Commercial, refrigerated and specialised vehicle bodybuilder

As a creative and supportive commercial vehicle bodybuilder, we at Paneltex thrive on opportunities to innovate. We continually aim to lead the way in developing refrigerated and specialised vehicles and storage systems which are more productive, safe, clean, easily operated, good looking and efficient.

We do this by focusing on more than just delivering a product. We work closely with our customers to find a perfect solution which adds real value to their business.  From concept design through to vehicle delivery and whole-life aftercare, all of us at Paneltex offer our service.

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Engineering Excellence: Paneltex Refrigerated Vehicles

  • Founded


  • Maximum Capacity

    78 boxes per week

  • Total Factory Area

    38,000 m²

  • Service Network

    UK, Europe & N. America

Why Paneltex?

Industry leaders since 1991

Since its formation in 1991, leading commercial vehicle converter Paneltex has become established as one of the most flexible and imaginative manufacturing companies within the United Kingdom and northern European markets.

  • Design engineering
  • Production planning
  • On-time delivery
  • Whole-life product support
  • On-site engineers
  • Quality controlled throughout

What we do



The Paneltex range of lightweight N1 vehicle bodywork and van conversions starts with insulation of the smallest vehicles on the roads and works up through long wheelbase, high-roof vans to 3.5T box bodies for urban delivery cycles.

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Our temperature-controlled N2 and N3 vehicles can be some of the most striking products built by Paneltex. Ranging from 3.5T - 26T, with multiple options and configurations available, the scope for finding the perfect vehicles for any operation is almost unlimited.

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Paneltex trailer chassis are manufactured at our specialist fabrication facility in Lincolnshire. On offer are various trailer chassis which can be built upon with refrigerated or specialised Paneltex bodywork, alongside some specific Paneltex trailers, such as our own walking-floor trailer.

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Specialised Vehicles

At Paneltex, we have spent many years cultivating an innovative and inquisitive atmosphere in our design, engineering and production departments. This has developed into an unrivalled capability to produce bespoke, highly specialised vehicles and systems.

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Cold Storage Units

The first ever product built by Paneltex, in our first production facility in Hull, was a portable cold storage unit. Since then, we have spent 25 years developing and enhancing the high quality of these units, making portable cold stores one of our most highly-regarded products.

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Electric Vehicles

For the last decade, we at Paneltex have been producing and developing our own battery electric vehicles. Based upon a 7.5T or 11T Isuzu chassis, these vehicles are converted in-house by our electrical designers and have been on the roads in the UK since 2008.

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