Thule is the world’s largest manufacturer of transport equipment such as roof boxes, roof racks, bike racks, snow chains and trailers. The products must survive in gruelling outdoor conditions and demands placed on durability and function are high in the extreme. Not surprising that Thule likes to be absolutely certain about rust protection. As one of the first companies in Sweden, Thule chose to replace Zinc Iron plating with Zinc Nickel, which provides significantly better corrosion protection.
Together we established new standards
“Our cooperation with Proton goes back many years,” explains Tobias Davidsson at Thule. “In the case of the change over to Zinc Nickel it began with our customers in the vehicle industry asking for products with just this coating. So we contacted Proton, and together we established new standards for all our coatings. That was in 2003, and apart from a few revisions we are still working to the same standards.”