The Fiat Fiorino bears the name of a small van first introduced in 1977, derived from the Fiat 127 car. The original Fiorino was an excellent little van, with a generous load compartment despite its compact size. The front section was identical to the 127.
The old Fiorino was eventually replaced by the Doblò, a multispace vehicle available both as van and as passenger car.
2007, however, saw Fiat presenting a new type of commercial vehicle, more compact than the vans available at the time. The new Fiorino is only 4 metres long but boasts a real van body, with a low, flat and easily accessible floor.
The Fiat Fiorino is the perfect vehicle for getting around town thanks to its superb design and agility: the compact little van has a turning circle of less than 10 metres. Despite its compact size, the Fiorino provides plenty of cargo space. The load compartment is square in shape and over 1.5 metres in length - 2.5 metres with the front passenger seat folded down. Reclining the passenger seat also increases volume from 2.5 to 2.8 cubic metres.
The Fiat Fiorino van has double rear doors that open a full 180 degrees, plus a sliding side door of 65 cm in width and over a metre in height. A second sliding door is available as an option.
The Fiorino is a great little van for carrying cargo, for use as an efficient mobile workshop, and for mixed purposes. Thanks to the modular design of Syncro racking and the large number of accessories in the Syncro catalogue, the Fiorino can be converted into a perfect workshop on wheels for all kinds of applications.
The company that commissioned this particular Fiat Fiorino mobile workshop specialises in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of pellet and wood burning stoves and boilers, complete with the ventilation and flue systems necessary to operate them safely.
The company needed a way to sell and above all service its stoves, boilers and cookers in the most professional manner possible.
As you can see on this page, the first thing Syncro System’s installers did was to fit a 12 mm thick plywood floor liner with a marble look finish to protect the original floor against damage, provide a perfectly flat floor surface and allow racking units to be anchored securely.
The racking on the left side wall starts, at the bottom, with an open wheel arch cabinet fitted with a tool case shuttle. Above this is a pull-out vice bench with a 115 mm forged steel vice, complete with a rotating base and special jaws for pipes.
Above the vice bench are two case trays on telescopic runners containing component cases with internal part trays. The cases can be opened without removing them from their trays. If they are needed at the work site, of course, the cases removed easily with the trays open. Alongside and above the case cabinet are two shelves with space dividers and non-slip mats. At the very top of the racking on the left side is a shelf with removable polypropylene containers.
The racking on the right also starts with a wheel arch cabinet, but this time with a parallelogram action door. Over this is a drawer cabinet with five metal drawers on telescopic runners, complete with mats, dividers and an automatic system for keeping them closed. The three 66 mm high drawers contain a set of plastic trays for small parts, ideal for carrying large quantities of spares and other small items.
At the side door, the Syncro team installed two sloping shelves. These face in the opposite direction to the other racking modules to permit easy access from the van’s side door without having to climb on board.
A shelf with mats and dividers tops off the racking on the right of the van.
A number of useful accessories have also been installed to enhance the productivity of this Fiorino workshop. At the rear, we can see a first aid case on the left and a metal drawer cabinet with four transparent, tilting containers on the right. The bulkhead has been fitted with a rail and strap system for securing cargo, and a compact but powerful LED ceiling light has been installed to illuminate the interior of the van. This mobile workshop also boasts an impressive compressed air and electrical energy system: the Syncro team has installed a compact but high performance, self-lubricating air compressor at the side door.
There is even a cable winder and a hose winder to supply electrical energy and compressed air outside the van, and a small electrical power panel with a number of sockets and a built-in differential circuit breaker.
So here’s another mission successfully completed! Syncro’s racking installers have converted this small Fiat van into a perfectly efficient and well-equipped mobile workshop for installing and servicing pellet and wood-burning stoves, boilers and cookers.