Fesan trailer chassis in Strenx® steel help drive business forward
April 15, 2021 6 min read
Turkish trailer and tipper manufacturer Fesan Makina’s key driver is customer satisfaction. So when customers started asking for stronger and lighter equipment, that is exactly what they got. Fesan switched to Strenx® performance steel in its new tipper trailer chassis to keep customers happy and maintain a market-leading position.
“Seeing our customers smile makes us happy,” says Mehmet Baypınar, head of domestic sales at Fesan. “We’ve made a name for ourselves in Turkey and now we want to get more attention in the rest of the world. We’re doing this with the help of Hardox® and Strenx® steels.”
The Turkish company builds tipper trailers and semi-trailers, trailer chassis, container carriers and low-bed semi-trailers and other products in its vast facilities in the city of Konya. As part of a continuously growing market, Fesan also looks for contracts outside the country. To reach its export goals, Fesan turned to SSAB for new solutions. When they started to use Hardox® wear plate and Strenx® performance steel their products met – and exceeded – the company’s expectations.
New model cuts nearly 800 kg (1,800 lbs.) off trailer chassis
“We have a semi-tipper model called Dangal used for multi-purpose loads, such as bulk cargo, pallet loads and scrap,” Baypınar explains. “It can withstand really harsh conditions. By introducing Strenx® 700 and Strenx® 960 instead of the previous thick mild steel, we’ve shaved off close to 800 kilos (1,800 lbs.) from the trailer chassis.” The new design, which features three side doors, has been revolutionary. First, it offers flexibility since customers can transport logs in one direction and, thanks to the automated top cover, carry chipboards or sawdust on the way back. Second, it saves time when opening the doors. Before, users had to open 12 covers using hammer and pins, and the process of opening and closing took 90 minutes. The new design’s easy grip-open system takes only five minutes, which also improves safety. Finally, Dangal was designed for easy and fast on- and off-loading, and it loads twice or three times as fast.
In an ordinary month, the factory produces around 80 different trailers, semi-trailers and tippers. For Dangal, Fesan uses 100 percent Strenx® performance steel to produce the structural parts, as well as Hardox® wear plate in the tipper bodies.
About Fesan Makina
- Founded in 1996. Located in Konya in the interior of Turkey.
- Produces and sells trailers and tippers.
- The main market is Turkey, but it is launching into the world marketplace.
- It contains a 12,000-square-meter factory built on an area of 20,000 square meters
SSAB steel used in Fesan’s trailers and tipper trucks
- Strenx® 700 and Strenx® 960 in trailer chassis and supporting parts of the tipper bodies.
- Hardox® 450 wear plate and wear sheet in the tipper bodies.
- Hardox® 500 Tuf will be incorporated in a new design.