Wednesday 26th Jul 2017 - Logistics Manager

Wedge double deckers for Nisa Retail

Nisa Retail has taken delivery of ten Transdek Wedge double decker trailers, enabling its to remove 1,300 trunks from its transport network and cut nearly 820,000 km from vehicle routes per year.

The vehicles, which are operated by DHL Supply Chain, are based at Nisa’s ambient distribution centre at Scunthorpe.

The trailers are expected to save more than £400,000 a year and cut CO2 emissions by more than 730,000 kg per annum.

Lee Vickers, head of logistics at Nisa Retail, said: “We distribute substantial ambient volumes into the south of the country from Scunthorpe and the introduction of Transdek trailers has allowed us to reduce the primary transport profile by circa 25 trunks per week by using the additional floor space and weight capacity more effectively.”

“At a time when innovation and reducing cost is critical in the convenience sector to remain competitive, Transdek’s products have supported this agenda.”

In addition to the Wedge trailers, supply chain specialist Transdek has installed four of its five-pallet hydraulic double deck lifts at Nisa distribution centres.

Following the success of the new lifts, Transdek also installed a 12.5T double deck modular load house unit at Scunthorpe to support high volume loading on major trunking runs along with additional Wedge trailers.