Refrigerated semi-trailers are specific in that their permissible overall width is 2,600 mm. As a specialist bodywork manufacturer, CHEREAU has developed a specific chassis which is wider than a traditional chassis and guarantees exemplary road holding whatever the nature of the goods carried. As with all CHEREAU products, the chassis guarantees quality and adaptability to the customer's specific needs. There is also a wide choice of axles, braking systems and rears. A recessed version of the chassis offers the benefit of 50 mm additional usable height.
Rear lights are frequently damaged during manoeuvres and backing up to docks, and this poses a real road safety problem. Given the frequency of this problem, CHEREAU has developed Flex-C LED, an extremely robust patented rear light system, which retracts when it comes into contact with an obstacle. It is equipped with LED technology, whose usable life is significantly longer than that of traditional bulbs.
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.
The RearDetect-C reversing radar is the perfect solution for backing up to docks in complete safety. This system detects obstacles, provides an audible warning during a manoeuvre and automatically stops the vehicle. Thanks to its 3 sensors, the radar detects an obstacle within 3 metres of the rear of the vehicle. When the obstacle is located at a specific distance (preset between 30 and 100 cm), the system automatically applies the vehicle's brakes until it comes to a standstill, without any action on the part of the driver.
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.
This ventilation duct system, developed by CHEREAU, enables the same temperature to be maintained, to the nearest degree, throughout the entire body. It is particularly useful for very sensitive foodstuffs. Beyond the qualitative aspect, AirEfficient-C enables better use to be made of the refrigeration unit and helps to significantly reduce the refrigeration unit's fuel consumption, its usage time and, consequently, its maintenance.
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.
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.
We recommend the use of MultiDeck-C 2.0. with a double-level for multi-temperature configurations.
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.
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.
A semi-trailer 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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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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