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Schmitz Cargobull AG
With an annual production of some 58,000* vehicles and around 5,758* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €2.026* billion in the 2016/2017 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.
*provisional figures based on the 2016/2017 business year
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Schmitz Cargobull AG
Telefon: +49 (2558) 81-0
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Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge
Registered office: Aktiengesellschaft
Steinfurt County Court: HRB 3009
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Our competent contacts are available at +49 30 435991-23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about the V.KO DRY van box kit.
Let us know what you need and we will contact you without delay.
1. Who collects the reusable transport chassis?
Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies organises the return transport after 21 calendar days at the latest. The reusable transport chassis is automatically collected from your premises unless another written agreement has been made.
2. Where can I find the assembly instructions?
The assembly instructions are available here
3. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver attachment parts?
Yes, we have compiled selections of various attachment parts for you. You can find an overview of the attachment packages here.
4. Can I also order a tail lift from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
No, not directly. You can find an overview of possible tail lift manufacturers here.
5. Where can I find the maintenance and care instructions?
You can find an overview of the maintenance and care instructions in the assembly instructions in our download area.
6. Can I also order a roof spoiler from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
Not directly. You can find a selection of possible manufacturers of roof spoilers and flaps here.
7. Is there a special enquiry form for Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
You can find our specification sheet in the download area.
8. Do I need special tools to assemble the kit?
We recommend using at least a pneumatic cartridge press for the two-component adhesives. You can find a detailed overview in our assembly instructions.
9. How long until the assembled kit can be used?
We recommend complying with the adhesive manufacturer’s usage instructions. If you follow the steps in our assembly instructions then the assembled box kit is ready for use after 24 hours (at a constant temperature of at least 15°C).
10. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver the screws and bolts needed for the assembly?
Yes, we supply all of the screws and bolts needed for the Schmitz Cargobull V.KO DRY van box kit. The workshop carrying out the assembly only needs to supply the material (such as bolts) required to attach the auxiliary l-beam to the chassis.
11. Can I obtain assembly templates from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
We are happy to work with you to create the necessary drawings so that you can draw up vehicle-specific assembly templates to save time during the assembly. Simply get in touch with us.
12. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver a lighting unit?
We deliver preassembled position lights (front and rear) along with the preassembled 3rd brake light as standard. Please order the side marking lights from the appropriate vehicle chassis manufacturer along with the tail lights required for the specific country.
[Translate to Englisch:] FAQ's
A full-range supplier. For decades, Schmitz Cargobull has been the European market leader for box vehicles for long-distance transport. Now it is applying its expertise to the 3 to 6 t vehicle class. The newly developed STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit is easy to order and has guaranteed rapid delivery and easy assembly. It is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL and, thus, effortlessly fulfils the standards of the next higher body class. The V.KO DRY is a secure investment with increased added value for customers. The completely new design is oriented on the high standards of the commercial vehicle industry with regard to its durability and service life and has been developed in close cooperation with leading providers. Whether for delivery services, moving companies, rental fleets, municipalities, tradesmen or wholesalers: the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit has been developed specifically for the compact class. It fits on every chassis and is available now.
The choice is yours: the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit is available in standard sizes – optimally designed to match the vehicle manufacturers’ specifications.
The STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit consists of newly developed sandwich panels with GRP covering layers. These are produced entirely at our own plant. The panels with a PU foam core are light, durable and only 20 mm thick. The standard design of the V.KO DRY features a translucent roof and 2-wing rear doors. A handle and ladder simplify entry and exit. The walls and the high quality aluminium profiles are available in a variety of white tones. The position lights at the front and rear along with the 3rd brake light are integrated into the profile and their electrical cabling factory fitted. The standard features include an LED roof light with a motion sensor.
Tail lift preparation
Sandwich roof (light insulation)
Reversing camera preparation
The completely newly developed STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit combines the modules so intelligently that the forces are absorbed optimally despite the lightweight design. The weight of the floor has been vastly reduced and the entire surface is fully load-bearing. This innovation enables more payload yet the lightweight design makes no compromises with regard to usage.
Schmitz Cargobull has drawn on its 40 years of sandwich panel production competence for the V.KO DRY. The perfectly fitting in-house production provides sturdy, modular components with a thickness of only 20 mm and which require no additional frame. Fully integrating the connecting profiles into the wall construction reduces the weight and, when combined with specially selected industrial adhesives, achieves a body strength which even fulfils the demanding standards of DIN EN 12642 Code XL. This has been proven with hydropulser tests using stresses of 40 g, which simulate a lifetime of multiple years within one month.
The key benefit of the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit is the significantly higher payload exceeding 1 t. As a result, the Schmitz Cargobull body achieves up to 10 % more payload* than a comparable sandwich construction – without making any compromises in manufacturing quality, durability and service life. The V.KO DRY is and remains an investment with high value retention – as reflected by its high resale value and exactly what you would expect from Schmitz Cargobull.
* The values can vary depending on the equipment and configuration.
Integrated load securing has to be simple in order to be actually used. It should also match the way you work. That is why you can choose from a range of different options. The airline rails fitted sideways on the floor are an integral part of the design and always included. They fulfil the DIN EN 12640 standard. A 150 mm high surrounding scuff rail is another integrated feature. The entire length, width and height of the body are usable.
We guarantee delivery of the kit within 14 working days*. This enables you to reliably schedule the assembly on the vehicle. Due to the maximum possible preassembly, assembling the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit is child’s play.
* As of clarification of the order details.
2 installation technicians require less than 2 hours to assemble the kit. The STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit from Schmitz Cargobull comes as a complete set with a maximum of 7 prefabricated modules. The intelligent joining technology with interlocking profiles makes assembling the box body quick and easy. Joining the modules with special industrial adhesive creates a highly durable bond. The factory fitted brackets on the l-beams are already prepared for the specific chassis.
See the assembly manual here.
You order the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit together with the chassis of your choice. Working together with your customer, you go through the options available on the order list. The V.KO DRY is ready for delivery after only 14 working days.
Comprehensive service is what distinguishes good products. This has long been a tradition of ours. Whether at your contract workshop or at our specially trained service partners – with Schmitz Cargobull all of your needs for your STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit are covered throughout its entire service life. Regardless of wherever your vehicle happens to be.
24 h Spare parts
Spare parts delivery in 24 hours* via the Schmitz Cargobull online spare parts portal EPOS.
1,300 service partners
Europe-wide service partner network with 1,300 specialist workshops for assembly, maintenance and repairs.
Certificates of approval for the V.KO DRY van box kit have been issued by the chassis manufacturers or have been applied for.
Warranty for the body extended from 2 to 3 years (option).
* Applies for 95% of the original spare parts in stock.
We are the experts for goods transport by road and that is why we are Europe’s leading manufacturer of trailers for long-distance and distribution transport. At 10 locations we produce trailers and bodies for transporting general cargo, box vehicles for temperature-controlled goods, for dry freight and for secure transport along with bulk goods models for the construction and agricultural industries. The entire production is based on an extremely flexible modular toolbox that utilizes intelligent manufacturing and production technologies for up to 13 million individual customer solutions. The comprehensive service covers the entire lifetime of our products and has long been an integral part of our efficient transport solutions. Schmitz Cargobull has stood for reliability and innovation and trust for more than 125 years. Our goal is always the shared success with our partners – you can also count on this with the STRATOPLAST V.KO DRY van box kit.