Armaton’s story began back in 1986 when Swedish engineer Ragnvald Andersson patented his design for dropside locking pillars. Just a few years later, in 1990, the VBG Group acquired Armaton.
At that time, the dropside pillars and locking systems were focused on heavy-duty vehicles, but as the products became more focused on lighter trucks through the years, VBG Group made the decision in 2014 to sell Armaton to its current owner, Forankra, Europe’s largest supplier of cargo lashing equipment in the transport sector.
Armaton has its head office in Vårgårda, Sweden.
Since today thay design and manufacture top quality systems for light commercial vehicles, but our brand promise is about much more than pillars and dropside locks. “Determined to Improve” comes from the mindset that everything we design and build is done with the objective to improve our customers’ business and in turn, facilitate their customers’ workday.
Armaton currently offers 3 built-in systems::
The first and most interesting in our opinion is the Armaton modular platform.
- The next one is 4000XF. A weight-optimized pillar system providing maximum payload for vehicles with a load capacity up to 6 tonnes. The pillars are easy to handle, durable and ergonomic – a natural choice for those who need all the advantages of a pillar with flexibility and stability when attaching boxes or covers. Made of anodised aluminium, the product is virtually maintenance-free.
To read more about 4000XF click here or in the picture below.
- The last one is Armaton 3000 XF – a weight-optimized dropside lock system for the maximum possible payload for vehicles with a load capacity of up to 6 tonnes. The system is easy to use, durable and ergonomic. The unique 160 degrees action of the handle and 37 mm dimension in open position reduce the risk of the handle making contact with items, e.g. toolboxes, under the platform. The handle is also replaceable. Made of anodised aluminium, the product is virtually maintenance-free.
To read more about 3000XF click here or in the picture below.