The Movano is a light commercial in the 3.5-ton class produced by the German manufacturer Opel. The van is also badged as the Renault Master and has been in production since 1997.
The second series was introduced in 2010 and featured completely renewed and updated engines and bodywork.
The big innovation came in the presentation of a rear wheel drive option as an alternative to the usual front wheel drive, to suit the requirements of users needing to transport heavier loads.
The Movano’s generous, square-shaped cargo compartment makes the van ideal for installing Syncro racking systems. Over the years, Syncro has fitted out a large number of Movanos as mobile workshops, complete with drawers, shelves, worktops and all kinds of equipment from the vast Syncro range.
Movano users have also chosen Syncro roof racks, ladder racks and loading ramps as well as innumerable accessories.
The Movano shown here was first protected by installing floor and bulkhead liners in 12 mm thick marble-look plywood, painted steel bodywork liners, a steel and plywood wheel arch liner on the right, and footplates in aluminium tread plate.
The racking on the left consists of a floor-level compartment with a lift-and-rotate door, an open floor-level compartment with a strap for securing tool cases, a shelf with a door, a pull-out tray with two removable steel component cases, two robust steel drawers on ball-bearing runners, twenty removable polypropylene containers in different sizes, another shelf and a full-length top tray for pipes and cable channels.
On the right, we can see two cabinets of Syncro’s best-selling, tough, practical and compact, tilting transparent containers.
The Movano’s racking is complemented by a choice of useful accessories: a bench with a 125 mm steel vice, a spray can rack, a paper roll holder, powerful low-consumption LED ceiling lights, one aluminium bar with a cargo strap and sliding fittings and another with adjustable steel hooks. The van is also fitted with a roof rack.
To fit out this Movano as a mobile workshop, the Syncro team began by protecting the cargo compartment with a floor liner and bulkhead liner in 12 mm thick marble-look plywood and painted steel bodywork liners.
The racking on the left rests on one floor-level compartment with a lift-up door and a second floor-level compartment for case transport. Above these are a pull-out tray with two steel component cases, four robust steel drawers on ball-bearing runners, four shelves with space dividers, a set of transparent container cabinets and a full-length top tray with a door at the rear for long objects.
The racking on the right consists entirely of tilting transparent containers made from the extra-tough material used in aircraft windows.
A number of practical accessories complete the installation: a silicone cartridge rack, two spray can racks, a paper roll holder, a first aid case, powerful LED ceiling lights and an aluminium bar with a cargo strap and sliding fittings.
Van users often need to keep most of the floor free for carrying bulky cargo. The configuration seen here, with racking confined to the left of the Movano, is ideal for this purpose. While permitting the user to carry all the tools and equipment he needs and providing the convenience of a small mobile workshop, this solution allows the Movano to carry large items of cargo on the floor.
The first step in this project was the installation of a 12 mm thick marble-look plywood floor liner and painted steel bodywork liners on both walls. The right hand wheel arch was also covered with a liner in steel and marble-look plywood.
The racking consists of a floor-level compartment enclosed by a lift-and-rotate door, two compartments with straps for transporting the user’s tool cases, and a tray with two steel component cases fitted with modular plastic containers.
Above are two large steel drawers on telescopic ball-bearing runners, complete with automatic latches in the handles, four shelves with aluminium space dividers, three removable plastic containers and, at the top, a full-length tray with a door at the back for long items like pipes and cable ducts.
To safeguard your Movano’s resale value and avoid costly bodywork repairs, you really must fit additional protection in the cargo compartment.
As with all vans, Syncro can protect your Movano with a choice of floor liners in marble-look or rubber-coated plywood or aluminium tread plate and bodywork liners in various materials, along with bulkhead and wheel arch liners etc..
If you need to load heavy equipment into your Movano, you can install a lightweight but robust loading ramp from the Syncro catalogue. Load capacities range from 200 to 1,800 kg.
If you don’t have enough room in the back of your van and need to carry equipment on the roof, check out Syncro’s range of roof bars, roof racks and ladder racks for the Movano.
Syncro System roof rack solutions let you transport everything you need safely and efficiently on your van’s roof.
All types of Syncro roof rack are made from steel and aluminium and feature the exclusive ULTRASILENT ridged profile that breaks up turbulence and keeps your van amazingly silent even when travelling at speed.