Eight moving double deck articulated trailers manufactured by Tiger Trailers have joined the fleet of Banbury-based bread-makers Fine Lady Bakeries, with innovation and on-time delivery proving key influencers in their decision to change suppliers.
Fully painted in the baker’s distinctive Straw Yellow livery, Fine Lady Bakeries’ new Tiger trailers feature a three-quarter-length moving deck rated to ten tonnes, operated by the manufacturer’s proven four-ram hydraulic system, offering enhanced robustness, reliability, and an increased load capacity.
Used for the transport of unbranded bread loaded in bread baskets, the trailers will primarily serve Fine Lady’s two bakery sites in Banbury and Manchester, from where their range of loaves, buns and other products are then transported to the supermarket, wholesaler, and other customers.
Adam Robson, Fine Lady Bakeries’ Logistics Manager, comments: “For the ordering of our new trailer fleet additions, we sought to identify a manufacturer that would be able to deliver on time, in full, and meet our specific operational requirements. It was clear from discussions with Tiger Trailers that they would be able to meet our timescales and custom requirements, and we were also encouraged by their complementary services and work in the community. We’re very pleased with our new double-decker trailers from Tiger and look forward to fostering a strong relationship with Darren, Tom, and the team going forwards.”
To reduce the potential for damage, Tiger has incorporated recessed hinges into the rear frame of the new trailers, along with reinforced pillar lowers, and rubber cones fitted to each door and side panel. Inside, load securing is provided by means of specifically designed nets retained by vertical e-tracks. A full-width gate is fitted at the neck area, and the lifting deck is operated either by the bank of control buttons or by a wanderlead. To enhance operator safety, various lights, alarms, and visual warnings have been installed.
Thomas Stott, Technical Sales Manager at Tiger Trailers, says: “It’s been a pleasure to welcome Fine Lady Bakeries on board as a new customer. After our visits to their sites, followed by their visit to Tiger to sign off the 3D model that our design and engineering team produced, it’s fantastic to see this established bakery’s new double deck trailers in the flesh on the road. Huge thanks to Adam and his colleagues – it’s been brilliant to work with them, and we look forward to supporting and continuing to work with the Fine Lady team over the coming months and years.”
Fine Lady Bakeries, part of the Heygate Group, is a long-established manufacturer of bread products which it supplies to leading supermarkets, wholesalers, and to the sandwich industry. Originating in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Fine Lady opened a second purpose-built bakery in Manchester in 2010.
Cheshire-based Tiger Trailers is one of the UK’s top-five manufacturers of articulated trailers and rigid bodywork. Soon celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Tiger builds the complete range for road transport operators, from curtainsiders, fixed and moving double decks and temperature-controlled trailers, to swap-body demountables and specialist vehicles such as flatbeds. Supporting its customers and the wider industry, the company is home to Tiger Finance, Tiger Parts, and Tiger Rentals divisions. Its ESG initiatives include a tree planted for each product sold, solar panels on its factory roof, and EV chargers for staff and visitors. Tiger’s CSR activities span working with The Prince’s Trust, Women in Transport, and Cheshire Community Foundation, while the Tiger Safety Team delivers its ‘STOP, LOOK, BE SEEN’ road safety programme into schools.