When Tiger Trailers designed their new 168,000 sqft. production facility in Winsford, Cheshire, they specified the latest manufacturing techniques and production equipment. The flexible flowline production process would occupy four bays and required complete hook coverage by 12 production-duty cranes.
Tiger is engaged in volume production of a standard range of trailers but also provide bespoke solutions. They were the first UK manufacturer to design and offer a moving double deck trailer with a 52-pallet capacity and have followed this with other pioneering achievements in their field such as the development of a Lightweight Clearspan Curtainsider and Captive Rave load restraint system.
The cranes would be required to lift and transport component and assembly parts throughout an intensive production line. As the cranes would be critical to Tiger’s production cycle, very high availability was required which dictated a need for an extremely reliable product with reduced service and inspection times. Load security and operator safety were also prime considerations.