DFDS Logistics turns to Gray
& Adams for reefer trailers
Feb 28, 2013 7:00 AM
When Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company needed another batch of refrigerated trailers for its thriving Irish operation, it charted a course straight back to Gray & Adams.
DFDS Logistics has begun taking deliveries of its latest single- and multi-temperature 13.6-meter trailers, some of which are fitted with tail-lifts. They are joining a fleet based at Belfast Harbour that includes a number of other multi-temperature 13.6-meter trailers supplied by Gray & Adams of Newtownabbey in 2012.
However, the manufacturer’s ability to supply highly specialized trailers designed to meet precise requirements was what enabled Gray & Adams to secure a foot in the door with its high-profile customer two years ago.
DFDS’s first order was for a batch of trailers it has since been operating for a major independent food and drink retail group. These are fitted with the Gray & Adams Partition System, which employs individual movable panels that allow internal compartments with differing temperature settings to be configured in a variety of ways for maximum flexibility. When only single-temperature operation is required, these panels can be folded away or removed completely.
Gray & Adams has also previously supplied DFDS with lifting floor twin-deck trailers, and more recently with 15.65-meter single-deckers. These are working out of the company’s Peterborough depot as part of a Department for Transport-backed trial of longer trailers that has not been extended to Northern Ireland.
Danish-owned DFDS has been providing refrigerated and ambient transport services for full truckload and less-than-truckload operations between Ireland, and the United Kingdom and Europe, for more than 25 years.
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