Tiger puts 30 double deckers on Hovis’s plate01 September 2020

Bakery Hovis is entirely refreshing its double deck fleet with an initial order of 30 units from Tiger Trailers.

The baker’s new straight-frame moving deck double deck trailers have a wedge design and lifting deck solution to maximise trailer capacity and reduce operating costs.

In addition to wanting to maximise their capacity, Hovis also had weight-saving and ultimately fuel-saving aims in mind, and Tiger Trailers provided what it calls an ideal solution in the form of its new lightweight composite body panel.

Tiger Trailers’ consignment was completed with full-length hydraulic moving decks, utilising Tiger’s in-house four-ram lift system.

In addition, the design team was set the challenge of accommodating two different sizes of bread basket, which drew upon the manufacturer’s designers’ and engineers’ depth of talent to accomplish.

Hovis has previously turned to the innovative manufacturer for trailers and rigid bodies of varying sizes up to 15 tonnes, including a recent batch of 45 bespoke 7.2t convenience urban kerbside delivery vans with side doors, a number of which featured solar power.

With millions of loaves departing from Hovis’ regional bakeries and UK distribution centres each day, vehicular and logistical efficiencies are key to the firm’s operations.

William Dalrymple

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