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Our <3.5 tonne range of vans incorporates panel van conversions as well as 3.5T box bodies for use in operations such as home delivery.

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Paneltex trucks can be built for any operation, be it refrigerated, dry goods transportation or specialised, in any weight class.

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We have our own range of specialised trailer products as well as the capability to work with other Paneltex departments.

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Specialised Vehicles

When it comes to innovation and specific, bespoke design engineering, Paneltex Specialised Vehicles can be the perfect solution.

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Portable Cold Stores

The original Paneltex product, still manufactured in our main production facility in Hull, with 25 years of improvements.

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Electric Vehicles

Effective, efficient, zero-emission Paneltex Electric Vehicles have been operating in fleets on UK roads for almost a decade.

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Our History
  • Paneltex is established

    In June, Paneltex is established in a 5000 sq. ft. factory in Hull (following the Food Safety Act of 1990) to produce portable cold stores for a rental company, which remains a major customer.

  • Paneltex expands

    Paneltex expands and takes on a 60,000 sq. ft. second assembly factory on the same site.
    Paneltex launches its range of refrigerated trucks.

  • Range expansion

    Paneltex acquires CSC (Specialised Vehicles) Ltd., having previously formed Percheron Trucks & Trailers Ltd in 1993 and acquired Wilsdon & Co., a long-established vehicle body builder, and APC, a plastics mouldings company in Hull, in 1994.

  • Home Delivery Vehicles

    Paneltex exhibits a concept multi-temperature ground-loading module at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which attracts attention from a new grocery home delivery company, leading to a lasting customer relationship.

  • Further growth

    Paneltex forms a joint venture with Zeroed to develop electric vehicles.
    Paneltex acquires Somers Refrigeration in Norfolk, to expand its range of panel van conversions and Agenda Specialist Vehicles in Hampshire. Agenda becomes Paneltex Southern.

  • Dry Goods Bodywork

    Paneltex acquires Transload Ltd in Hampshire, to expand its range of dry freight truck bodywork.

  • Trailer manufacturing

    Paneltex acquires Martrans Trailers in Lincolnshire, to relocate trailer chassis manufacturing, which had previously been carried out at a Paneltex site in Poland since 2001, closer to home.

  • TCS&D Awards

    Paneltex's MD, Chris Berridge, receives the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the TCS&D Awards Dinner. Paneltex Somers is awarded the Refrigerated Panel Van of the Year trophy.

  • OEM relationships

    Paneltex further improves its good relationships with OEMs by becoming a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, as well as already holding membership of the Mercedes Qualified Partner, VW Integrated Partner and Citroen Ready-To-Run Programmes.

  • Somers Fridge Vans

    Paneltex Somers wins the TCS&D award for Panel Van of the Year for the fourth year running.

  • European exports

    Building on Paneltex's successful re-export projects of 2016, to both Germany and the Netherlands, a second fleet of Paneltex home delivery vehicles is built for the German supermarket company and the Dutch operator also receives more vehicles.