The Japanese manufacturer Nissan has been part of the Nissan Renault Group since 1999 and shares a number of vans for the European market with its French counterpart. The Japanese manufacturer Nissan has been part of the Nissan Renault Group since 1999 and shares a number of vans for the European market with its French counterpart.The Nissan NV400
is very similar to the Renault Master
The NV400 is a large van and is available in various wheelbase and roof height variants and with different transmissions and engines.
Introduced in 2011, the panel van boasts a generous, square load compartment that is ideal for transporting goods and for conversion into a mobile workshop.
This page illustrates a great example of how Syncro can make full use of all available space to create an efficient workshop on wheels for a refrigeration system installation and service technician.
As first step in the process, floor and wall liners were fitted to protect the bodywork of the load compartment. As with all vans, the NV400 comes with very little protection for the original floor and walls, leaving the load compartment exposed to damage during daily use. The Syncro team fitted a hard-wearing floor liner
in resinated birch plywood, complete with non-slip stainless steel edge protectors and recessed cups for the cargo anchors. The liner not only protects the original floor but also provides a flat, robust surface for supporting and fixing the racking.
The van’s walls and doors were then lined with durable, galvanised and painted steel panels, cut to match the shape of the van body using a precision laser forming machine. The bulkhead at the front of the NV400's load compartment was also protected by a liner in tough12 mm resinated birch plywood just like that used on the floor.
The racking on the left of the van stands on two wheel arch cabinets
. The one over the wheel arch itself is partly closed by a fully opening, lift-and-rotate panel, while the other is left completely open. Above these bottom compartments, towards the rear of the van, are six large metal drawers
with an automatic locking system, telescopic ball-bearing runners with a load capacity of 60 kg, non-slip mats and internal dividers. The racking section near the bulkhead consists of four shelves
with dividers and non-slip mats. Last but not least, at the very top of the racking on this side is a full length tray for carrying long items like pipes and cable channels.
The racking on the right of the van is more basic in design. The bottom consists of a wheel arch cabinet with a fold-down door; further up is a shelf in 12 mm plywood with a low front panel; the column is topped off by three metal shelves with non-slip mats and dividers.
The Syncro catalogue also contains a large number of accessories for customising your van and improving efficiency. The owner of this NV400 chose two powerful, 10 Watt LED ceiling lights
to provide effective lighting inside the load compartment. Cargo lashing straps
are fitted to two of the wheel arch cabinets and a steel rail with cargo strap has been installed on the bulkhead to secure heavier items. An adjustable fire extinguisher rack can be seen at the rear of the right side racking. A rack and strap for carrying longer items has been fitted to the rear of the left side racking.
Since various kinds of refrigerant gas have to be carried on board to service refrigeration systems, Syncro’s installers have added a grille to ensure adequate ventilation of the load compartment.
The NV400’s roof has been turned into useful cargo space by two aluminium cross bars
with steel mountings. Syncro’s patented Ultrasilent profile ensures that these bars generate virtually no wind noise.