Bergs Fegen is Sweden’s largest timber truck bodybuilder. It makes all the necessary adaptations to trucks to carry timber, including the installation of a self-produced crane cab. When the company decided to develop a new cab, it sought help from Semcon.
Design, comfort and stability
Thanks to Bergs Fegen’s close contact with its customers, there were clear watchwords for the new cab. The previous model had been on the market for twenty years, which led to a specific requirements specification for its replacement. Requests from the drivers revolved around comfort, stability and design. Also important are good visibility and well-thought-out solutions that facilitate the work of loading and unloading timber, often in the dark. The construction of the new cab has also been planned to minimize waste when laser cutting the sheet metal and to limit welding.
We had a good idea of how we wanted our new cab to look, but also realised that we were unable to handle the product development in-house. At the same time, we were a little worried about subcontracting the work, because we are accustomed to doing everything ourselves.
Close cooperation and high tempo
Peter Östh is a designer and project manager. He has worked at Semcon since 2000, primarily with heavy vehicles such as underground mining and forestry machinery and railway vehicles. Peter has been responsible for the project, which started in April 2021. The objective was to have a cab ready for the Elmia truck exhibition in August 2022.
We have had very good collaboration with frequent coordination measures, which have enabled us to maintain a very high tempo. Thanks to having several processes running concurrently, we have managed to develop two cabs ready for the Elmia exhibition.