Catering Van

To design and produce a fully operational rear outer body and internal steel support frame for a catering van. We had to internally design a food preparation counter, sink, waste disposal, product storage/display, allowing for integration of fridge, oven and hot soup/drinks flask to meet rigors of the day to day use of a mobile unit.

  • Over 60 tools where cut direct from CAD models on our in-house 5 axis CNC machining centre allowing fast, accurate production of finished plastic parts.

  • Over 60 tools where cut direct from CAD models on our in-house 5 axis CNC machining centre allowing fast, accurate production of finished plastic parts.

  • Over 60 tools where cut direct from CAD models on our in-house 5 axis CNC machining centre allowing fast, accurate production of finished plastic parts.

'Dimensions and specification of interior components and products where given and our design team created a clean usable interior, incorporating a preparation counter, hand wash sink, waste bin, draw display/storage unit, cold cabinet and van floor.'

Rick Rial Chariman

The finished vehicle had to look as though it was an OEM unit and not a coach build, with automotive aesthetics and clean lines. It had to comply with MOT legislation, be able to withstand normal road use and weather conditions. It had to remain compact and robust, maximising internal space and creating ease of use for the operator whilst still projecting a clean, attractive image for potential customers.

Our design team was given a new Fiat Scudo chassis cab to base the design on. Using our state of the art measuring arm, an accurate 3D model of the chassis and cab was produced, allowing the team create a template to work from. Taking into account aerodynamics, aesthetics, lighting and existing original cab design, our in-house designers produced working 3D models of our proposed new design ready for approval.

Consideration had to be given to the support of all the exterior panels and doors, so a steel box section frame was designed that would integrate with the existing chassis and allow full fixing and support for the exterior cladding.