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Cartwright Acclaro Attracts Major Order



Cartwright’s new Acclaro Curtainsider trailer is now running off the company’s new purpose-built production line on a daily basis.

The first of the new curtainsiders, which was launched at the recent CV Show, are destined for Ryder which has ordered over 300 new trailers from Cartwright, including 200 standard 4.2m postless curtainsiders and an additional 50 curtainsiders with tail-lifts. A further nine curtainsiders with Manitou forklift carriers have also been ordered.

The newly-built dedicated production line for the Acclaro Curtainsider will help to enhance production and pricing efficiencies on components which can now be ordered in advance at even more competitive prices.

The company has launched the Acclaro Curtainsider in order to meet growing industry demand for a standard curtainsider trailer which will be particularly attractive for the general haulage market. It will continue to provide a bespoke service for customers who have particular requirements.

In addition to the 4.2 metre postless specification, other major features of the Acclaro include a new floor design with set panel dimensions and a very strong flush floor. The extra strength floor design is certified to ISO1496 accreditation which provides a load bearing capability in order for fork lifted pallets to run inside the curtainsider. The certification is the first of its kind for a UK manufacturer.

The EN-XL rated body also includes a newly designed aerofoil, new profile side raves and a new front pick up plate cover.

David Hunt, Vice President and Managing Director Ryder Europe, said: “Our continuing investment in new vehicles and trailers underlines Ryder’s ongoing commitment to providing greater choice and value for our customers.”

“Significant investment in new trailers will ensure that Ryder maintains its leadership position in trailer rental with an extensive range of options for customers.”

Rich Anderson, Sales & Marketing Director at Cartwright commented: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Ryder in order to meet their fleet requirements and renewal programme through our new Acclaro Curtainsider. We have a great working relationship with Ryder which we are excited to see grow over the coming years.

“We have made a significant investment in this new product which will be a key addition to our extensive product portfolio.

“The Acclaro improves our production efficiency and build quality and we believe meets the demands and expectations of the general haulage market.

“We are building the product in advance on the new production line reducing lead times and costs whilst at the same time offering a competitive entry price. We are confident it will be very attractive to the industry,” he added.