German food logistics company, Wetralog, has purchased 15 premium freezer box trailers for its fleet from Kögel.
The international food forwarding company Wetralog is responsible for the entire logistics division of the Westfleisch Group and specialises in empty container logistics, livestock transport and factory traffic for the individual Westfleisch sites.
The forwarding company will primarily use the new Kögel refrigerated semi-trailers to transport meat for the specialist retail and wholesale industry.
To make the loading and unloading process as quiet as possible, Kögel coolers are fitted with low-noise aluminium floors as standard. In the floor area, the premium refrigerated boxes come with welded aluminium floor pans for increased hygiene and simpler cleaning. The floor pans also prevent moisture from penetrating the load-bearing structures, which significantly increases the service life and cost-effectiveness of the trailer.
These trailers also fulfil the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) requirements for safeguarding consumer health with regard to temperature-controlled food transports in international goods traffic.
The refrigerated boxes also comply with ATP/FRC requirements. The box bodies of the all-purpose refrigerated version of the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality trailers are composed of a high-quality, optimised, special foam polymer, which has strong insulating properties and is 100-percent CFC-free.
The robust, easy-to-maintain steel ceiling layer is also coated with hard PVC film on the inside. The 60-mm-thick walls, 85-mm-thick roof, and 125-mm-thick floor are made by Kögel and ensure a low thermal transfer coefficient (K-value). This efficient protection against temperature effects reduces energy consumption and cuts costs according to the manufacturer.
The trailers also come with a load-securing certificate as standard, in accordance with EN 12642 Code XL. This shows that they are particularly suitable for the form-locked transport of general cargo and palletised goods.
As requested by Wetralog, the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality trailers feature multi-level loading and anchor rails foamed directly into the walls for fast, reliable load-securing. For example, the 12 multi-level loading rails per side wall and their accompanying pallet carriers can be loaded with up to 33 Euro-pallets. A telescoping aluminium load-securing beam for the combination anchoring rails helps secure partial loads. For optimum protection of the front wall and the evaporator, as well as for improved airflow, the refrigerated boxes are equipped with the optional Kögel impact bulkhead. This bulkhead, which consists of individual aluminium V-profiles, is not only flexible and easy to dismantle for cleaning, but also provides the best protection, even under the toughest conditions. In addition to a pair of double steel traction rollers, there are two rows of rubber protective bumpers on the frame closure panel and a rubber protective strip mounted left and right of the portal frame. Other optional equipment includes a plastic fuel tank for the cooling device, an axle lift on the first and third axle, a steel lamp carrier, various LED lights and much more.
The freezer box trailers are also fitted with Kögel Telematics. The CoolTrailer telematics package includes the PosControl, TrailerControl, EBSControl and TempControl services. The Kögel Trailer telematics module of the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality refrigerated boxes sends data such as the trailer's position in real time, the coupling status, the EBS data, the room temperature, the refrigeration unit's operating mode, and parametrised setpoints to the Kögel Telematics web portal.
The Kögel Telematics Connectivity database not only allows Wetralog to display all the data acquired in the Kögel Telematics web portal and other fleet management systems, but also to import it into existing processes and a host of software systems in real time.
On Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality trailers, the entire vehicle frame is also provided with long-lasting protection against corrosion by the nano-ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with a coat of UV varnish.
(Image L-R: Jens Schroth, Sales Manager for the DACH region at Kögel, Jürgen Wemhoff, Managing Director at Wetralog, Josef Warmeling, Managing Director of Kögel, and Tobias Künne, Fleet Manager at Wetralog, in front of a Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality in the Westfleisch design.)