Birmingham-based ICS Distribution, the garment processor specialists, have recently branched out into exhibition equipment transport and says the company, the combined success of both sides of the business has led to the addition of a further 10 Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone.
From their 400,000 sq. ft. factory and warehousing facility, ICS handles around 30,000,000 units a year, including garments, household goods, electrical items, Amazon online and automotive parts. Orders are processed between international manufacturers and high street retailers in the UK to achieve delivery within 48 hours.
“We run an intensive 24-hour operation” says Transport Manager, Sid Hill “and the business continues to diversify into areas where the opportunities lie. In this regard, we saw a gap in the exhibition and grandstand equipment transport sector and soon needed to expand our fleet to accommodate the increase in business.”
Accordingly, ICS specified the new Krone Profi Liners owing to their ‘excellent build quality, security and loading flexibility’. Sid Hill explains:
“The trailers come with reinforced curtains and double-locking concealed-hinge steel rear doors; 3 pairs of moveable side-posts in 6 different mounting positions; 32 side planks, sliding roofs and Krone’s Multi Lock side raves with 2-tonne strapping points every 100mm along each side rave. Put all that together and you get a trailer which loads easily, can carry virtually anything and is highly secure. Without doubt, the best of the ‘Euroliner’ bunch!”
Riding on Krone axles with drum brakes and Krone Easy Rider tyres, the Profi Liners are pulled in convoy, 4-5 at a time, by a fleet of high-spec Scanias – including occasionally by the company’s flagship, Topline T580 T-Cab – to destinations throughout Europe.
“Our business quite literally never stops moving,” adds Sid Hill, “so it’s good to know we always have the back-up of the UK sales team and should we ever need it, Krone’s European trailer support service.”