Trailer manufacturer delivers first of 168 new units for logistics giant Evri

A Cheshire trailer manufacturer has won a contract for 168 new box van trailers from national delivery group Evri, formerly Hermes.

Tiger Trailers, based in Winsford, has provided the first of the 168 Tiger articulated box van trailers in time to support the opening of Evri’s largest delivery hub in Europe.

Tiger’s sales, design and engineering teams worked closely with Evri to ensure its new 4.6-metre-high box van trailers are manufactured to bespoke specifications and a high quality, as the delivery company gears up to sort up to three million parcels every day going into peak season.

David Landy, Evri’s head of fleet, said: “It has been great to work with the Tiger Team again and see our initial discussions around specification to become realised.

“This will ensure that our ‘in service’ is simplified in order to maintain the trailers more quickly and efficiently. It was imperative that specification, quality and delivery were all met and the team at Tiger have delivered on all fronts.”

One of the features Tiger was able to implement for Evri was a system to keep business and domestic customers’ parcels secure in transit between distribution centres.

A two-row, surface-mounted load securing system is fitted internally, along with a rear net and lashing rings.

Tiger manufactured 200 twin-axle box van trailers for Hermes in 2015, and the two companies share a focus on environmental sustainability by means of solar panels and tree planting, along with job creation for their local areas.

Evri has added 70 compressed natural gas Iveco trucks to its fleet over the past 12 months, with Tiger manufacturing skeletal and other specialist trailers for the parcel firm’s CNG supplier.

Darren Holland, Tiger Trailers’ sales director, said: “Working alongside David and the Evri team has been great and we are really pleased with the finished product.

“The fact that we can offer a full package has meant that we have designed, manufactured and also provided the leasing for these trailers via Tiger Finance.”

Evri will have received all 168 of its new Tiger Trailers box vans in time for the UK’s Black Friday retail period before it then continues to serve its customers throughout Christmas and beyond, and Ambassador Motor Company has provided Tiger with logistical support in making deliveries into the operator’s new Barnsley superhub, called Colossus.