Meeting with the Driver’s Club and fan community at the Krone stand

Werlte/Nürburg, June 2018. Once again this year, Krone is an official sponsor of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (FIA ETRC) and is participating as an exhibitor at the Truck Grand Prix, which is taking place at the Nürburgring in the Eifel for the 33rd time.

With 115,000 visitors, the Truck Grand Prix is a major event of the ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. From June 29 to July 1, 2018, it unites motorists, long-distance drivers, truck fans and country fans from the logistics sector. As a semitrailer manufacturer, Krone is exhibiting its Profi Liner Ultra and also offers fan merchandise for drivers and motor sport fans in a swap body converted into a shop box. The practical travel trolley by Krone is particularly popular with long-distance drivers.

The expert audience takes advantage of the cooperation between Krone and the Czech game producer SCS Software to simulate a drive with the Euro Truck Simulator on various tractor units and semitrailers from Krone. Commenting on the event today, Ingo Lübs, Krone Commercial Vehicle Group’s Head of Marketing, said: “We are delighted to be back partnering the FIA European Truck Racing Championship once again in 2018. Truck Racing is more than just driving around in circles. It takes determination to be on top. It is about speed and mastering techniques and tactics. At Krone we never slow down when it comes to best performance in transport logistics.”

KRONE Commercial Vehicle Group

The Krone Group is among the market leaders in commercial transport manufacturing with its Commercial Vehicles division producing flatbed and semi-trailers, container chassis, swap systems, trailers and motor vehicle superstructures as well as CEP vehicles for parcel services.

Customer requirements go far beyond the vehicle. Krone offers a comprehensive service that includes telematics, spare parts, maintenance contracts, pan-European service partners and financing solutions. Furthermore, trailers and general transport equipment can be rented through Krone Fleet and used vehicles are available via Krone Used.

In-house components such as the Krone Trailer Axle and the ‘All-In-Krone Trailer’ ensure that customers can rely on just one contact person to handle all enquiries.

The annual turnover of the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group (Fahrzeugwerk Krone and subsidiaries) is 1.3 billion euros. While Krone manufactured around 52,000 vehicle units (around 41,000 semi-trailers plus almost 11,000 interchangeable systems) in the past fiscal year.

With 27.2 percent, Germany was the strongest sales market by country while the Western European countries are 43.8 percent and the Eastern European countries 21.6 percent respectively.

The Krone Commercial Vehicle Group employs approx. 2,500 personnel in the design and production of commercial vehicles and related trailer services in Werlte, Herzlake (both in Emsland/Lower Saxony), Dinklage (in Osnabruck), Lübtheen (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), and Tire in Turkey.