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Neuigkeiten bei KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge

We strive to continuously improve and further develop our products. In order for you to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments at KRESS, we often publish our news in trade publications. We have recently published the following:

Internorga: The multi-temperature refrigerated transporter- high payload capacity for many uses

Internorga: Nutzlaststarke Multitemp-Kühltransporter für viele Einsatzzwecke

For this reason the refrigerated vehicle specialist KRESS displayed two different refrigerated transporters at   INTERNORGA 2019 with the aerodynamic refrigerated CoolerBox2.0. Each model featuring two chambers with different features.... 


Permanently efficient- the strategy for economical refrigerated transportation

Permanent effizient – die Strategie für wirtschaftliche Kühltransporte

Transporting temperature-sensitive products in a more economic , cost-effective and yet temperature-safe? The efficient solution: optimizing the weight of refrigerated truck bodies via their aerodynamic design ...


Mit dem richtigen Kühlfahrzeug wird Ihre Kühllogistik effizienter

Mit KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge wird Ihre Kühllogistik effizienter

Und was ist das richtige, effiziente Kühlfahrzeug? Es ist genau auf den jeweiligen Einsatzzweck hin optimiert, entsprechend spezifiziert und ausgestattet: eine wirtschaftlich und ökologisch sinnvolle Lösung für viele tausend Kilometer im rentablen temperaturgeführten Transport. ...


IAA 2018 außerordentlich erfolgreich – ein Dankeschön

KRESS Messeteam auf der IAA Nutzfahrzeuge

Viele, viele Besucher, Interessenten und Kunden informierten sich auf der IAA Nutzfahrzeugmesse über die mehr als ein Dutzend Varianten des Aerodynamik-Thermo-Aufbaus CoolerBox2.0 ...


IAA 2018: Efficiency lowers refrigeration transport costs

Mercedes-Benz Antos Kühlfahrzeug

12 efficient refrigeration vehicles at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in Hannover demonstrate how lowering costs in refrigeration logistics works....


11 refrigerated vehicles mounted with the KRESS efficiency-driven refrigated truck body CoolerBox2.0 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018

Streetscooter Kühlfahrzeug

With an electric, natural gas and diesel motor: from the fully electric refrigerated street scooter to the two-chamber van with CNG-engine to our multi-temperature local delivery trucks with an 18 pallet truck body......

With electric, natural gas and diesel motors: from the fully electric refrigerated StreetScooter to the two-chamber van with CNG-engine to our multi-temperature local delivery trucks with an 18 pallet truck body.

„Temperature-controlled distribution transport requires useable refrigerated vehicle solutions, efficient to the last detail. Optimized for the use intended ", explainsJoachim Kress. The managing director of the refrigerate truck experts continues :

„Only in this way can our customers successfully reach their logistics goals in an economically and ecologically reasonably manner. Not just on the so-called 'last stretch'. But also on all the kilometers before that. A refrigerated vehicle has to function as a whole in a highly efficient fashion- and it has to perform at this level for several 100 000 kms which represents its life span.  .".

Streetscooter Kuehlfahrzeug 1 295x250 Kühlfahrzeug mit Elektroantrieb


In Hannover KRESS presents the latest generation of our aerodynamic refrigerated truck bodies

In Hannover KRESS presents the latest generation of our aerodynamic refrigated truck bodies from September 20th to 27th in hall 27, E10 stand as well as at the outdoor grounds at the KRESS exhibit area T 09.

Not to mention at the exhibits of our various business partners with whom KRESS Nutzfahrzeug GmbH has been working together for years.

The  new refrigerated vehicles powered by CNG-motors (Compressed Natural Gas) are bound to attract a lot of interest. They offer economically and ecologically viable alternatives for distributor transport within the inner city as well as between regions.

The refrigerated StreetScooter StreetScooter, with an electric motor and electric refrigeration system was already a big hit at the INTERNORGA in the spring. With its aerodynamic body it represents an efficient option for all those in inner city transport who want to be both fast and 'clean'. And it looks great too.

The aerodynamic KRESS refrigerated truck bodies are also ideal for diesel motors of the latest models. Professional visitors at the IAA Commercial Vehicles can get a clear picture themselves of these innovative new possibilities.

And let's not forget one thing: the aerodynamic design of the KRESS refrigerated and thermal truck bodies reduces fuel consumption regardless of the type of motor.

IAA Nutzfahrzeuge 2018


Save on Costs- and on Tolls-even after the 1st of July 2018

Trucks from 7.5 tons must also pay tolls starting on 1st July  2018 on all federal roads.
What is to be done? Well, KRESS has had the corresponding refrigerated vehicle among its products for years already:

  • Already in 2015 KRESS displayed the payload giant  IVECO Daily 72  refrigerated truck body, with the CoolerBox2.0, capable of transporting almost 4 tons of cargo without paying a toll.
  • the  KRESS Durchlade-Zug in van class transports 2.5 tons of temperature-controlled, flexible and toll-free cargo.
IVECO-Daily Kühlfahrzeug


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Coming soon: shorter delivery times at KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge – Our production hall expansion project is on schedule!

Please follow our construction progress on the KRESS Facebook page.


KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge erweitert

KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge erweitert


Brief Description of KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge

KRESS Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a mid-sized company which has been specializing for over 20 years in the development and production of economical, efficient refrigerated trucks and truck bodies of the highest quality. Located in Meckesheim, near Heidelberg we produce over 500 refrigerated vans, trucks and truck bodies to the specification of customers from a variety of industries. KRESS works together with all leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. KRESS delivers directly from our plant or via commercial vehicle retailers. We have service partners all over Germany as well as in neighbouring countries. 



Effiicent food service and fresh food logistics with practical multi-chamber temperature-controlled vehicles

3-Kammer Multitemperatur-Fahrzeug

No one can overlook the trend to consolidate various product lines when supplying large-scale commercial customers. Multi-temperature refrigerated vehicles are obviously the right choice for an economically feasible solution  ...

No one can overlook the trend to consolidate various product lines when supplying large-scale commercial customers. Multi-temperature refrigerated vehicles are obviously the perfect choice for an economically feasible solution...

„One stop supplying of large-scale commercial customers in the food industry- for example, gastronomy, industrial kitchens, food retail service, gas stations, bakeries- who have a variety of products which all have to be kept at different temperatures can save a lot of kilometers in transportation and thus lead to real cost savings", concluded Joachim Kress, Managing Director of North-Baden refrigerated vehicle specialist KRESS. „Of course the refrigerated vehicles have to be properly equipped for the task! .".


Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer Schema Querteilung

Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer Schema Längsteilung 2-Kammer

Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer Schema Längsteilung 3-Kammer


What does the ideal refrigerated vehicle need for efficient temperature-controlled delivery service involving perishables?

The most important matter is that the goods ordered arrive at their destination in perfect and of course sanitary condition.  An efficient refrigerated vehicle must, therefore, be better integrated in the logistics process.

This is especially true if the economic logistics principle 'one order, one delivery, one bill'  is to be followed. For this to happen the efficient temperature-controlled vehicle has to become a part of the logistics IT system. A proven unbroken refrigerated delivery chain and best before date security are two important key words. With KRESS refrigerated vehicles almost all possibilities can be achieved.

We usually speak of 5 temperature zones in food logistics:

  • Deep-freeze zone: -18 °C and colder
    Deep-freeze goods such as ice cream, frozen ready-prepared meals, frozen vegetables, frozen fish, meat, bakery products etc.
  • Ultra perishable zone: 0 ° to+4 °C
    Fresh milk, soft cheese and cold cuts, salads, also cut up salads, poultry, raw noodle products, some convenience foods.
  • Perishable zone: +4 ° to+7 °C
    Cheese, smoked goods, ham, some types of fruit and vegetable
  • Room temperature zone: +14 ° to+21 °C
    Chocolate, sweets, coffee, red and white wine, drinks in general,
  • Dry cargo zone over 0 °C
    Preserves, pasta, nuts, flour, sugar, legums, rice and non-food products

Refrigerated vehicles are usually employed with two or three temperature zones (3 chamber solution). Four are of course possible. The temperature zones are flexible, depending on the size of the cargo area, and can be adjusted according to the goods received for delivery.


Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer mit 2-Kammer Längsteilung

Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer mit 2-Kammer Querteilung

Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer mit 3-Kammer Längsteilung Multitemperatur-Kühlkoffer mit ergonomisch optimierter Quertrennwand
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KRESS offers several modular systems for multi-chamber solutions

KRESS offers modular systems which make it possible to divide the truck body either vertically or horizontally, permanently or temporarily. Completely individual solutions, based on the concrete use of the vehicle, are something we deal with often at KRESS.

After all, the gain in efficiency for the customer also depends on the details. For this reason, qualified expert assistance as well as working closely with KRESS customer advisers serve to put our customers on the path to investing in a refrigerated vehicle that offers a good return.

KRESS Thermo-truck body CoolerBox2.0 offers these important advantages as part of its basic configuration :

  • reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
    the aerodynamic design with excellent cd value as well as weight advantage of the refrigerated truck body both ensure that fuel consumption is considerably reduced.
  • The lower dead weight of the refrigerated truck body benefits the payload.
    The  CoolerBox2.0 is one of the lightest temperature-controlled truck bodies on the market. Owing to our DUROLITE panel technology, DUOFLEX door gaskets and its stainless steel portal frame, the CoolerBox2.0 provides great insulation, is sturdy and long-lasting. Often lasts longer than a car! Can simplz be mounted on the next chassis.
  • The CoolerBox2.0 adheres to rules governing food hygiene. ATP and HACCP certified. Also GDP certified. Fungicidal joint sealing. Easy cleaning, perfect hygiene.
  • CoolerBox2.0 have always been developed, refined, manufactured and shipped out for delivery from the  KRESS plant, in Meckesheim near Heidelberg.. They have been on European roads for over five years in thousands of variations. They are mounted on basic chassis of all leading commercial vehicle manufactuers. Also available with electric engine and low-noise equipment.



Always a good ride – KRESS supports the charity work of the Sinsheimer Tafel e.V.

As one of the sponsors, KRESS supports the Sinheimer Tafel e. V. with the acquisition of an appropriate and modern refrigerated vehicle. Using the aerodynamic transporter-truck body CoolerBox2.0 the Sinsheimer Tafel is able to transport food properly and expertly. In our picture you can see   Hans-Jürgen Poppe von der Sinsheimer Tafel on the right and Joachim Kress handing over the vehicle at the KRESS plant in Meckesheim,half-way between Heidelberg and Sinsheim. More on the Sinsheimer Tafel.


Tafel-Sinsheim B610

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A brief profile of KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge

KRESS Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a mid-sized company that has been specialized in the development and manufacture of economical, efficient refrigerated vehicles and truck bodies of the highest quality for over 20 years. Every year over 500 refrigerated vans, trucks and truck bodies are built to specification for customers from a variety of industries. KRESS works with all well-known commercial vehicle manufacturers. KRESS delivers ex factory as well as via commercial vehicle dealerships. We have service partners in all of Germany as well as in neighbouring countries. 


KRESS CoolerBox2.0: efficient with every type of motor, for every base vehicle

Kühlkoffer auf vollelektrischem LKW

How will food be delivered in city centers in the future?  In an economical and ecological way? Will our refrigerated vehicles be powered using conventional fuel, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity? Or will our vehicles be hybrid models?...


even more efficient refrigeration, driving, saving, 5 years KRESS CoolerBox2.0

KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge bei der MAN HomeSpeedHome Tour 2017

Trade visitors of the NUFAM 2017 could see for themselves just how efficient vehicles of  KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge are. The same thing can now be said of fans of the MAN „Home, Speed Home"-Europa-Tour 2017 ...

Trade visitors of the NUFAM 2017 could see for themselves just how efficient vehicles of  KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge are. The same thing can now be said of fans of the MAN „Home, Speed Home"-Europa-Tour 2017

The refrigerated vehicle specialist KRESS presented four vehicles at the end of September, at the NUFAM 2017,  which are meant for transporting  fresh produce as well as deep-freeze products. The specialist audience were clearly interested and impressed with what they saw. As a result, KRESS consultants were able to set up more than a few appointments- and not only with potential customers from Germany but also from France and Switzerland. 

KRESS Tiefkühl-Transporter und Tiefkühl-LKW KRESS Tiefkühl-Transporter MAN TGE
KRESS Kühltransporter Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  



At the moment a MAN TGM 18.290 4x2 BL, furnished with the CoolerBox2.0-Maxi-deep-freeze refrigerated truck body is making its way throughout Europe with the MAN EuropeanTour „Home, Speed Home"

A top driving event with a greal deal of information but also entertainment to offer.  Even fleet managers and operators find something to learn at the event. KRESS has been a certified refrigerated truck body manufacturer for MAN Truck & Bus AG  for some time now and we are therefore proud to be part of the MAN European Tour 2017.

What will KRESS, the refrigerated vehicule specialist, being showing on tour?

On Thursday,12.10.2017 in Germany, at the SVG Autohof Lohfeldener Rüssel, in 34253 Lohfelden/Kassel, on the A7/A49 motorways.  And then at a variety of other locations.

This 18 ton trucks fitted with the latest refrigerated truck body CoolerBox2.0 Maxi TK provides space for 18 Euro-pallets or 30 moveable storage containers. So it's ideal for food and fresh produce logistics:

  • high-performance hydraulic platform
  • very quiet refrigeration unit
  • Isoflex  wall-separator system (can be adjusted length- and cross-wise)
  • Temperature recorder,  rearview camera
  • Cargo securing system,  protective roller bumpers
  •  of course ATP/FRC and HACCP certified.


MAN HomeSpeedHome Tour 2017 mit KRESS Kühl-LKW KRESS CoolerBox2.0 Maxi TK: Aerodynamik-Kühlkoffer auf einem MAN TGM 18-Tonner
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KRESS first brought the CoolerBox2.0 refrigerated truck body onto the market in 2012. Since then aerodynamic design, efficiency, economy have become of prime importance in refrigeration logistics

Furthermore, by continuing to focus on 'even more efficient', KRESS has been systemically developing its truck body concept.  Our goal is to see to it that our customers are able to carry out their temperature-controlled transport even more economically. Our aim is for investing in refrigerated vehicles using KRESS truck bodies to pay for themselves as quickly as possible. Making money, instead of leaving it by the roadside.

What has changed since KRESS first introducted the aerodynamic CoolerBox2.0 von KRESS over five years ago?

Our CoolerBox2.0 refrigerated truck body has become even lighter than ever while remaining as robust as ever and providing the same outstanding level of insulation. In this way, the customer can save a lot on fuel  with regard to the engine of the base vehicle and refrigeration unit. In addition, customers can increase their cargo loads.

On the one hand, you save on operating costs and on the other, you can increase the size of the payload being transported.   A bonus for consumer and payload efficiency

And do we need to even mention that reduced fuel consumption translates into lower emissions?

„We place our emphasis on improvements and solutions which are important and useful for our customers“, explains Joachim Kress, General Manager of the family-run business.

He continues: „Those using refrigerated vehicles can all profit from improved fuel consumption efficiiency, payload efficiency as well as handling efficiency. We also strive to improve our range of equipment components. Investing in quality always pays off in the end.“.



 KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge: A Brief Profile

KRESS Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a mid-sized company specializing in the development and manufacture of efficient refrigeration vehicles and truck bodies of the highest quality. At our plant in Meckesheim, near Heidelberg, we produce over 500 refrigerated vans, trucks and truck bodies a year for customers from a variety of industries.


KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge at the NUFAM

KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge auf der NUFAM

The  latest generation of the KRESS refrigerated truck body CoolerBox2.0 with even better transport efficiency. Making its first appearance at the NUFAM 2017 ...


Für Frischdienste und Frische-Logistik – effiziente Kühlfahrzeuge nach Maß

MAN-TGL Kühlfahrzeug

Ob klassischer Molkereiprodukte-Frischdienst, Lebensmittel- und Gastronomie-Großhändler oder Vollsortimenter: von effizienten KRESS Kühlfahrzeugen profitieren alle ...


Weniger Gewicht ist mehr Gewicht - KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge


Die neueste Generation der KRESS Kühlaufbauten hat jetzt noch weniger Eigengewicht. Damit noch mehr Nutzlast. Noch mehr Wirtschaftlichkeit für den Kühltransport ...


Noch schneller zu Ihrem effizienten IVECO-KRESS-Kühlfahrzeug für Frischdienst- und Tiefkühl-Logistik

Eurocargo-Kuehlfahrzeug direkt von IVECO

Die aerodynamischen KRESS Kühl- und Tiefkühl-Aufbauten jetzt direkt im Werksangebot und im Order-and-Drive-Programm bei IVECO. Vom 3,5-Tonner Daily bis zum 18-Tonner der Eurocargo-Baureihe. ...


New Payload-Bonus with KRESS Refrigerated Vehicles

Alu-Leichtbauboden bei KRESS Kühlfahrzeugen

Every kilo counts when it comes to payload in the refrigerated vehicle industry. And refrigerated truck bodies built withe new KRESS lightweight floor AluLT we can offer you a payload bonus of up to 7 kg per square meter of storage space  ...


Effiziente, flexible Kühltransporte: KRESS Durchlade-Zug in der Transporterklasse


Wer Großverbraucher, Gastronomie, LEH beliefert oder im Event- und Catering-Geschäft tätig ist, braucht flexible, wendige Kühlfahrzeuge. Mit günstigen Betriebs- bzw. Unterhaltskosten und hoher Nutzlast ...


KRESS mit sechs innovativen Kühlfahrzeugen auf der IAA 2016

KRESS mit sechs innovativen Kühlfahrzeugen auf der IAA 2016

Kühl-Lkw mit E-Antrieb, Kühl-Transporter mit emissionsfreier Botemp-Kühlung ... – KRESS zeigte sechs innovative Kühlfahrzeuge auf der IAA 2016 ...


KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge auf der IAA: Ein Feuerwerk von Neuigkeiten

KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge auf der IAA: Ein Feuerwerk von Neuigkeiten

Kühllogistik ganz aktuell: Besserer Airflow verbessert Ihren Cashflow ...


Effizienz-Innovationen auf der IAA Nutzfahrzeuge

KRESS Effizienz-Innovationen auf der IAA Nutzfahrzeuge

Neue Effizienz-Kühlkoffer, neues Aerodynamik-Design, neue Anwendungs-Lösungen: KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge auf der IAA Nutzfahrzeuge 2016 ...


20 Jahre KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge

20 Jahre KRESS Kuehlfahrzeuge

Seit 20 Jahren ist KRESS auf den Bau effizienter Kühlfahrzeuge spezialisiert. Was haben die Kunden davon? ...


KRESS Kühlfahrzeuge schickt CoolerBox2.0 auf Trucknology RoadShow 2016

MAN TGM Kuehlfahrzeug

6000 kg Tiefkühl-Nutzlast besonders effizient und umweltfreundlich transportieren ...