Econic as a swap body optimises production processes at Glen Dimplex.
During the occasional trips outside the Glen Dimplex factory premises in Kulmbach, the new Econic from Braun Trans causes quite a stir. Because to unknowing observers, it almost looks as if the containers are floating above the loading area. The reason for this rare sight: The Mercedes-Benz transports swap bodies complete with upright support legs.
Wanted: clever vehicle for clever production.
Background to the acquisition of the hydraulic swap loading system is Glen Dimplex's sophisticated production logistics at the Upper Franconian site. For the smooth production of the air-conditioning system technology, the required components are delivered directly to the production areas with swap bodies and via loading ramps. The intermediate products later flow along the same route for further processing and the end products for dispatch.
Folding and unfolding the support legs of the swap bodies would take up a lot of time during the countless factory transports - and thus cause costs. Therefore, the company, together with its transport service provider Braun Trans, looked for a vehicle solution that would make these work steps obsolete.