European transport business, Ambrogio, has taken delivery of 50 light Container Chassis K.SHG L and 100 Swap Body K.SWAU C from Kässbohrer.
Ambrogio was founded by Domenico Ambrogio in 1957 and has partnered with Kässbohrer since 1991.
During the delivery ceremony where Livio Ambrogio, President of Ambrogio, Awes Botello, Ambrogio’s Terminal and Fleet Manager, Çetin Nuhoglu, President of Kässbohrer, and Mehmet Önen, Kässbohrer’s Head of Key Account Management attended, Ambrogio, Nuhoğlu and Önen shared their thoughts about their strong partnership.
Ambrogio stated: ”We first cooperated with Kässbohrer in 1991. In the past, we always used Swap Body that has the external length of 12.500 mm and decided to make an investment for 100 Kässbohrer Swap Body that has the external length of 13.600 mm.
As an aspect of our partnership, we have tried upgraded 13.600mm Kässbohrer Swap Body for 6 months. Tested and validated first hand, K.SWAU C provides lower cost in operations with stowing and freight opportunity. As a result of this process, we have surely made our investment of 100 Kässbohrer Swap Bodies. Complementing our Swap Body investment, we have decided on an investment of 50 Kässbohrer Light Container Chassis providing payload advantage without compromising its performance and robustness. We will operate in Italy with 35 of them, in Belgium with 9 of them and in Germany with 6 of them. The support from sales and after sales teams make it easy and efficient to work with Kässbohrer. We will continue our long-term partnership.”
Nuhoğlu said: “As Kässbohrer, our main priority is to make developments to satisfy our customers’ operational needs with our widest range of product and services. We greatly value our partnership with Ambrogio.”
Önen added: “Ambrogio has the largest Swap Body fleet in Europe and as a result of their trust in Kässbohrer, we delivered 100 Swap Body K.SWAU C and 50 Light Container Chassis K.SHG L, lastly. Built to highest quality, our Swap Body K.SWAU C provides maximum efficiency and our robust Light Container Chassis K.SHG L has detach and plug container lock technology to carry both 40 ft and 45 ft containers. Additionally, lower fuel consumption is provided with tare weight of 3.900kg. Our focus is to meet the operational needs of our partners’ in services with fast sales and after sales support.”
Kässbohrer has confirmed the features of the Light Container Chassis K.SHG L. The tare weight is reportedly 600kg less than a standard container chassis and is engineered to handle 40’ and 45’ HC containers. The light chassis has two king pin positions and the second king pin position is suitable for 6×2 trucks. This particular design allows for safe, easy loading of containers with only four locks.
Kässbohrer also detailed its Swap Body K.SWAU C, highlighting that it is engineered for environmentally friendly intermodal transportation. This trailer build has up to C64 transportation code and 34 euro pallet capacity and provides ‘maximum efficiency’ with its 4,850kg tare weight. It is also equipped with K-Fix Load Security System and provides 128 different strapping points each with 2.5 tonne capacity on a special side rave design. K.SWAU C has a load security certification for all roof lifting positions.
Kässbohrer’s broad after sales services are developed to take care of its customers, and wide after sales and spare parts services in Europe compliments their operations.