Industry pros land two coveted industry titles
Temperature-controlled vehicle supplier Gray & Adams, which has sites throughout the UK, including in Dunfermline, has landed two accolades at the Temperature-Controlled Storage and Distribution Awards (TCS&D).
The company, which supplies temperature-controlled semi-trailers and rigid vehicle bodywork, was crowned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Year and Refrigerated Trailer of the Year in the 2016 industry honours.
The awards, which celebrate excellence in the perishable supply chain, was hosted at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham by comedian Paul Sinha, who is best-known for his role as a ‘Chaser’ on ITV’s The Chase.
Founded nearly 60 years ago, Gray & Adams is now a £124 million (2015) turnover business employing more than 700 people at its headquarters in Fraserburgh, production facilities in Dunfermline, Doncaster and Newtownabbey, and an after-sales operation in Bedford.
A supplier to some of the biggest names on Britain’s roads, the company’s lengthy customer portfolio reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the UK food industry, and includes the likes of Aldi, Bidvest, Co-op, Greggs, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.
Gray & Adams’ success in the OEM of the Year category recognised “a range of products which have improved customers’ operational efficiency”, while value for money was an important factor considered by the Refrigerated Trailer of the Year judges.
Peter Gray, who shares the role of Gray & Adams’ managing director with his brother, James, said: “These prestigious awards reflect our collaborative design approach and ongoing quest for innovation, as well as our commitment to industry-leading standards of product quality and customer service.
“It is particularly gratifying that the TCS&D Awards are made by those who work within and fully understand the unique demands of the temperature-controlled distribution industry. My thanks go to every member of the company team, each of whom has played a part in helping us to achieve such fantastic recognition.”
Instead of offering off-the-shelf products, Gray & Adams says it works closely with customers to understand their requirements, before building trailers and vehicle bodies that meet those needs precisely.
The company’s TCS&D Award entry submissions including a string of testimonial quotes from high-profile industry figures.
Gray & Adams manufactures temperature-controlled bodywork for trucks and vans of all sizes up to 32 tonnes gvw, and a comprehensive range of semi-trailers that includes short urban and extra-long versions of up 15.65 metres. As well as producing single-deck trailers, it has led the way in the development of twin-deck variants with fixed or moving floors.