Work begins on new factory to create 120 jobs | Knutsford Times

Work begins on new factory to create 120 jobs

By on June 26, 2018

Tiger Trailers have begun the construction of their £22 million factory on the Winsford Industrial Estate.

The factory is expected to create 120 new jobs in Cheshire, following the expansion of the company’s production facility. They will be doubling production at the site and manufacturing up to 3,000 trailers and truck bodies a year once the factory is built.


The company’s 180 existing staff were on hand for the breaking ground ceremony off, , along with local MP Antoinette Sandbach,

Tiger Trailers will need 40 new starters ahead of the factory beginning the production transfer at the end of the year, including 20 apprentices.

Joint managing director John Cartwright said: “Today marks a new chapter in the history of Tiger. We’ve been planning this factory for almost two years, designing it from the ground up to be the most modern facility of its kind in the industry, and we’ve put our people at the forefront of those plans. The new factory will be a fantastic place to work, with every member of the team excited to be a part of what we’re building – we can’t wait to realise its full potential.”

Construction company Bowmer & Kirkland is leading the estimated 27-week build and fitting-out phase of the 168,000 sq ft site.

Tiger Trailers’ initial £22m investment is privately financed equally by shareholders and bank support.

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