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Exclusive distribution: Gruau Group becomes importer for Tropos Motors in France

December 14, 2021 - The Gruau Group will market the compact Tropos ABLE electric vans in France in the future. The European market leader in commercial vehicle body construction and Tropos Motors Europe have now signed a partnership agreement to this effect. Sales will be based at Gruau's Laval site in northwestern France. As a solution for zero-emission mobility in the local area, the Tropos ABLE will be launched on the French market in early 2022.

The comprehensive development of the French market is a further milestone in the development of the brand. With its new partner Gruau, Tropos Motors Europe can rely on an efficient sales and service network.

"Tropos Motors already markets the ABLE in six markets in Europe. The agreement with Gruau offers us the opportunity to work more closely with the number one commercial vehicle body builder in Europe in the future. The Gruau Group's knowledge of the French electric commercial vehicle market and its customers is a significant advantage for the distribution of our compact Tropos electric vans. I am sure that their wide range of applications, practicality and environmental friendliness will also convince professionals in France," said Dr. Jörg Mosolf, CEO of the MOSOLF Group.

"Gruau is a pioneer in the field of electric commercial vehicles. Expertise in the development, marketing and after-sales service of zero-emission commercial vehicles that is appreciated by our new partner Mosolf and Tropos Motors. It is a source of pride for us to enter into a collaboration like this between two companies that are both complementary in their know-how and aligned in their values," says Patrick Gruau, CEO of the Gruau Group.

 

About the Gruau Group
The Gruau Group, leading commercial vehicle body builder in Europe, has been providing business customers with mobility solutions tailored to their specific uses for nearly 132 years. Headed by Patrick Gruau, the fifth generation of the Gruau family, for over 35 years, the group has versatile expertise and brands in multiple locations and has grown from a regional body builder to Europe's number one.

Gruau now rebuilds more than 50,000 vehicles a year, offering a wide range of more than 20 product lines, including minicars, vehicles for the disabled, vehicles for urban delivery (dry and fresh goods), commercial vehicles for construction and civil engineering (including tippers,

flatbeds, enlarged cabs), special operations vehicles (including police, ambulance, firefighters), funeral vehicles, and fleet and specialty vehicles (including medical, cultural, and mobile offices).

The Gruau Group in figures:
- 1,400 employees
- Turnover in 2021: €245 million.
- 50,000 conversions per year
- 16 sites: 11 in France, 2 in Poland, 1 in Algeria and 2 in Italy.
- A network of 130 dealers and partners worldwide

 

About TROPOS MOTORS EUROPE
TROPOS MOTORS EUROPE, a subsidiary of the MOSOLF Group, is a specialist for compact, electric commercial vehicles for a wide range of applications in urban environments and plant logistics. The compact electric transporters are manufactured in Herne, Germany.

The 1.40-meter compact Tropos ABLE electric transporters are versatile utility vehicles. They have a high payload of up to 700 kg, a very large loading area with enough space for two Euro pallets and an equipment box, up to 5 m³ loading volume, a range of up to 260 kilometers and can be used in the tightest of spaces thanks to their short wheelbase and small turning circle. The electric utility vehicles can be operated indoors, outdoors and on unpaved terrain and are available with various interchangeable bodies.