Felixstowe-based Maritime Transport has taken delivery of 100 curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers.

The order is the company’s first with the Winsford-based manufacturer.

The trailers feature a clearspan pillarless roof design, and come with specified components including two rear strap pouches, a specific load securing setup, TIR cord, toolbox, and SAF drum brake axles.

The majority are fitted with Keruing hardwood floors, while 10 have phenolic non-slip plywood finishes.

Maritime said it had chosen Tiger Trailers because of the manufacturer’s reputation for “high quality products, efficiency, and a customer-focussed approach”.

The trailers, which incorporate a number of EN 12642 XL rated bodywork components, are now in service across the UK.

Paul Heyhoe, Maritime Transport’s fleet director, praised the company for its ability to deliver the order on time, despite the supply chain delays affecting many industries.

He said: “We are pleased to have placed our first order with Tiger Trailers, who met our timescales and specification at a time where production schedules are being delayed across various industries.

“The new trailers are a welcome addition to our fleet and will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to our distribution division, ensuring it is prepared for the substantial growth we have seen in new contracts.”

Stephen Pollock, Tiger Trailers’ business development director, added: “Here at Tiger we are extremely pleased to have welcomed Maritime Transport as a customer, following their decision to place this order for 100 curtainsiders with ourselves.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have developed a close working relationship with Paul Heyhoe and his colleagues and we look forward to supporting them going forwards.”

Maritime operates a fleet over 1,600 tractor units from Scania, Volvo and Mercedes.