Steel – our preferred material
Lightweight van racking naturally results in a van emitting less C02 on the road than a heavier system. This could be seen as an argument for using aluminium racking. However, considering the environmental impact from the production of aluminium, it falls short of steel when it comes to minimising total impact on the environment. Also, the fundamental strength and durability of
steel makes it the natural choice for end users looking for a high- quality product while minimising the impact on the environment. Aluminium requires more material to get close to the strength of steel and
consumes a lot of energy in production, which emits many times the CO2 footprint of steel. Also, the
imported materials for aluminium production require transport, causing further emissions, especially when comparing to Swedish steel, which is estimated to go CO2 neutral as early as 2026.