“The greatest benefits of working with SSAB are the accuracy of production, repeatability and on-time delivery,” says Damian Stepien, sales representative, Bodex.
Based in Szczerców in central Poland, Bodex is a manufacturer of semi-trailers and truck trailers. It has been delivering a wide range of trailers and tippers to the Polish and European markets since its creation in 1991.
“Our trailers, which we manufacture using wear-resistant steel from SSAB, operate in very tough conditions, so we have to pay attention to their durability which is a very important factor in their daily work,” Stepien comments.
New, more durable trailer design
In 2020, Bodex reached out to its local SSAB center, SSAB Steel Service Center Oborniki. The company was looking for a way to develop a new, even more durable trailer, without compromising on weight or performance.
“The motivation to find a new solution was the need to increase the durability of the vehicles, without increasing the weight of the empty semi-trailer or trailer,” explains Stepien, adding: “SSAB has been our partner for almost 20 years, and, in all that time, we’ve been very satisfied with their products and services. Every time we get a new delivery of prefabricated components made of Hardox steel from SSAB Steel Service Center in Oborniki, we know for sure it will be bent precisely according to our specifications.”