CASE STUDY - DEE SET
Dee Set, based in Stoke-on-Trent, is a leading complete retail solution provider, working with a large number of high street names, including Asda, Boots and Morrisons. They operate a fleet of over 25 trailers, 17 tractor units and four rigid vehicles. In 2014 they had a requirement to increase their double deck trailer fleet. The specification requirement was van construction with three-quarter moving deck. These trailers were the first Tiger Van Double Deck trailers to be built.
Scott Doorbar, Distribution Director of Dee Set commented, “We placed the order with Tiger as we had worked closely with the members of the Tiger team on previous projects and they had always delivered. To award this order meant a lot to us as we contributed towards getting the Tiger operation up and running. The trailers have been a great success in operation.”
Darren Holland Tiger’s Sales Director said, “This order was fantastic, as it demonstrated the belief that Dee Set had in Tiger, because we had not produced a single trailer at the time of order!. The trailers were high specification, including triaxle running gear with 215 wheels and tyres. Aerodynamic front roof slope, rear aluminium shutter door and four-ram hydraulic lift moving deck. The trailers entered into service in January 2015, servicing contracts such as Asda.”
Scott Doorbar continues, “The fact the trailers have worked well in service and the team really understood our requirements, led to us placing a second order of standard triaxle van trailers with them.”
Dee Set ordered a further 11 Tiger Van Trailers with aerodynamic Tigertail which went into service in September.
These trailers feature a fully galvanised chassis and body end frame, with pre-colour impregnated side panels and rear shutter. A new aerodynamic front ‘blimp’ has been designed and fitted along with high impact nylon corner cappings. The high-specification trailers are finished with the distinctive Dee Set livery.
Darren Holland: ”We are very proud to be associated with Dee Set and the fact that we secured a second order from them was fantastic. We have worked very closely with Scott and his team to deliver exactly what they required and they will always remain one of the first cutomers who joined the ‘never seen a Tiger before club, but placed an order believing that our team would deliver, and we did.”