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Tiger Trailers opens new £22m factory in Winsford
Trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer, Tiger Trailers, has moved into its new £22 million manufacturing facility in Winsford, Cheshire. The relocation on the Winsford Industrial Estate coincides with rapid business growth, providing scope for production capacity to double in the next 12 months and signalling the creation of 200 new jobs.
The bespoke production plant and office complex is laid out over a 20-acre site comprising 168,000 sq.ft of state-of-the-art chassis fabrication, body assembly, paint and final finish facilities. Offices include a 3D engineering suite, a specialist training facility and a full height showroom –unique among UK trailer manufacturers. Design and construction of the new facility, which incorporates a host of energy-efficient systems, was completed in just 12 months.
Joint Managing Director, John Cartwright, said: “We’re buzzing with excitement, the last 12 months have been a whirlwind of anticipation. Tiger Trailers is building a strong brand in the industry and our new home will allow us to take the business to the next level by developing an enhanced product portfolio and an even better customer experience.”
He added: “We’re especially pleased to be generating employment opportunities, we have attracted many new employees to the new site, with our dedicated training centre providing an invaluable introduction for newcomers to the business.”
Key manufacturing appointments have also been made recently, implemented to maximise business growth, including Nathan Owen, General Manufacturing Manager, and new Manufacturing Director Richard Else, a highly rated automotive industry professional bringing a wealth of experience from Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren Automotive.
Established in 2014, Tiger Trailers has seen remarkable growth culminating in the move to its new home. To date, Tiger Trailers has delivered over 5000 trailers and bodies into service with some of the transport industry’s leading logistics operators in the UK and Europe.