Tom-Lock: Europe's most sustainable system
Tom-Lock is fully developed and produced in the Netherlands.
Tom-Lock has deliberately chosen to use as much aluminum as possible for the production of its commercial vehicle interior system: approximately 95%. After profiling, aluminum is indestructible, lightweight and does not require any post-treatment to prevent corrosion.
In the context of responsible entrepreneurship and based on national and European policy, there is increasing interest in cleaner and lighter company cars. Because of the positive effects on the environment and on energy consumption , the government encourages the use of these types of vehicles with interesting premiums . A Tom-Lock commercial vehicle interior reduces the weight by about 50% compared to a steel interior. Not only through the use of aluminum, but also through a smart construction method.
Positive consequences of weight savings in a commercial vehicle:
- Less fuel consumption
- Less CO2 emissions
- More savings in operating costs
- More useful payload
- More safety due to shorter braking distance
The remelting process requires only 5% of the initial amount of energy used to produce the primary aluminum. The aluminum retains all its properties during the recycling process.
Recycling 1 ton of aluminum saves 6 tons of bauxite and 9 tons of CO2 emissions. Worldwide, the recycling of aluminum saves more than 100 million tons of CO2 annually.