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Viamaster gain extra load capacity with Krone’s lightweight Profi Liners

Viamaster, one of the UK’s leading logistics providers, is maximising groupage capacity on their Italian round trip service thanks to the increased internal height of their new Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone.

Also, the company is experiencing safer, faster and more secure loading owing to the flexibility provided by Krone’s Multi Safe system: with strapping points every 100mm along the side rave- 126 per side – each with a 2 tonne rating and accessible from inside the trailer, Multi Safe load securing brings greater efficiency and safety to Viamaster’s diverse transport operation.

In addition to their overnight pallet delivery service, Viamaster provides International groupage and mixed freight services into France and Italy including automotive parts, oil and gas industry supplies and related machinery. For this aspect of the operation, where overhead access is required, the Profi Liner’s sliding roof provides time saving and efficient loading.

The new trailers are certified to the European standard for structural integrity – EN 12642 Code XL , which is standard on all Krone curtainsiders and necessary for multiple European assignments.

"This is an important factor when competing in a busy European market" comments Viamaster International Director, Paul Pedley. "Trailer equipment these days needs to combine strength, low tare weight, flexible loading and safety with low cost of ownership and good residual value. These Profi Liners achieve all of this and enable Viamaster to provide a fast, efficient and dependable service."

For additional protection during ramp loading, theProfi Liners are fitted with a bespoke-designed steel rear bumper with shock absorbing rubber buffers. The floor meanwhile, is high strength ply with a phenolic coating and rated for 7 tonnes fork lift axle loading. Long term corrosion protection is ensured through Krone’s unique KTL primer and powder coating process.

Viamaster, whose express delivery service works in conjunction with Palletforce and Partnerlink, operates 50 tractor units and 100 trailers from its base in Castleford, West Yorkshire. The family owned business has expanded its service over four decades to provide transport, warehousing, training and global freight services. Paul Pedley is clear regarding the key to its success:

"Our reputation for reliability is built on many years’ experience and providing the highest quality equipment and service. It’s what we expect from our supplier partners and in turn, what our customers expect from us!"

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