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Gray & Adams (Dunfermline) Ltd.

Gray & Adams is a progressive company that is built around the market. While the company traditionally specialised in the manufacture of vehicle bodies and trailers for the transportation of products at controlled temperatures, catering from 3.5 tonne upwards, the product portfolio has expanded in more recent years to include a wider range of dry freight and specialist vehicles for an extensive variety of applications.

Specifications for new trailers or bodies are always completely unique to meet each customer's individual requirements. Gray & Adams has always considered product quality to be of paramount importance and the combination of top quality materials and the latest design techniques has made Gray & Adams products renowned for their longevity, even under the toughest of operating conditions.

From the founding of the company, Gray & Adams has constantly evolved to meet the demands of the market.

First established in 1957 in Fraserburgh Scotland, Gray & Adams remains a privately owned business with four well established manufacturing sites within the UK and Ireland.

The company has continually invested in production sites in Fraserburgh, Dunfermline, Doncaster and Newtownabbey. Fraserburgh is the company's headquarters. Gray & Adams Ireland gained BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certification in August 2007, meaning that the company's four manufacturing facilities now all comply with the standard, giving customers assurance that they will always receive a high quality, consistent product.

More than fifty years on and Gray & Adams remains a family owned business with an annual turnover of almost £100 million and boasting a workforce of nearly 600 in total.

Through an unwavering commitment to product, service and site development, Gray & Adams remains at the forefront of the industry as the UK's leading manufacturer of bespoke trailers and vehicles for temperature-controlled and specialist applications.

Services and features

Gray & Adams specialist vehicle department is constantly developing products for niche markets. These products either come under the same temperature-controlled umbrella, but are specially designed for very particular operations, or are highly specified products that we have been able to transfer our knowledge, experience and skills to.

Other highly specified products include complex chick carrying vehicles, which are designed to facilitate very strict environmental conditions in order to minimise the discomfort and mortality of day-old chicks being transported from hatcheries.

A variety of refrigerated storage solutions are also manufactured, from cold stores and game larders to mobile packing units and mobile shop facilities. These products are all bespoke-designed to suit individual requirements and a diverse range of operations. They all incorporate a multitude of features that comply with UK health and safety regulations as well as legislation concerning food storage, such as measures to prevent food contamination and to increase safety for operators.

In the mobile shop facility set-up, for example, are usually comprised of two compartments: one for storing and transporting products at a controlled temperature and one for displaying and selling the products. Mobile units come equipped with washing, cutting and display facilities similar to a conventional shop. Side or rear doors open to display cabinets for selling produce to customers.

The production of vehicles for the transportation of persons in custody is a recent example of how Gray & Adams has added a new product to their portfolio, and in typical Gray & Adams style, has quickly dominated the market.

Gray & Adams has developed a unique expertise in the design and manufacture of these highly specialist vehicles. The custodial vehicle range varies in size from conversions of 3.5 tonne vans for 2-cell applications to 14-cell vehicles based on 12 tonne chassis.

Custodial vehicles are designed with priority given to the safety and security of prisoners and custodians. All vehicles in the range incorporate heating, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning that can be regulated from inside the body by the custodian. All Gray & Adams prisoner escort vehicles have passed temperature-control tests, which certify them as being safe for the transportation of personnel, regardless of the temperature or the amount of time spent in the vehicle. The testing procedure ensures that heating and air conditioning systems are capable of maintaining temperatures within the cells even in ambient temperatures up to 30oC.

All of the above expertise would stand Gray & Adams in good stead to offer products for the renewable energy industry. We could potentially get involved in the development and manufacture of products, not only for temperature-controlled applications, but items such as accommodation pods, MOD-type generator rooms or mobile workshops, etc. The above examples of our bespoke manufacturing capabilities should give you confidence that we have the expertise and facilities to do so. Any enquiry would be very welcome.

Facilities: Panel and chassis design and manufacture

People: Skilled workforce and management team

Technology: Technically advanced CNC machinery from leading European suppliers for panel production and bodywork assembly

Special skills: Leaders in design and manufacture in UK

Quality accreditations/approvals

ISO 9001: Yes

ISO 14001: Yes

OHSAS 18001 health and safety management standard

Services offered

  • Light fabrication

About this supplier

Gray & Adams (Dunfermline) Ltd.
Lyneburn Industrial Estate
Halbeath Place
KY11 4JT

Contact: Calvin Morrice, Managing Director
Tel: 01383 731707
Fax: 01383 730519

Market sectors

  • Oil and gas

Typical project values

  • Less than £100k
  • £100k-£500k

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