The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the successful collaboration between Krone and Tip Trailer Services. In 1971, TIP was one of Krone’s first customers when they started their trailer construction business!
To symbolize the reliability of our partnership, Krone handed over their 1,000,000th chassis number to our TIP Norwegian branch. The official handover of the chassis number millionaire with the special inscription "The 1,000,000th Krone chassis. Congratulations! Celebrating 50 years of partnership" took place in Werlte, Germany.
The vehicle with the millionth chassis number has now been handed over to the customer TIP: from left to right: Willi Langlets, Henrike Wilkens, Diederick van Haselen, Peter Sijs, Bob Fast, Ingo Geerdes, Daniello Cohen, Michaela Reinelt, Thomas Flex.
Ingo Geerdes, Managing Director Sales at Krone, expressed his appreciation for the many years of trust: "TIP has been an outstanding Krone customer from the very beginning. We are very proud of the 50 years of partnership with one of the world's leading commercial vehicle service providers, during which both companies have always grown dynamically in the service of the transport and logistics industry. The millionth Krone trailer handed over to TIP today is a Cool Liner. This refrigerated vehicle in particular underlines how many facets our cooperation has - because it was a request from TIP that made Krone enter the refrigerated trailer market 25 years ago."
The importance of this long-standing partnership was underlined by TIP’s CEO, Bob Fast, during the handover: "We are particularly pleased that we can look back on half a century of extremely reliable cooperation with Krone today. Receiving the millionth vehicle produced by Krone is a powerful symbol for TIP. We are convinced that we can always rely on Krone's high-quality and innovative trailers in the future as well."
The handover took place in compliance with the current Covid-19- rules. All participants were tested accordingly.
Krone is a commercial vehicle manufacturer. It produces a wide range of trailers and semi-trailers in its modern, highly automated plants in Werlte, Lübtheen, Herzlake and Tire (Turkey). Spread over the last 50 years, Krone has produced an average of around 20,000 units annually - more than 1 million vehicles in total.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, TIP is one of Europe and Canada’s leading equipment service providers, specialising in trailer an truck leasing, rental, maintenance and repair, as well as other value-added services and provides these to transportation and logistics customers across Europe and Canada. TIP services customers from more than 120 locations spread over 18 countries in Europe and Canada. For more information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.
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