Transporting your radiator

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Whether your radiator is new or used, transporting it can cause a lot of trouble.It is a cargo that is prone to damage, especially with inadequate protection. Find out how to transport your radiator safely and cheaply.

Methods of transporting radiators by road

Transporting radiators by land can be achieved using various methods. The choice of the appropriate method depends on the number and size of radiators, the transport distance and other individual needs. Here are some of the most common methods for transporting radiators:

Vans - Ideal for smaller quantities of radiators or for short distances. Vans are more manoeuvrable than trucks, making them easy to reach hard-to-reach places.

Trucks - For larger numbers of radiators or longer distances, trucks are the most common option. They can accommodate a large number of radiators, making them cost effective for larger orders.

Trailers - If you need to transport the radiators yourself, they can be transported using a car trailer. It is important to pay attention to the maximum load of the trailer and to properly secure the radiators against movement.

Pallets - Radiators can be placed on pallets for easy loading, transport and unloading. When transporting palletised radiators, it is important to adequately secure the goods to prevent movement and damage.

Specialised packaging - To ensure safe transport, radiators can be packed in specialised packaging to protect them from mechanical damage.

It is important to take care when transporting radiators to ensure that they are properly protected to avoid possible damage. Furthermore, it is advisable to use the services of reliable transport companies that are experienced in transporting this type of goods.

How do I protect a radiator before transport?

Securing your radiator before transport is crucial to ensure that it arrives at its destination intact. Here are the steps you should take to professionally and thoroughly secure your radiator:

Cleaning: Before you start packing your radiator, it's a good idea to make sure it's clean and dry. Remove all dust and dirt to avoid the risk of scratches during transport.

Corner protectors: Radiators, especially modern ones, can have sharp edges. Use corner protectors to protect these sensitive areas from damage.

Bubble wrap: Wrap the radiator with several layers of bubble wrap. This foil not only absorbs shocks but also protects the surface of the radiator from scratches. Make sure that the entire surface of the radiator is well wrapped.

Carton: If possible, place the heater in a suitably sized cardboard box. The cardboard further protects the radiator from mechanical damage.

Tape: Use strong adhesive tape to secure the bubble wrap and close the carton.

Pallet: For larger quantities of radiators or very large models, consider placing them on pallets. Pallets make it easier to transport with a forklift and provide stability during transit.

Spacing: If you are transporting more than one radiator, make sure that they are adequately separated, for example by cardboard boxes or other cushioning materials to avoid friction and scratches.

Labelling: Mark cartons or pallets with labels indicating the contents, and use markings such as "Caution! Glass", "Top/bottom" or "Wobbly" where appropriate.

Documentation: If you are shipping a radiator to a customer or other company, make sure you have the appropriate shipping documentation that includes information about the goods.

Inspection: Before loading the radiator into the transport vehicle, carefully check that all safety features are in place and that there is no visible damage.

Remember that professionally securing the radiator prior to transport can significantly reduce the risk of damage, so it is worth taking sufficient time and attention.

What should I consider when choosing a transport company to transport my radiator?

Choosing the right transport company to transport your radiator is key to ensuring its safe transport. Here are the criteria to look out for when choosing a transport company:

Experience and specialisation: Make sure the company has experience in transporting radiators or similar delicate loads. A company that specialises in a particular type of transport will be better equipped to ensure the right conditions for your goods.

Recommendations and reviews: Look for reviews from other customers who have used the services of a particular transport company. This will help you assess the reliability and quality of its services.

Insurance: Make sure the company offers cargo insurance. In the event of damage or loss of the heater, you will be assured of compensation.

Vehicle fleet: A modern and well-maintained fleet of vehicles demonstrates the company's professionalism and ensures greater transport safety.

Security measures: Ask what security measures the company uses during transport. This includes both packaging materials and loading/unloading procedures.

Communication: Good communication with the company is key. Choose a company that offers clear information on the status of the shipment, real-time tracking of the shipment and is available for questions or problems.

Flexibility: Ideally, the company should be able to adapt to your individual needs, such as delivery times, delivery location or special loading requirements.

Price: Although price should not be the main criterion, it is worth comparing quotes from different companies in terms of value for money. Remember that a low price does not always go hand in hand with a high quality service.

Certifications and licences: Check that the company has all the necessary certificates and licences to transport goods by land.

Deployment: If you intend to use a transport company on a regular basis, it is worth paying attention to its deployment, availability in different regions and responsiveness.

When choosing a transport company, do not be guided by just one criterion. Your final choice should be the result of an analysis of all these aspects. It is important to feel comfortable with your choice of company, knowing that your radiators will be transported safely to their destination.


What are the most well-known radiator companies?

There are many companies in the world that specialise in the production of radiators. Here are some of the most well-known and established radiator manufacturing companies:

Kermi - German company known for producing radiators and heating systems.

Purmo - A company offering a wide range of radiators, both panel radiators and design radiators.

Vaillant - A German company known for producing various types of heating systems, including radiators.

Stelrad - One of the leading companies in the UK, offering a variety of radiator models.

Viessmann - German manufacturer of heating systems that also offers radiators.

De'Longhi - An Italian company known for producing oil-fired radiators.

Radson - A company offering a wide range of radiators for both residential and commercial applications.

Danfoss - Although better known for producing valves and controls, this company also offers radiators.

Zehnder - A company specialising in design radiators and ventilation systems.

Buderus - Part of the Bosch Group, it manufactures a variety of heating systems, including radiators.

It is worth noting that the popularity and availability of specific brands can vary from country to country or region to region. If you are planning to purchase a radiator, it is worth consulting your local supplier or installer to find out which brands are most recommended in your region.