Franzosini orders rail-loadable Kögel trailers

Kögel Cargo Rail: ideal for multimodal transport

The Swiss forwarding company, SA Luciano Franzosini, based in Chiasso in the canton of Tessin, have chosen new Kögel Cargo Rails. With more than 70,000 transports a year, the forwarding company founded in 1929 is not only among the most important forwarding companies in Tessin; it is also one of the top 50 in Switzerland. With the new rail-loadable Kögel trailers, Franzosini is not only replenishing its vehicle fleet but also making a significant contribution to protecting the environment. With the combination of the two modes of transport by road and rail, the forwarding company is cleverly taking advantage of the ecological and economic benefits of both systems, providing valuable synergies for their customers.

Kögel Cargo Rail

The trailers designed for multimodal transport are equipped with a reinforced chassis frame. The gripper edges integrated into the frame, a gripper jaw tarpaulin protection and special axles in a rail design allow the Cargo Rail trailers to be loaded on rails. The new trailers are designed for the flexible loading onto the most common rail pocket wagons of type c, d, e, f, g and h. Of course, the trailers are also certified according to DIN EN 12642 Code XL and are therefore approved for transport by express freight train at speeds up to 140 km/h. The standard Kögel integral roof tarpaulin also guarantees improved handling with an open roof. Thanks to the roof straps being integrated in the roof tarpaulin, sagging straps are a thing of the past. This eliminates the straps snagging on the load.

Franzosini individual equipment

In addition to the previously mentioned individual equipment, Franzosini has opted for further optional accessories. A mechanical-hydraulic lifting roof increases the lateral and rear transfer height to more than three metres. This makes loading and unloading even easier. A 720-millimetre-long transition plate, made of steel chequer plate, is mounted above the rear end beam. To protect the interior of the front wall from damage during everyday use, it has been fitted with a two-millimetre-thick steel sheet, which is 2,500 millimetre high. For enhanced impact protection, the rear of the vehicle is equipped with reinforced steel rubber bumpers. An eight-millimetre-thick lateral steel bracket, extending over the entire width, and locking cam protection, mounted centrally on the end plate of the frame, completes the trailer's impact protection. Additional special equipment includes a fire extinguisher, a toolbox, an odometer, an axle lift for the first axle and much more.

Cathodic dip-paint coating: lasting protection from corrosion

On the Kögel Cargo Rail too, the entire vehicle frame is given long-lasting protection against corrosion by nano ceramic technology and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with a coat of UV varnish.