Caution ice plate: Solution from Günzburg averts the danger
With de-icing systems and scaffolding from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik, long-distance drivers can clear their trucks of snow and ice
Time and again, accidents occur in winter because plates of ice loosen from the roofs of trucks or buses. With the help of de-icing systems and de-icing scaffolds from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik, this danger can be averted and road safety significantly increased. With stationary installations and scaffolds in modular design as well as mobile de-icing scaffolds, the quality manufacturer offers a wide range for more safety on the road. While stationary installations are mainly used at service stations, car parks or directly on the premises of haulage companies and businesses, mobile scaffolding also allows for completely location-independent "de-icing to go".
Whether due to carelessness, negligence, time pressure or lack of suitable equipment - all too often long-distance drivers fail to remove snow and ice from the roofs and tarpaulins of their vehicles. However, de-icing trucks is not a freestyle activity, but an absolute duty. Paragraph 1 of the German Road Traffic Act (StVO) already stipulates that no other road user may be endangered.
With its de-icing systems and scaffolding, Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik has the solution. "Danger recognised, danger averted. I am pleased that more and more companies are installing our de-icing systems at their depots. The winters with lots of snow, ice and precipitation as well as long periods of cold weather have shown many how important it is to de-ice vehicles. The demand for our de-icing systems and stands has risen sharply," says Ferdinand Munk, owner and managing director of the Munk Group.
Customers of Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik can put together their own stationary de-icing systems and scaffolding quickly, easily and cost-effectively using a practical modular system. Three different platform lengths (1270, 1870 or 3070 mm) with the corresponding stair module are available for the de-icing systems. The systems are made of high-strength, stable and particularly robust aluminium profiles with a platform covering of steel grating and a stable substructure. The stationary scaffold with a standard platform length of 5210 mm can also be individually adapted to the customer's needs. With handrails on the stairways, railings on the end and long sides and safety doors, the stationary constructions ensure maximum safety when walking on and working on the vehicles.
Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik also offers mobile de-icing. The mobile version of the de-icing scaffold is movable via four swivel castors and can be assembled quickly and safely without any tools. Assembly is carried out via plug-in connections and self-closing locking claws. Under the motto "de-icing to go", the rolling towers can also be stowed in a mesh trolley for transport and loaded onto a truck, so that they can be used particularly flexibly and independent of location.
The de-icing systems and scaffolds from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik can remain set up all year round; they are absolutely weatherproof and maintenance-free. "This means they can also be used in summer, for example for truck tarpaulin repairs," explains Ferdinand Munk. The constructions are part of the standard programme of the Bavarian quality manufacturer, which not only enables a quick delivery within four weeks, but is also reflected in a very good price-performance ratio.
Further information on de-icing systems from Munk Günzburger Steigtechnik can be found on the Internet at www.steigtechnik.de/ice-free. The information brochure "De-icing Systems" can be downloaded there free of charge or requested by telephone on 08221 / 3616-01.
Note: Information on the legal background can be found on the website of the Landesverkehrswacht Niedersachsen: www.landesverkehrswacht.de/ratgeber/artikel-detail/schneelasten-und-eisplatten-auf-lkw-planendaechern/
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 380 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and will invest around 20 million euros in its sites in 2021.