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Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

March 08, 2018

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide
Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Knapheide has committed to increasing its portfolio of aluminum truck bodies and the two new products are the latest efforts. In order to build aluminum truck bodies, Knapheide had to take a new approach to design, testing, and manufacturing, according to the company.

“When designing aluminum truck bodies, we knew that we had to have a solution that was no compromise in durability,” said Chris Weiss, vice president of engineering. “That is why we took a clean sheet approach and dedicated our experienced engineers to create these designs.”

Knapheide invested in a highly automated manufacturing facility tasked to build the new aluminum truck bodies. The new facility employs fabrication and assembly techniques aimed at efficient manufacturing operations. Knapheide subjected its aluminum truck bodies to a comprehensive testing program in an engineering lab, on dedicated proving grounds, and in the real world.

Aluminum truck bodies from Knapheide are now available and can be ordered through Knapheide’s North American distribution network.

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