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24.09.2018 11:50

IAA 2018 | Study: A Lightweight Dry Freight Box Body – the Kögel Box Light


Hanover, 24th September 2018

  • Kögel dry freight box bodies – now with significantly more payload
  • Wide range of applications for temperature-sensitive goods

At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, Kögel is exhibiting a concept vehicle featuring the new Kögel Box Light in its 3-axle version with plywood walls and lightly insulated roof. With a low tare weight of 6,100 kilogrammes and up in the basic version, the Kögel Box Light boasts up to 730 kilogrammes of extra payload compared to the standard model. The new lightweight dry freight box body provides maximum payload alongside premium transport quality and protection from environmental influences and theft. With a wide range of equipment options, the trailer is also highly customisable in line with specific customer requirements.

Box body with plywood sides and insulated roof
The sturdy lightweight chassis, which uses the Kögel modular system, withstands every ramp and any forklift truck with its consistent modules, assemblies and components and its standard reinforced rear frame. The box body of the Kögel Box Light consists of 20 millimetre thick plywood composite panels with GFRP coating. The smooth GFRP surface makes the sides highly impact-resistant. They are also easy to clean.

The 40 millimetre thick insulated roof, produced in-house, comes with a high-quality, advanced and highly insulating special foam that is 100 percent CFC-free. The 30 millimetre thick floor for is designed for a forklift axle load of 5,460 kilograms. In addition, the Kögel Box Light has a load-securing certificate as standard, in accordance with DIN EN 12642 Code XL.

Kögel KTA trailer axle
The Kögel KTA trailer axles fitted on the lightweight box trailer are easy to maintain, whilst providing excellent tracking and reliability. The KTA's unique "double suspension", made from a soft rubber bearing and a spring steel wishbone, not only enhances the driving characteristics of the trailer but also reduces tyre wear.

A wide range of individual features
The Kögel Box Light is, of course, also available with a wide range of customised equipment for the most varied of applications. In the version on show at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, the inside of the front wall is fitted with a 12 millimetre thick and 1,250 millimetre high textured coated board to protect it from damage during daily use. For enhanced impact protection, the rear of the box is also equipped with rubber bumpers and a transverse Delta rubber profile on the end plate of the frame. This equipment prevents damage even in the harshest conditions. For optimum load-securing of partial loads, there are combination steel anchor rails mounted at a height of 800 millimetres on the side walls. A space-saving and custom-bonding mechanical roll-up door for fast turnover has also been installed on the trailer exhibited at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. With optional lightweight equipment such as aluminium rims, aluminium air tanks, an aluminium side guard and lightweight tyres, the Box Light dry freight box body has even more payload. To improve road safety and prevent turning accidents, this lightweight box is equipped with optional flashing side marker lights. Other individual equipment includes Kögel LUXIMA LED multi-chamber combination tail lights, an axle lift for the first axle, a toolbox and much more.

Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion
The entire vehicle frame of the Kögel Box Light is also given long-lasting protection against corrosion by nano-ceramic technology and cathodic dip-paint coating with subsequent UV painting.


Photo: Kögel Box Light

Your contact for further questions regarding this press release:

Patrick Wanner
Head of Public Relations
Phone + 49 82 85 88 – 12301
Fax + 49 82 85 88 – 12284
patrick.wanner(at)koegel.com

Kögel is one of the leading trailer manufacturers in Europe. Since it was established in 1934, the company has manufactured more than 550,000 trailers. With its commercial vehicles and solutions for freight-forwarding companies and the construction industry, the company has been providing 'Made in Germany' engineering quality for more than 80 years. During this period, it has maintained its passion for transport and innovation, enabling it to offer proven, long-lasting added value to freight-forwarding companies. The company headquarters and main production facility of Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG are located in the Bavarian town of Burtenbach. Kögel also has factories and offices in Ulm (Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic), Verona (Italy), Zwolle (Netherlands) and Moscow (Russia).

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