IAA 2022: EMPL unveils heavy-duty recovery vehicle


Following a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, EMPL took its own stand to IAA 2022 from 20 to 25 September in Hanover, showcasing a heavy-duty recovery vehicle on a Scania chassis to visitors from the industry and interested members of the public.

Following the slogan “Your vision. Our challenge.”, EMPL – an Austrian company with a long tradition – showcased a heavy-duty recovery vehicle manufactured for NNH Niedersächsischer Nutzfahrzeug-Handel GmbH this year. Like many other leading companies, it too relies on EMPL’s towing systems.

With sites in Austria and Germany, EMPL is a leading European manufacturer of custom-made special-purpose truck bodies of the highest quality for the commercial vehicle industry, fire services and the field of defence & authorities. Each vehicle is tailored perfectly to the requirements of the customer and the market situation.

For over 70 years, EMPL has been a byword for solution-oriented vehicle construction. Flexibility, speed, professionalism and commitment are the most important factors in meeting customer expectations, utilising a team of highly qualified staff.

Commercial vehicles from EMPL are individually manufactured special-purpose vehicles that are optimised for particular applications and to meet the highest quality standards. These customer-oriented transport and logistics solutions meet all branch-specific requirements in terms of maximised payload, flexible application, functionality, durability and maximum efficiency. Special customer wishes are implemented effectively.

A comprehensive range of accessories, equipment and innovative devices for securing cargo ensure that the precise needs of the operator are met. This means that our range is therefore very varied. 

Training and after-sales – your guarantee for optimum performance
In order to maintain and further develop the relationship with the customer after the vehicle has been delivered, the “Training” and “After Sales” departments are an important part of the company. The declared objectives at EMPL are to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and optimum vehicle performance. EMPL trains and advises its customers worldwide both on site and at the in-house “EMPL Akademie”, ensuring that they remain in constant contact with customers even after the delivery and handover.

Company facts and figures (as of September 2022)
Company founded: 1948
Main plant, Austria: Kaltenbach, Tyrol
Main plant, Germany: Zahna-Elster, Saxony-Anhalt
Markets: worldwide
Industries: commercial vehicles, fire services, defence & authorities
Number of staff: approx. 600
Turnover: approx. € 147 million
Deliveries/year: approx. 3,000 truck bodies and towed vehicles
Certifications: ISO 9001; ISO 14001; ISO 3834-2

Based in Deensen, Niedersächsischer Nutzfahrzeug-Handel GmbH is a broad-based company that offers rescue and recovery services, vehicle purchases and sales, import and export of commercial vehicles, a transport service, working platform and mobile crane hire, vehicle transfers and much more besides.

A Scania 770 V8 8x4 was used as the chassis for the new rescue vehicle. One 24 t and one 15 t winch are mounted on the main boom with an integrated telescopic recovery boom. Everything is operated via a radio remote control and a digital 7 inch display. An additional 10 t winch is installed on the support frame with an extension on the right-hand side (in the direction of travel) and a hydraulic support. The rescue supports are additionally equipped with spherical spikes at the customer’s request.

The customised storage boxes that accommodate all towing items (axle forks, towing bolts, low-mounted traction unit, towing frame, strap set, etc.) are made completely from stainless steel. Further there are additional accessories (tool cabinet, ladder, rescue equipment package, safety kit, etc.). The body is equipped with flaps and doors and features dual keyhole rails for adjustable storage sections, 180° swivelling storage sections and a railing with integrated LED lighting. The towing accessories have a CTC coating. The knuckle boom cylinder and the lifting cylinder are finished with a chromium-nickel coating for protection against corrosion and stone impact.

3.4 t ballast weights mounted behind and underneath the cab transfer the weight to the front axles during the towing process. Its other safety equipment includes an extending flyer, a comprehensive lighting package (demarcation lights, position lights, work lights, beacons, etc.) and a reversing video system as well as the EMPL Operator Safety System OSS with a visual display of vehicle safety on the control station, which has been fitted at the customer’s request. This system enables any rear axle overload or front axle relief to be monitored continuously, taking into consideration the technical and legal requirements.

EMPL would like to take this opportunity to thank, firstly, our customer Niedersächsischer Nutzfahrzeug-Handel GmbH for providing the vehicle and for its loyalty and, secondly, the many visitors to the trade fair for the pleasant and constructive discussions.

EMPL – Your vision. Our challenge.

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