From design to manufacturing, B.K:s has set up a flow that makes its products highly competitive. The design is done in-house, as for the latest RW20 truck and trailer body, with patented dump truck design features.
The supply chain relies on a triangle formed by B.K:s in Sweden, SSAB, and the steel body manufacturer Sigma in Poland. B.K:s takes full advantage of the pre-fabrication resources provided through SSAB. Complete kits of cut and bent plates of Hardox® 500 Tuf are delivered to Sigma, where all parts are welded together, and the body gets its final coat of paint.
The kits are tailored to meet specific customer requirements. One important structural design element that all B.K:s’ bodies have in common is the integrated top rail. Before this was incorporated, the top rail and the side wall were produced as two different parts and then welded together. Now it’s bent in one piece, forming a body side with an integrated top rail. This cuts down welding time considerably, and results in a stronger beam that also looks better.
As B.K:s’ ‘kit master’ Joachim Eresjö, sales manager at SSAB, says: “B.K:s has really gone all-in with the concept of pre-fabricated parts. SSAB has a complete offering for companies that are looking for ways to streamline the supply chain. We can help them to set up a cost-effective and secure logistics chain, either to subcontractors or directly to our customers.”