FCL Event Logistics, which specialises in festival and conference logistics, has added three Krone Dry Liners to its fleet.
The Thatcham-based company, which runs 30 trucks and 22 trailers, transports sound and lighting equipment to events, exhibitions, conferences and festivals across the UK and Europe for clients in the telecommunications, broadcasting, sports and catering sectors.
The fleet additions, which were purchased as a response to winning new contracts, include one with a special black paint job.
“We painted one of our tractor units in a very distinctive metallic black for a client,” explained logistics manager for FCL Event Logistics Martin Cowie. “When the contract came to an end the truck still had relatively low mileage, so we wanted to keep it in the fleet, but needed a trailer to match it. Krone came up with the goods, colour-matching the trailer to our truck.”
The Krone Dry Liners it bought use Krone’s universal modular chassis, which features welded assembly and a robust bulkhead connection. For increased stability in the event of collision damage, the chassis is equipped with a raised front rail as standard.
Two of the Dry Liners are STGs, a model that was launched in November at the IAA Transportation Show. They feature galvanised steel cassette side walls, and a front wall made out of trapezium-shaped steel plates. Inside, the body is protected by a lateral, double-walled, forklift collision protection system with bulk material drain. Above this, the side walls have a full-surface keyhole system, and 13 pairs of lashing rings integrated in the floor provide load security. Meanwhile, the black trailer is a Dry Liner STP, with plywood side wall body and tail lift.
Cowie added: “We have had Krone trailers from the day we started the business 13 years ago. They are well-priced and we find them very reliable. We did try trailers from another supplier but have moved back to Krone and are happy with the latest additions to our fleet – in fact, we have ordered another two. Overall, the service from Krone UK has always been good and spare parts are never a problem.”