One of Ireland’s leading operators, Mulgrew Haulage, has switched to Tiger Trailers for its latest curtainsider fleet order in a procurement move influenced heavily by the manufacturer’s ability to build bespoke trailers to exacting specifications.
Mulgrew, known for its specialism in the drinks industry, has so far welcomed over 50 of its 200-strong order of Tiger-built curtainsiders which will, once delivered, take the operator’s already sizeable fleet to around 1,000 trailers, with the latest curtainsiders therefore representing around one-fifth. The trailers are operated by a fleet of over 200 truck tractor units, predominantly Scania, and Mulgrew offers its customers over 150,000 sq ft of warehousing space. Its sites include two in County Down – the Holm Factory, Dromore, and Culcavy – along with Dublin, Deeside and Heysham.
Tiger Trailers has always had, since its formation in 2014, a strong customer-focussed ethos, and prides itself on manufacturing a full product range of trailers and rigid bodywork to the precise requirements of its diverse end users. Tiger’s sales and engineering teams collaborated closely with Paul Mulgrew to build an initial prototype trailer before its production lines turned into a sea of the customer’s equally distinctive orange livery.
Director, Paul Mulgrew, comments: “Darren and his colleagues certainly lived up to Tiger’s customer-first way of building trailers and his repeated visits to see our operations and understand our requirements first hand have resulted in new trailers that we are very happy with. It’s refreshing to work with a manufacturer that goes the extra mile in tailoring its products for each customer like this.”
Mulgrew Haulage’s new Tiger Trailers curtainsiders were designed with the customer’s operational restraints of 4650mm at the core and equip them with the maximum side aperture possible for multi-user movements, along with a very specific load restraint setup.
Ferry use comprises a significant percentage of Mulgrew’s operations and Tiger reflected this in several ways throughout its custom EN 12642 XL-rated curtainsider trailer design, from recessed and protected lighting, underrun positioning, and D-buffers to protect from damage, to heavy-duty and removeable roof cappings and tapered and plated bottoms to the corner pillars to reduce coupling impact.
Darren Holland, Sales Director of Tiger Trailers, says: “It has been a pleasure to work closely with Paul to produce a trailer to suit Mulgrew’s individual needs and the environments they operate in. Visiting the customer in Ireland multiple times enabled us to understand their requirements and ensure that Tiger met their specification 100%, building the one-off protype up front to iron out any challenges before commending building the remainder of the 200 ordered.”
Tiger Trailers is rapidly welcoming a growing number of hauliers from across the island of Ireland to its customer base and offers the full product range, from curtainsiders and box vans to double decks, temperature controlled, demounts, and rigid bodywork, along with a portfolio of services including finance, parts, and rentals.