.
In addition, the refrigerated units have a split door system which enables two separate loads to be carried in the same trailer at different transit temperatures.
Over half of Hannon’s current trailer fleet have been supplied by Schmitz Cargobull and the new vehicles were acquired outright.
"It is essential that we not only maximize trailer utilization but, because of the nature of the products our flower service carries, also offer our clients the shortest transit times. We therefore need trailers that are cost efficient to run and reliable," said Aodh Hannon, managing director of Hannon Transport.
Hannon’s new trailers were built at Schmitz Carogbull’s recently upgraded UK factory in County Durham.