Thule Group

Double award for the Thule Group in big German roof box test

Press Release   •   Nov 16, 2010 09:43 GMT

The Thule Group, world leader in products that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style, is pleased to announce their dual success in the just published test of “Auto und Strassenverkehr”, carried out by the German test institute Dekra. The totally new roof box Thule Dynamic swept the top award, while the innovative Thule Ranger 500 placed in the top three.

Recognised as one of the leading European organisations in vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, product testing, and certification, the German test institute Dekra is an international reference in the automotive sector. The test of roof boxes showcase the results of a comparative test Dekra conducted to evaluate the safety, mounting, usability and quality of eight roof boxes on the market.

With excellent results in each category, the just presented Thule Dynamic 800 roof box was awarded first place. Launched in September, the sleek hard-top carrier scored the most points - especially in the category driving test. The non-slip base mat minimised luggage sliding, enhancing safety during transit and further contributing to the Dekra recognition.

Thule Ranger 500, the foldable canvas roof box designed for space concious urbanites, ranked the top three in the Dekra award. It received excellent results in the crash test and was the only box which included carriers for secure ski transport in its basic construction.

Dedicated to offering an unparalleled range of elegantly designed roof boxes and accessories, Thule roof boxes are developed and tested according to rigorous safety standards.. The impressive standing in the Dekra awards underlines the fact that Thule roof top boxes stand out among the top carriers on the market.

I am very pleased to see that the recently released Thule Dynamic roof box and the Thule Ranger received such high ratings in this independent comparative roof box test, especially since safety is first on of Thule’s main priorities", comments Michael Mitschke, International Product Group Manager Boxes at Thule. “With its smart features, ease of use and product safety, Thule proves once again that it is well ahead of competition.”

About Thule Group

Thule Group is a world leader in products and brands that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified, Thule Group offers products within four business areas: Carry Solutions (laptop and camera bags, backpacks etc), Vehicle Solutions (roof racks, bike racks, ski boxes, snow chains etc), Work Solutions (ladder racks, tool boxes etc) and Towing Solutions (towbars and trailers). The Thule Group has about 3,500 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. In 2009 sales amounted to SEK 5.8 billion.

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