press release

Girteka impressed with Kögel Cool – PurFerro
Burtenbach, 4th of September 2013
Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality shows its full deployment
capability in Eastern Europe
With its more than 1,750 refrigerated box body trailers and more
than 400 platform semi-trailers, the Lithuanian company Girteka
Logistics is one of the largest forwarding companies in the Baltic
area. Up to now the forwarding company had placed its trust in
Kögel quality, particularly with its curtain-sider trucks. In order that
this trust be transferred to refrigerated vehicles, the forwarding
company is one of the first in Eastern Europe to carry out tests on
the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality. The new premium refrigerated
box body demonstrates that it is not only designed to cope with the
most varied of road conditions and day-to-day tough loading
operations, even under extreme conditions, but also that it is
ideally suited to the special market requirements of the transport of
fresh and frozen foods.
Girteka can rely on the following standard highlights
The Cool PurFerro quality scores with the new non-rotting, water-tight,
low wear and noise aluminium floor structure. The welded aluminium
trough in the floor area provides improved hygiene and a simplified
cleaning facility. Penetration of moisture into the support structure is
prevented by the aluminium trough. This considerably increases the
service life and economy of the refrigerated box trailer. The HACCP
safeguarding consumer health with regard to temperature-controlled
food transports in international goods traffic, and the ATP Directive, are
met by the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality.Using the premium refrigerated
box body also reduces noise generation during loading and unloading by
up to 10 decibels (dB) when compared with its predecessor model. The
reduction in noise emissions makes deliveries outside regulated opening
hours easier.
Box body with improved insulation
The panels that go to make up the box body are produced by Kögel
PurFerro GmbH & Co. KG, the sandwich panel competence centre that
is a member of the Kögel group of companies. They consist of a new
high-quality and highly-insulating special foam material that is 100
percent CFC-free. The 0.6 mm thick, robust, easy-to-maintain steel
covering layer is also coated with a hard PVC film on the inside. The 65
mm thick walls, 85 mm thick roof, and 125 mm thick floor are made
within the company and ensure a significantly improved thermal transfer
coefficient (K-value). This efficient protection against temperature effects
reduces the energy consumption and simultaneously saves costs. The
innovative constructive integration of the floor and frame has increased
space by 45 mm, permitting both better airflow and increasing the
internal height. 25 mm of the increase have been used for the floor and
ceiling insulating layers.
Different level rails and anchoring rails can, as an option, be
incorporated directly in the foam in the walls. This not only obviates
subsequent complicated installation, but it also helps the driver to secure
his load quickly and securely. In addition, the vehicle has, as standard, a
load-securing certificate in accordance with DIN EN 12642 Code XL.
Cathodic dip-paint coating: Long-term corrosion protection
The entire vehicle frames of all Kögel vehicles, including the new Kögel
Cool – PurFerro Quality, are permanently protected against corrosion by
subsequent UV varnishing.
Photo: Darius Kriukas, Organisation Development Director in the Girteka
Group and Marius Vitkauskas from UAB “Bene Trucks Lietuva” in front of
the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality
Your contact for any questions about this press release:
Volker Seitz
Head of Communication
Tel: + 49 82 85 88 – 12 3 06
Fax: + 49 82 85 88 – 12 4 24
Patrick Wanner
Tel: + 49 82 85 88 - 12 3 01
Fax: + 49 82 85 88 - 12 4 24
Kögel is one of the three leading trailer manufacturers in Europe. Since its
foundation in 1934 it has produced more than 500,000 vehicles. With its
commercial vehicles and solutions for the forwarding and construction
industries, the company can offer all the benefits of 75 years' worth of
engineering quality "made in Germany". Since that time it has maintained its
passion for transport and innovation, thus enabling it to offer proven longlasting added value for freight forwarders. The company headquarters and
main production facility of Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG are in the Bavarian
town of Burtenbach. In addition Kögel also has plants and premises in Neu-Ulm
(Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia),
and St. Petersburg (Russia). Thanks to the efforts of its approximately 1,000
employees, it achieved a sales figure of about €260 million in 2012.