Trailer manufacturer wins top innovation award

Gray & Adams has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its double-deck trailer design.

The company was one of just 66 businesses nationwide to receive the honour – one of the UK’s highest business accolades – in 2020.

From humble beginnings in 1957, the company has grown to become the UK market leader in temperature-controlled manufacturing, with an annual turnover in excess of 150 million pounds and employing over 700 people across the Group.

Its trailers can now be found at all points of the cold chain from farm to fork, with double deck trailers now on the fleets of most major supermarkets, including Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Iceland, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, as well as blue-chip household brands like DPD, John Lewis Waitrose, M&S and Warburtons.

Joint managing director, Peter Gray, said, “In these challenging times, we very much hope the recognition this prestigious award brings will bring a small amount of cheer and encouragement to our employees in the North East of Scotland, and across the UK.

“We are massively appreciative of our highly skilled engineering teams and our manufacturing operatives that allow us to produce our world-class products. We would also like to thank our very loyal customers and partners, without whose assistance and support we would be unable to enjoy such highly respected recognition.”