Aluvan is acquired by POLYFONT

June 2021 ushered in a new era in our company’s history. Aluvan has for many years been a pioneer as designer and manufacturer of truck body kits. Joining forces with POLYFONT means that we will benefit from over fifty years of experience and expertise from a market leader.

POLYFONT is Europe’s largest manufacturer of GRP composite panels for the commercial vehicle sector. Together, we aim to bring to market the best possible products for our clients, working hard to take the supply chain headaches out of the equation, streamlining the production process and making the assembly of vehicle bodies as easy as possible.


How to XL with the new eCoVan Ultra Light

The sandwich effect

The drum effect

How to make an XL-compliant Ultra-Light dry freight truck body? POLYFONT and Aluvan created the eCoVan.

Over the last 50 years of panel manufacture, POLYFONT has been researching how to best utilise the “sandwich” and “drum” effects in panels. The glass fibres in our skins make elongation impossible : this is known as the “sandwich effect”.  If A and B are fixed (captive mounting) the panel can not bend : this is known as the “drum” effect. Today POLYFONT are pleased to launch the new EcoFont UL (Ultra Light) in 14mm which responds to this quest and weighs a mere 3,2kg/m². Simultaneously, Aluvan have come up with a new body kit  design using the EcoFont UL panel, with incredible ingenuity.  Not only is the body kit exceptionally  light, but is is also XL-rated, having passed the strenuous  XL certification tests with flying colours (tests based  on 2700kg load and 4,2m body length).

The exceptional EcoFont UL panel is also used for the access panels, rear- side- and sliding doors. The tie-rails, either surface-mounted or semi-recessed , are guaranteed for up to 250kg of tensile force. POLYFONT have never compromised on safety, structural strength and load restraint systems.

To our knowledge, not a single accident attributed to body structure has ever occured in 50 years. For our next ultra-light truck body without comprimise on safety, consider POLYFONT panels and Aluvan kits. You will be pleasantly surprised getting acquainted with the brandnew eCoVan.

For your next fleet of carbon-efficient lightweight truck bodies, Aluvan and POLYFONT can accompany you all the way.


New state-of-the-art powder coating facility

A high quality installation allowes Aluvan to powder paint all profiles in-house. Powder coating provides better performance than wet paint – it is more resisting to chipping, scratching and other wear because of the better bonding it undergoes during curing, and because it can be applied in thicker layers.

Our customers will have 3 white tones to choose out for all surrounding profiles and rear frame elements of the Aluvan bodies:

  • RAL 9016
  • RAL 9010
  • Mercedes white

Thanks to this new power coating facility we today offer a guarantee of 5 years on the powder coat paint layer … another important argument to go for the Aluvan bodies.