The logistics industry is facing many challenges and opportunities, with digitisation and sustainability being the main ones. The switch to zero emission vehicles is just the first step into make supply chains sustainable. To transition the entire logistical system to a sustainable usage of raw materials and energy – a wider transition is required. The limited and uncertain availability of raw materials ,now and in the future, creates a growing challenge for the industry. Therefor a transition to a circular economy with the use of fewer raw materials and resources is required. Hence, the development of product designs and smart maintenance that extend the lifespan of products. Innovative solutions like Smart Industry, Predictive Maintenance and PaaS (Product as a Service) will encourage and allow manufacturers to do so.
Kraker Trailers is constantly working on expanding its dealer and service network, which now also includes Setanta Vehicle Sales North for support in Ireland. This company serves as the point of contact for sales and maintenance in that region.
Ease of use and driver safety are important aspects in the development of the moving floor trailers. The new folding bumper is a good example of this as Kraker takes transport efficiency to the next level. Gert Vlastuin Transport underlines this fact.
One of the most frequently used components in a moving floor trailer is the roller tarpaulin. It is opened and closed countless times in a trailer's life. It plays an important role, but what do you actually know about the material of this very important part of your trailer? At Kraker you can choose from various options.
Since its foundation in 1895, Kraker has built anything that is supported by wheels. This continued until Jan de Kraker decided in 1989 to focus exclusively on the development and production of moving floor trailers. This turned out be smart decision, because Kraker took Europe by storm with this product. Developments followed at a rapid pace. New types were developed, new markets were entered and the customer base grew. Jan de Kraker saw a plan unfold in his head. What if you develop a trailer that you assemble with screw connections, just like trucks and aeroplanes? This would give you a very strong, bolted trailer with a long service life that can come with a unique guarantee. An intensive period of work followed, which resulted in the K-Force.