Cartwright has announced the delivery of 60 double deck curtainsiders and 10 double deck box vans to Asda.
The order follows a delivery of 147 double deck curtainsiders to cover the Christmas period in 2017, and marks the fourth order from Asda in recent years.
The new double deck trailers will accommodate a contribution of pallets and cages carrying ambient produce and will be based at Asda distribution centres serving the store network across the UK.
Features include a hydraulic moving deck system and ENXL certification for load security.
Cartwright’s regional sales director Jon Wilcock said: “Both engineering teams have worked very closely to further develop and improve the tailored design that has evolved from the previous major orders from Asda.
“We are delighted that we have not only created a bespoke trailer for Asda, but have significantly evolved the product so as to meet their operational requirements.
“We believe we have demonstrated our flexibility as a business in order to meet Asda’s requirements particularly in the vital area of compliance which is obviously a very important driver for the organisation.”
Asda’s procurement manager for national fleets Peter Hey said: “Safety and compliance are high priorities for Asda on all our trailers, and our major aim for this and the previous order, was to comply with ENXL standard.
“There were challenges in bringing a trailer of this type up to ENXL standard but the evolution of the design from Cartwright overcame any obstacles resulting in improvements on our previous trailers.”
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