11 / 06 / 2008
ALTHOUGH Gray & Adams has traditionally manufactured semi-trailers and bodies for the UK and Irish temperature-controlled transport industry, the company has always been interested in designing products to meet the demands of the market. One recent example is Gray & Adams response to the surge in demand from the airfreight industry for roller bed trailers.
The purpose of a roller track system is to facilitate the movement of heavy or bulk loads into and out of trailers or bodies. These systems offer significant reductions in loading and unloading times and have considerable health and safety benefits since there is more control over the load and less manual handling is required.
Features such as flip-up pallet stops and track end impact rollers can be integrated into the design to prevent damage to the trailer and the cargo, keep loads in position and enhance safety operators.
Recent deliveries have been to airfreight companies, Watkins & Sole and Tim’s Transport, both based at Heathrow and also to Avient Ltd.
Richard Drury, Avient Logistics Ltd said: “Because this was a completely new venture for us, we had a lot of independent research carried out on our behalf as to the credentials of a number of manufacturers of the product. We found that, not only were Gray & Adams highly reputable for build quality and back-up, but we subsequently found that the company was well priced within the market as well. Having taken delivery of our trailers, we are more than happy that the information that we received through our initial research, was correct.”