Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Partnership Will Revolutionize Commercial Vehicle Organization

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, along with Sortimo International GmbH and Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, have formed a unique partnership to give mobile technicians the most innovative and organized mobility solutions for their commercial vehicles.  The new alliance forms a trio of industry leaders in their respective fields and will offer increased productivity and efficiency to mobile technicians both on and off the jobsite. 

Bo Knapheide, Knapheide’s Senior V.P. of Fleet & Industrial Products, commented on the partnership “We are asked on a daily basis for storage solutions that go beyond a Knapheide Service Body.  Customers are asking us to help them organize their commercial vehicles from their hardware to their tools.  This new solution will optimize organization in virtually any commercial vehicle, from compact vans to large trucks.”




An overwhelming number of mobile technicians are plagued with spending time searching for tools, accessories, or parts on their commercial vehicles which significantly reduces jobsite productivity.  Time is money among these professionals, so time lost searching for equipment can directly impact the company’s profitability.

 

The partnership delivers an exclusive and innovative storage solution to the marketplace.  The solution goes beyond secure tool storage in commercial vehicles, it includes customizable Sortimo BOXXes and equipment for your Bosch Power Tools, accessories, and parts to help keep the mobile technician organized.  This new system was designed to be placed within Knapheide Service or Utility Bodies and Sortimo Van Equipment.  Tracks enable the BOXXes to slide in and out of the compartments, drastically reducing time spent gathering tools and equipment for the jobsite. 

Knapheide, together with Bosch and Sortimo, will revolutionize organization within commercial vehicles by offering this new solution to customers across North America. 


About The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Since 1848 Knapheide has provided its customers with high quality, work ready transportation solutions. The Knapheide family has owned and operated the company since its inception over 160 years ago. Today, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer and provider of commercial vehicle solutions. Knapheide’s main manufacturing facility, Westphalia, is located in Quincy, Illinois and is over 480,000 square feet. Westphalia is highly automated and has the most technologically advanced equipment and processes in the industry. Products manufactured by Knapheide include: Service Bodies, KUV Bodies, Platform Bodies, Gooseneck Bodies, Dump Bodies, Forestry Bodies, Pick Up Accessories, Van Equipment, Mechanics Trucks, Water Trucks, and Fuel/Lube Trucks. Knapheide’s vast distribution system includes 200+ distributors strategically located throughout North America. The ability to evolve into new technology, processes, and products has made Knapheide the leader in the industry and allowed the company to move into new markets to better serve our distributors, fleet customers and end users.  For more information on The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, please visit www.knapheide.com

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization.  As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence.  With 18,000 employees world wide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.  For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com

About Sortimo International
Sortimo International is one of the leading companies in the area of professional equipment systems for commercial vehicles. Its customers are automobile manufacturers and suppliers, leasing companies, after-sales companies and service providers with service vehicles. The joint venture entity, Sortimo of North America Incorporated, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, began its operations in 2008 to sell and distribute products manufactured by Sortimo International, service its global customers and offer ship-through packages for a variety of commercial vehicles.

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