Sapa Profiles UK has helped the van racking system and van roof rack specialists, Autorack Products Ltd with the development and successful launch of their latest product, the Autorack Aluminium Van Pipe Carrier.
The new product from Autorack allows for easy transportation of up to 50kg of pipe. The carrier has an integrated key locking mechanism and has designed to allow for extra security with another padlock. As well as having a low profile, the carrier has the benefit of a large capacity. The product has successfully passed crash testing to 20g.
The aluminium carrier is available in silver or a black painted finish. The fabrication of the carrier is all carried out in-house by Sapa.
Sapa Profiles offers a service that starts as early as the initial brainstorming session. The earlier a customer approaches Sapa, the more value Sapa can add to the finished product. Often, an aluminium profile is part of a larger product and has to work with other components in a system. Sapa’s technical designers often work closely with a customer’s design department to achieve the perfect solution.
After the design stage, Sapa can extrude, process, and treat profiles to turn them into finished products. Offering a wide range of fabrication and finishing services, Sapa is a complete industrial partner.
For Autorack, Sapa delivered a turnkey service. George Kamperis, Managing Director of Autorack Products comments “Once again, Sapa Profiles UK has been exemplary in helping us to develop this product. A key reason for us choosing Sapa as our preferred extruder is that they are able to offer us a one-stop-shop service; from visiting us to discuss our requirements, to help and advice with design and in-house fabrication. They also provided us with a 3D printed small length of the extrusion at actual section size”.
Sales Manager at Sapa Profiles UK, Craig Moore has commented “We are thrilled to have worked with Autorack Products on their latest product. The Aluminium Van Pipe Carrier combines style and strength and offers customers in the industry a secure method of transporting materials. We have developed a great working relationship with Autorack and our involvement in design from the initial stages ensured a smooth process as well as delivering an end product that is strong, secure and most importantly – works exactly as the customer intended.”