CV Show 2016: Kässbohrer expands for UK market
Semi-trailer manufacturer Kässbohrer has revealed it is planning an expansion across its UK operation.
The Turkish-owned firm is showing several trailers on its stand, including a 4-axle low-bed K.SLA 4 offering enhanced manoeuvring capability in the toughest working conditions.
There is also the K.STC 30, a 30m3 tanker for the transportation of dangerous chemicals. This tanker is fitted with tri-axle SAF disc brake axles and air suspension, mounted on a stainless steel sub-frame. It is also equipped with WABCO parking sensor and braking system.
Finally it will be showing its heavy-duty trailer specifically designed for the UK market.
The K.SPW.XS is designed for coupling with 6x2 as well as 6x4 tractor units.
The company is planning to double its aftersales service points in the UK this year, from 10 locations to 20.
Iffet Turken, board member for business development at Kässbohrer, said: “With our vast experience in engineering the optimal products for a specific market, we have already developed semi-trailers in line with the needs of our customers in the UK.”
CV Show 2016: Eurocargo draws the crowds
The International Truck of the Year 2016 proved a must-see exhibit on the opening day, with Iveco’s New Eurocargo featuring both on its stand in Hall 5 and its dual outdoor exhibition areas.
Iveco said “the truck the city likes” has set the benchmark in Europe as the first medium-weight truck to comply with the upcoming Euro-6 Step C standard, which becomes mandatory on 31 December 2016.
This ensures its on-board diagnostics system is ahead of the forthcoming legislative requirements.
Speaking on the first day of the show, Stuart Webster, MD of Iveco, said: “There’s been a lot of interest in New Eurocargo, and the feedback has been fantastic. The new cab is a big hit and the team have been taking a lot of enquiries. It’s reinforced why it was so important for Iveco to be here with our biggest line-up of vehicles ever.”
The manufacturer added that the New Eurocargo is also the only Euro-6 truck in its class to adopt a single anti-emission system, Iveco’s patented HI-SCR system with passive diesel particulate filter. The HI-SCR technology does not change the combustion process, instead working with a fresh air intake rather than relying upon exhaust gas recirculation.
Iveco explained this makes HI-SCR simple, reliable and lightweight, and, above all, regenerates the DPF without vehicle downtime or work required by the driver.
Securing the International Truck of the Year title for 2016 has seen Iveco make history as the first manufacturer to hold three such awards within its current LCV and HGV ranges. It follows the Iveco Daily winning International Van of the Year 2015 and the Stralis clinching International Truck of the Year 2013.