Gruau, a Europeean light commercial vehicle upfitter, has signed a partnership agreement with Knapheide that covers Gruau's commercial van IsoVan product line featuring IsoTemp and IsoChem as well as their retractable second-row crew seating systems (Confo-Cab+ and Repli-Cab).
Each upfit solution transforms commercial van bodies into personalized functional spaces that answer to exacting professional's needs.
The move represents Gruau's active and determined approach of the US market as it seeks to export its European experience and technical expertise in particular with "Euro" styled vans.
”It's exciting to be able to partner with a family owned business with similar values and history as our own. The shared values bode well for our compatibility going forward,” said Patrick Gruau, President of Gruau.
“We are excited with our new partnership with Gruau. Combining Gruau’s product expertise along with Knapheide’s installation and distribution footprint will allow for unique and efficient work solutions for today’s new van offerings,” said Bo Knapheide, Senior Vice President, Knapheide.
IsoTemp is a complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retaining maximum cargo space and preserving the van's exterior.
The IsoChem series provides a purpose-built insulation and/or climate control solution. It also features an impervious and easy-to-clean finish that is ideal for transporting chemical materials.
Standard versions are available for Mercedes (Sprinter, Metris), Ford (Transit, Transit Connect), Ram (Promaster, Promaster City), Chevrolet City Express, and Nissan Nv200.