Kässbohrer Outlook: Together to the Next 125 Years

09 January 2023

Leading semi-trailer manufacturer Kässbohrer highlights ‘together to the next 125 years’ in 2022, underlining the importance of a wide ecosystem of innovation and partnerships to advance the trailer industry towards sustainability.

Continuing its sustained success achieved together with its customers, meeting their needs together with the focused localized organization all around Europe, competent R&D, ever-expanding after-sales network as well as finance solutions with leading leasing companies, throughout the year Kässbohrer proceeded with Enginuity to meet its customers’ unmet needs.

Kässbohrer launched new vehicles for city, general cargo, intermodal, construction, agriculture, and liquid transportation and won 2nd place at the Trailer Innovation 2023 Award in the category 'Safety'. Kässbohrer also continued to digitalize its business operations.

“Continuing to be one of the top choices of the logistics sector”

Thanks to its engineering competence and customer-centric ingenuity Kässbohrer meets the needs of its customers in more than 55 countries while expertly supplying efficient, safe, high-quality, long-lasting, innovative vehicles to all logistics sectors, together with its strong local teams.

The leading semi-trailer Kässbohrer is among the overall Top 3 choices in the Netherlands and Sweden. Kässbohrer is among the top 3 in tank and silos in Germany. For heavy haulage, Kässbohrer is the market leader in low beds in Poland, among the Top 3 in France with Platforms. With its strong local organization, Kässbohrer is rapidly meeting its customers’ needs in Italy by doubling its sales and in Spain tripling its sales.

“Vehicle Launches continuously meeting the transformation of logistics industry”

Ms. Türken highlighted the innovative spirit of Kässbohrer with 18 new vehicles with over 50 innovations presented to the industry including 9 new vehicles presented during the IAA Transportation 2022 fair.

"Kässbohrer proudly presented its newest innovations for increasing efficiency in intermodal operations, liquid transportation as well as heavy haulage transportation, taking its customers’ operations to the next level. Kässbohrer while working for the needs of the future, continues to provide solutions for today’s need for transformation.

With Enginuity, Kässbohrer will keep developing new vehicles and services to meet the unmet needs of its customers as well as addressing sustainability goals.

“Continuing its Tradition, Kässbohrer is the proud winner of the Trailer Innovation Awards 2023”

Adhering to its motto „Enginuity”, the combination of “Engineering” and “Ingenuity”, Kässbohrer constantly invests in its competent R&D and engineer products and services to take its customers’ business to the next level together the next 125 years.

With its widest range of innovations, Kässbohrer has competently innovated in all categories of the most prestigious Trailer Innovation Awards, respectively; Body, Chassis, Components, Concept, Environment, Safety, and Smart Trailer, winning a total of 6 awards.

Continuing its tradition, in Trailer Innovation 2023 Awards, Kässbohrer won 2nd place in the category 'Safety' with its Integration Protection Device alongside its two nominations with its Augmented Proactive Driving Support in the category 'Concept', and 360 Degree Experience of Digital Twins in the category ‘Smart’.

“Kässbohrer invests further in services & digitalizes its spare parts operations”

Kässbohrer keeps investing and developing its services to meet the needs of its customers Europe-wide.

Kässbohrer after-sales services are audited competent service points, 97,6% of which can perform maintenance and repair work on all general cargo, bulk and liquid goods, intermodal as well as construction, and heavy haulage sectors. The network reached 668 competent service points in 2022.

In spare parts operations, Kässbohrer continues its infrastructure and digitalization investments. The main spare parts depot for Northern Europe, Goch has been expanded, serving 156.000 parts. As individual customer care is a priority at Kässbohrer, dedicated spare parts teams handle all requests making also use of updated EPC (Electronic Parts Catalog)

Ms. Türken highlights the developments of EPC " Taking care of every request personally & digitally, Kässbohrer’s spare parts team improved its Electronic Parts Catalog with a total of 12 developments as feedback from its customers. Kässbohrer accordingly launched its new user-friendly interface in 2022. Together with the new personalized interface, the Goch, Ulm, and Lyon spare parts warehouses are seamlessly integrated, and our teams can fulfill our customers’ requests much more efficiently.

Kässbohrer’s K-Finance, providing competitive financing options on all its product ranges has developed in 2022 as well. Already existing collaboration with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in France and Spain has extended to Germany in 2022. Kässbohrer works with EFL in Poland and with Unicredit in Italy to present competitive financial solutions to its customers.

“Fully competent in all sustainability transformation needs and working together with all stakeholders”

İffet Türken further elaborates on the importance of more efficient and sustainable vehicles for the future: "As the transport sector welcomes the new European climate law, committed to at least 55% carbon emission reduction by 2030, an ambitious transition awaits our industry pending further legislation. In this time of transforming the transport business, Kässbohrer is equally competent in all technologies and vehicle developments to work with our customers for their unique need for transition.

Addressing multiple carbon emission-reducing solutions at the same time by working closely with our customers, stakeholders, associations, and universities in a wide ecosystem of innovation, Kässbohrer continues to develop, the next generation of higher capacity vehicles such as already on road  32m combinations in countries where the transport is permissible, as well as Super Eco Combi developments, innovation award nominee 14.98m curtainsider, it’s unrivaled intermodal range as well as investing further in smart technologies for future digital integration."