After a number years of absence from the European commercial vehicle market, Japanese manufacturer Toyota is offering a new, medium size van. The ProAce is made in collaboration with Peugeot and Citroen.
All the vans on the market today have one critical weakness: the absence or poor quality of protective linings expose the bodywork to impact damage if cargo is not properly secured and is free to slide around or fall during transport. It is also easy to damage unprotected body panels during loading and unloading operations.
Impacts inevitably result in dents and scratches which not only spoil the appearance of the van but also lead to the formation of rust, sometimes impeding normal use.
Van floors suffer from the same criticality: they are not designed to withstand concentrated heavy loads or resist impacts. Standard van floors are never perfectly flat either, and this too adds to the difficulty of loading and unloading.
To solve these problems, the Syncro Group offers a vast and diversified range floor liners, body liners, bulkhead liners and wheel arch covers for the Toyota ProAce.
ProAce floor liners are available in 12 mm thick resinated plywood with metal cups for load anchors recessed in the liner to avoid interfering with the movement of cargo. Syncro plywood floor liners also have non-slip steel edging at the doors. Aluminium tread plate liners are also available for the Toyota ProAce.
As well as protecting the original floor against dents and scratches, Syncro liners also create a perfectly flat surface and provide the perfect anchorage for racking.
Syncro offers a complete range of liners for the walls and doors of the ProAce too. Door and wall liners are available in electro-galvanised and painted steel, aluminium or honeycomb polypropylene. These different materials satisfy different needs, depending on whether the customer prioritises mechanical strength or reduced weight.
Aluminium tread plate and 12 mm resinated plywood liners are also available to protect the bulkhead that separates the load compartment of the ProAce from the cab.
Even the original wheel arches can be protected. Syncro supplies wheel arch covers with a galvanised steel structure and plywood or aluminium tread plate panels.
All Syncro liners for the ProAce are cut to size on high precision CNC machines and pre-drilled, so installation takes very little time indeed.
In addition to protecting the floor, walls and doors of the load compartment against impact damage, Syncro liners also give your van a more attractive, professional appearance and can be used to fix racking modules and accessories.