Kässbohrer designs robust, efficient coil transporter with Move Intermodal

Kässbohrer collaborated with Move Intermodal on a 45' light coil swap body – K. SWAU CC – to boost coil transportation efficiencies.

Designed and engineered by Kässbohrer to meet Move Intermodal’s operational needs and sustainability goals of the industry, K. SWAU CC is reported to pave the way for more efficient coil transportation.

Luc Driessen, CEO of Move Intermodal, Kees Winters, Operations Director South at Move Intermodal and Mehmet Önen, Head of Key Account Management at Kässbohrer attended the delivery ceremony.

“As Move Intermodal, we focus on intermodal transportation that lowers environmental impact and energy consumption,” said Driessen.

“Regularly, heavy coils were loaded onto the train with the help of 25' swap body vehicles. However, those swap body vehicles caused losses due to inadequate inner height and loading space in length during return freight.

“We required a more efficient and robust way of transporting heavy coils and we were sure that Kässbohrer was the right partner to develop innovative solutions. We have concentrated on the most efficient yet robust solutions for a long time and prototyping periods and in the end the only light coil swap body with 45' length – the K. SWAU CC – was created. We added 100 Kässbohrer coil swap body vehicles to our fleet.

“With the help of the walls inside the coil well, it is possible to carry heavy coils without the usage of stanchions that offer operational easiness and saves time.

“We are glad to develop a brand-new, innovative vehicle that provides advantages during coil transportation together with our reliable partner Kässbohrer,” he said.

“K.SWAU CC is making a difference with its robustness despite its tare weight equal to 4.500 kg that contributes to operational efficiency,” Winters added.

Önen said Kässbohrer is committed to customer satisfaction, developing new products and advancing trailer technology.

“As Europe’s pioneer in intermodal transport, Move Intermodal’s expertise has given us the support to dedicate our know-how and engineering expertise,” he said. “For intermodal transportation, we have been providing the complete product range that includes the lightest swap body on the market, K.SWAU CL, the recently launched biggest volume silo container, the award winning multi-functional container chassis and now, we are proud to respond to the market’s demand for more efficient coil transportation with our K.SWAU CC vehicle.”

Offered with three units of 2.150mm coil well and from 900 to 2,000mm coil diameter, Kässbohrer provides reliable coil transportation thanks to its robust chassis.

“As we are the only trailer manufacturer having both KTL and metallisation facilities, K.SWAU CC's chassis is unique – coated with KTL, as well as with partial metallisation on loading points and full metallisation on crane pockets,” Kässbohrer said in a statement.

“K.SWAU CC makes a difference with its advanced security features as well. Equipped with 6×2 units of coil pillar pockets and HD lashing rings, K.SWAU CC offers increased security during versatile operations. In compliance with Standard EN 12642 Code XL – VDI 2700, Kässbohrer light coil Swap Body is offered within total 98 different multi-point lashing points, each with 2.5 tonne capacity, and detachable 16×2 lashing rings on side rave of the chassis.

“Moreover, K.SWAU CC is the only light coil Swap Body offered with 7,2 ton forklift axle load capacity.

“Upper structure designed according to C45 transportation code with modular aluminum front wall and swing doors, K.SWAU CC has 34 euro pallet capacity.”

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