Schmitz Cargobull moves into light truck and van bodies

Warrington, UK: Schmitz Cargobull is offering in the UK bodies for vans and light trucks for the first time.

Schmitz Cargobull’s V.KO Dry van bodies will be supplied as modular kits

Alan Hunt, managing director, Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland, says: “We’ve got decades of experience in box body and dry freight trailers and we’re a flexible business that pre-empts market changes.

“The growth in online shopping has turned our attention to last-mile logistics and we’re keen that operators of light commercial vehicles can benefit from our trademark light and robust build quality that offers huge potential to reduce costs.”

Schmitz Cargobull’s V.KO Dry van bodies will be supplied as modular kits to European commercial vehicle original equipment makers. The kits can be built by two people within two hours.

The box body kit consists of new GRP sandwich panels with a foam core. The 20mm thick panels are light and meet the DIN EN 12642 Code XL standard for load security.

A translucent roof and two-wing doors are included as standard, and optional extras such as access ladders are also available. Loads can be secured using airline rails – built as standard at the factory.

Custom load securing elements, such as lashing bars or combo-anchor rails, are also available. Load securing rails can be ordered in a height of 900 mm, or two rails in heights of 600 and 1,200 mm.

The van bodies are expected to be available in the UK this summer.