Specialist transport operator, Brit-Pol is embarking on an expansion programme with the addition of 156 new trailers from Krone, which will take the family-run business into new markets throughout the Benelux countries and wider Europe.
Formed just over 10 years ago, the company runs an average of 89 vehicles, delivering auto parts and general cargo to UK and Benelux destinations. Now, says Transport Operations Director, Adam Zegocki with the new trailer equipment due to be phased in over the coming 6 weeks and despite the pressures brought by Coronavirus, the business is set to become a truly pan-European operation.
“Flexibility is key to our growth plan” he explains, “and by specifying these trailers from Krone we can improve our loading capability for a wider range of customers. For example, the Box Liner container carriers are designed to carry 20’, 30’, 40’ and 45’ containers, two boxes at once or any standard sized tank. Combined with the quick-release twist locks this gives us adaptable, fast and easy handling.”
Meanwhile, the curtainsiders come with Krone’s MultiLock loading system, which features strapping points every 10 cm on each side rave and using Krone’s hook and ratchet strapping system, allows virtually any load to be securely fixed anywhere on the trailer bed.
All the curtainsiders have sliding roofs and the Mega Liner, with an internal height of 3m, is equipped with a hydraulic lifting roof, which gains up to 50 cm additional space for loading outsized cargo.
For added load security, the curtains are fitted with integrated aluminium planks and the flush-faced steel container-type rear doors come with integrated door furniture and a concealed latch. The 30mm phenolic-coated floor is rated to EN 283 for 7,000 kg forklift axle loading.
In total, 40 Box Liner container carriers, 60 Profi Liner and 60 Mega Liner curtainsiders are being added to the fleet for new and existing ADR, waste, auto parts and mixed pallet contracts. All the trailers are riding on Krone axles, with 6-year unlimited mileage warranty cover and a number will be operated via TIP Trailer Services UK.
TIP, whose global fleet comprises 125,000 trailers and 8,000 tractor units, structured a bespoke funding solution for 26 of the Krone trailers, spreading the cost among several funding partners to achieve ‘an optimum 3-5-year leasing arrangement’.