ASDA begins introducing 167 Tiger Trailers moving decks

16 April, 24
ASDA, a leading UK supermarket, is midway through welcoming to its fleet an initial order of 167 new vehicles manufactured by Tiger Trailers

ASDA, a leading UK supermarket, is midway through welcoming to its fleet an initial order of 167 new vehicles manufactured by Tiger Trailers, comprised 147 tri-axle box van moving deck double decks for UK operation, and 20 for the retailer’s Northern Ireland ferry-use operations.

Tiger’s new trailer solution for Asda provides up to a 44-pallet carrying capacity, and incorporates a ¾ length moving deck for versatility, powered by the Cheshire manufacturer’s in-house, 4-ram hydraulic system. The three vibrant livery variations and memorable slogans make the new fleet assets an eye-catching sight on the road.

Peter Hey, Asda’s fleet procurement manager, says: “We have collaborated with the Tiger team individuals in previous companies, but this order is the first time that we have worked with them directly at Tiger. Engagement with the Tiger team was excellent from the outset, including a number of visitors to their factory, and we are extremely happy with the trailers that they have produced. Tiger’s support has been fantastic throughout.”

Tiger Trailers is known for manufacturing bespoke articulated trailers and rigid bodywork to meet its end users’ unique requirements, and Asda’s new double deck trailers have been designed for transporting both cages and UK pallets. Safety for its people and others is paramount for the supermarket, as evidenced by the fitment of a large number of warning and information labels to its trailers, along with cycle safety notices. A ferry trestle support is built into the neck area for Asda’s RoRo operations, air suspension and a roll stability programme enhance cargo integrity, and the controls for the moving deck are positioned to enable operation from both ground level and from store loading bays.

Darren Holland, Tiger Trailers’ Sales Director, comments: “Working with Peter and the Asda team has been a great experience. From the initial on-site meetings to view their operations to sharing the 3D model of their precise trailer at the factory and finally presenting the trailer in our showroom to the Asda team we are really happy with the final product. These trailers will be servicing the Asda ambient operation, and we look forward to working with the Asda team in the future.”

A significant proportion of Asda’s 167 new Tiger-built double deck trailers can already be seen in service on the road, primarily operating from the supermarket’s ambient distribution centres that are situated throughout the UK, along with its Irish Sea Carriers routes.

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