About Us 

We are one of the leading German manufacturers of refrigerated and insulated truck bodies for light trailers, vans and trucks. Our factory is located in Baden-Württemberg, in the Rhine-Neckar-Region. We provide our products to any industry that has the need to move temperature sensitive goods. These include the food trade, the food industry and their service providers such as freight forwarders and logistics companies, rental companies, etc. Also, the pharmaceutical industry is an important branch of our market.

KRESS products are the skilful combination of individual problem solving with serial production methods. Our program is constantly expanding and constantly being optimized. The result of this intensive development work in conjunction with efficient manufacturing processes are particularly efficient vehicles that are tailored in detail to your individual requirements.
To make sure, that you always have contact person, our employees are always on the road near you. Whatever questions or problems you may have - we are always here for you and advise you individually, professionally at your site. The KRESS service partner network throughout the country ensures maximum availability of your vehicles. 

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In 1910 the millwright master Adam Johann Kress started a millwright firm.

This firm had been carried on and further developed by the son of the founder Heinrich Kress. In the years after 1950 the manufacturing of agricultural equipment and vehicles had been added on. After the joining of Walter Kress, the grandson of the founder, the foundation stone had been laid for todays manufacturing of utility vehicles and vehicle bodies.

In 1962 Walter Kress took over the firm under his name. In the same year Walter Kress has built a first production hall for the automotive industry. In 1974, an additional, spacious production and administration building has been added. The Kress Fahrzeugbau GmbH was founded on 1.1.1981 and took over the sole proprietorship of Walter Kress. In 2001, the management of the company has been taken over by Joachim Kress, son of Walter Kress.


The company was active from the outset, in general, especially in the commercial vehicle and trailer construction. The products included the full range of car trailer, starting with small platform trailers to construction equipment and vehicle bodies of all kinds. As the demand for ever-larger vehicles grew, the program had been extended upwards to a vehicles with total weight of 20 tons.
Based on market analysis the company has specialized since 1996 in the specialty of refrigerated vehicles. This product area now constitutes 95% of the total sales of the company:

  • Especially in the field of refrigeration, manufacturing capacities were extended. Refrigerated vehicles, refrigerated, insulated van bodies for trucks and vans, refrigerated containers.
    The products are known under the brand name CoolerBox.
    The applications of our products are in the following areas: food logistics, meat transport, temperature-controlled distribution, catering, etc.

  • Another focus has been established in the trailer area. Trailers up to 3500 kg gross weight.
    The products are known under the brand name MultiCooler and EuroCooler.
    The applications of our products are in the following areas: food logistics, meat transportation, beverage cooling, catering, event logistics.

Especially in times when food is on everyone's lips, the customer consideres the quality of the goods more critical than ever. From these circumstances out KRESS has set a goal to offer innovative products with rational and efficient solutions. With a newly developed insulated body for refrigerated vans and trucks and a new generation of small refrigerated trailers modern accents have been set. The trailer program is characterized by the professional workmanship and excellent insulation properties. The new models are produced in series and supplied with numerous options.