Meers has worked for Industrias Baco for 15 years and witnessed first-hand the positive change that came when the Hardox® material was included in the tipper trucks about 10 years ago. The company has been a member of the Hardox® In My Body customer program for two years.
“It makes us more competitive to be a Hardox In My Body member,” Meers says. “By having the sign on our products, it shows the customer what material we use. Nowadays customers know about Hardox wear plate and are asking for it. They know it means stronger, more lightweight and more hard-wearing tipper bodies that can carry heavier loads.”
Bacolla has worked at Industrias Baco for 12 years, but as fourth generation member of the family that owns the company, he has been around the facilities his whole life. He agrees that Industrias Baco gains considerable advantage from its membership in the Hardox® In My Body program.
“Being part of Hardox In My Body gives us much more presence in the marketplace,” he says. “It gives us a lot of prestige, and it enhances our image as a reliable company. It also shows that we work with the best materials in the right way, which the customers are aware of. Also, in terms of profitability in the case of potential sales, Hardox In My Body is definitely going to be helpful.”
Industrias Baco uses the diverse grades of Hardox® wear plate for three different tipper truck models. They all take advantage of the same conical body shape facilitated by the wear plates, accelerating the unloading process.
“Customers want equipment that can handle heavy loads and that is resistant,” Bacolla says. “Our aim is to produce tipper trucks for the sort of heavy-duty work that is carried out nowadays. For that we use Hardox wear plate, and it fulfills all the demands of today’s market. Hardox makes the tipper body simultaneously stronger and lighter. We are really happy to have discovered the world of Hardox.”