Just two years after the production of commercial vehicles began at the Werlte site in 1971, Krone already surprised the industry at the IAA 1973 in Frankfurt with a highly specialized vehicle: the first Coil Liner, a trailer with a special trough for the safe transport of steel coils. Transporting the steel coils for the automotive industry, which weigh several tons, posed a major problem for freight forwarders at the time, because once they started rolling, they could no longer be braked and posed a considerable risk. The IAA premiere 50 years ago was a complete success, Krone‘s innovation met with a great response from forwarders and shippers, and numerous orders followed accordingly. Soon the coil trough became a legal requirement for the transport of coils.
Today, Krone‘s range includes four different basic types of coil liner: the standard coil liner for up to 30 t payload, which is also available in a piggyback version for rail, the Coil Liner Ultra in lightweight design with cross beams, the even lighter, shorter Coil Liner Compact (under 5 t empty weight) for up to 30 t payload as well, and the Mega Liner Coil in cross beam design. The Vario Coil System on the Coil Liner Compact ensures reliable load securing at all times. It can be used flexibly along the entire length of the coil body with the aid of a locking rail in the beams.