Innovation is the great strength of Kögel Fahrzeugwerke, one of the major European manufacturers of semi-trailers. In early 2008, leading the way in its sector, the company switched to the new TecTalis metal pretreatment in its production process instead of traditional zinc phosphating, the former standard for industrial conversion coating. The advantages are a considerable reduction in the burden on the environment, without compromising quality in any way, and enhanced reliability of the pretreatment.
If you know where to look, you can easily read the name of the manufacturer of a semi-trailer as you overtake it. The name is on the back of the trailer, above the license plate, and one name that is encountered more and more often on European roads is Kögel. The long-established manufacturer is headquartered in Burtenbach near Ulm, and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of semi-trailers. Kögel’s consistent policy of innovation has brought a steep rise in sales in recent years, and the company is currently growing faster than the market. In 2007, Kögel’s sales surged by an incredible 67 percent, and further strong growth is anticipated in the current year.