Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Arla Foods milks trailer deal

Arla Foods is set to start using Gray & Adams variable deck trailers, which allow the company to increase load capacity of palletised milk deliveries by 50 per cent.

As milk is loaded onto a raised floor within each trailer, the centre of gravity is higher, so the dairy company has chosen Michelin’s X One MaxiTrailer, which are designed to provide maximum stability.

The variable deck trailer is being used by Arla Foods to support a major contract which requires milk to be delivered in palletised loads to a regional distribution centre, where it will be amalgamated with other products prior to delivery to stores.

The Gray & Adams trailer operates from the company’s dairy in Ashby de la Zouch, transporting an assortment of packaged milk. 

Its movements contribute to the 2,500 deliveries made each day by Arla Foods, which in addition to milk and cream, also include butter and cheese. 

Arla processes two billion litres of milk each year and its most popular brands include Lurpak, Anchor, Castello and Cravendale.