CHEREAU - Refrigerated vehicles - our groupage/break-bulk trucks


CHEREAU's groupage / break-bulk rigids



At the time of "collection", a refrigerated rigid must be sufficiently versatile to adapt to various loading constraints (presence of a dock or not) and various goods (different transport temperatures). As the quantities advised are not always the quantities actually requiring collection, it must also facilitate the management of excess loads, otherwise an additional vehicle will need to be called in. The incorporation of an on-board computer enabling vehicles to be located is also essential.


CHEREAU's refrigerated rigids for groupage/break-bulk



This is CHEREAU’s brand new patented electric rear opening system, with pulsed opening in less than 10 seconds. It allows the body to be closed after each pallet, parcel or dolly, thereby protecting the goods carried and allowing for longer rounds, even during heatwaves.

Its original opening, above the bodywork, allows for the installation of all the interior fittings that are essential for modern urban deliveries: partitions for multi-compartments, rear evaporators, AirShutter-C air curtain.

The SmartOpen-C is reliable, benefits from excellent insulation, requires little maintenance and complies with the Piek label for night deliveries. It has a load capacity of 33 pallets on the floor.







The Bumper-C, patented by CHEREAU, is the "ultimate weapon" for protecting the rear of your vehicle when backing up to docks. With an innovative design, it absorbs the energy of an impact and acts as a shock absorber. The Bumper-C allows lifting and lowering manoeuvres to be carried out by the vehicle at a dock without any risk of shearing or distortion. The Bumper-C is acclaimed by carriers, who manage considerable savings on maintenance and repairs to the rear frames of their vehicles. It is fitted on more than 90% of CHEREAU's chassis.





Caméra de recul CHEREAU

Reversing camera


Access and rear-vision conditions are often restricted during "collection". Straightforward rear view mirrors are not always enough to guarantee safe manoeuvring. The wide angle reversing camera covers an area of vision guaranteeing both a risk-free approach to docks and monitoring of the area behind the vehicle (theft, damage, etc.). This camera is extremely effective, even in low light conditions (at night, in tunnels, in loading compartments). The screen that displays the images on the dashboard is large, making images easy to see. An even more sophisticated solution is also available, providing a 360° view using 4 cameras on the sides, with the image reprocessed to provide a bird's-eye view (BirdView).




Hayon élévateur CHEREAU



CHEREAU produces a wide range of lifting or retractable tailgates, and a range of selected accessories from those produced by three main partners: Dhollandia, Zepro and Bär. The incorporation of other models is also possible via the Customisation Department. The modular design of the rear of the chassis makes it easy to swap from a tailgate configuration to an underride bar configuration.






Cloison Easy-C CHEREAU



For groupage/break-bulk, the equipment's versatility is a definite plus. The ATP sets temperatures for each food group (+6° C for meat, +6° C for dairy products, -18°C for frozen foods, -20° C for ice-cream, etc.), so adapting to multi-temperature transport is becoming a necessity, which translates into the partitioning of loads in semi-trailers. The Easy-C partition is easy to handle and has a safety system that prevents it from moving at all, even when it is not attached to the roof.






Double plancher ATD II CHEREAY+U

ATD II System


The ATD II System is particularly suited to transporting 800x120 pallets at a single temperature and enables the load level to be maximised. The system allows a double-level to be installed inside the body, thereby doubling the load capacity. This allows carriers to reduce the number of journeys, as they can transport double the quantity of goods in one go, whilst complying with regulations and ventilation rules in complete safety.






La pose de votre groupe frigorifique par CHEREAU

Cooling solutions


From the classic thermal unit to hybrid or electric units, including cryogenic cooling using nitrogen or CO2, CHEREAU has mastered all the existing techniques, in order to deal with your cooling issues. Two kinds of solutions are particularly appropriate for distribution and its environmental constraints: cryogenics and geolocation, which automatically manages classic thermal units (automatic switching to Piek mode at certain times depending on the geographic location).









CHEREAU's liveries



A rigid in an urban area is a fantastic image-building and marketing tool. CHEREAU can help you design and apply your livery,  whether it is designed to convey the image of your company, that of your customers or their products.


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Votre porteur frigorifique CHEREAU sur-mesure



To meet all the specific requirements of your business, specialist customisation professionals work with you to develop solutions that meet your particular needs. In this way, our customers are offered more than 500 new non-standard solutions every year. This is one of CHEREAU's great strengths.


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