Ewals Cargo Care: The DIY fleet

From the April 2014 issue.

With over 3,000 trailers across Europe, Dutch company, Ewals Cargo Care, has gained renown for designing its equipment in-house.

Ewals Cargo Care (ECC) has acquired renown as a do-it-yourself fleet in Europe since it first got involved in the design of transport equipment in 1990. Back then, the company introduced the ‘Mega’ concept to the transport market – a curtain-sided semi in high-cube configuration specifically developed to serve the automotive industry. 

The new trailer type, which could boast a load volume of 100m3 and was suitable for intermodal use, transformed ECC into an automotive powerhouse virtually overnight. Designed by ECC and built by both German brand Krone and Belgian rival LAG, the Mega was based on wide and low tyres with a wheel dimension of only 19.5’’. 

Ever since the first Mega generation – dubbed XL – hit the road, ECC continued to pursue an ambitious in-house R&D agenda. The result is impressive: Since 2006, the entire Ewals fleet is compliant with the DIN EN 12642 load-securing standard.

Now the company has unveiled the second ‘Mega’ generation, named XLS, for cargo that has no fixed shape. According to the Dutch company, adding more versatility and strength to the fleet was the main motivation behind advancing the design.

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