TURNING “CASTLES IN THE AIR” INTO A REALITY…
first requires getting parts and materials off the ground! Commercial vehicles mean more nowadays than trucks from MAN, Daimler, or IVECO; more than lorries on the highway, shipping routes, and traffic jams.
For us, they represent a broad field, starting with passenger transport, but going further with the transport of goods, materials, and all other types of cargo.
The history of commercial vehicles begins with the invention of the wheel, roughly 5000 years before Christ. The muscle-powered wagons and coaches, whether drawn by humans or beast of burden, built over the centuries are the necessary precursors to today’s motorized commercial vehicle industry.
Their history throughout society since the invention of the omnibus and the lorry is a rich one with many twists and turns.
A commercial vehicle or commercial lorry/van is a vehicle which is designed and intended for the transportation of persons (more than 9 passengers) or goods, or for hauling trailers. The definition excludes personal automobiles and motorcycles, but may include vehicles such as omnibuses, lorries or vehicle-mounted cranes, and even baggage transport, tows for jet planes – everything on the tarmac, really, that doesn’t have a turbo engine or a propeller.
In addition, it includes tanks, pavers, articulated lories (semi-trailers), tractors, fire engines, piste bashers (trail groomers), amphibious vehicles, and almost every other type of specialized transport that is not passenger transport. For us, all of these belong to the category of commercial vehicles, as our primary concern when casting is first and foremost the shape and function of components (regardless of whether finished or unfinished).