Prime Design Europe to present latest electromechanical innovation for LCVs to eliminate work injuries when transporting ladders


Prime Design Europe, leading manufacturer of ergonomic roof racks, ladder racks and interior equipment for LCVs, has always put workers’ health and safety at the centre of its products’ engineering. At IAA Transportation trade show, PDE presents the coming electrical version of its rear deployment ladder rack in Hall 13, Stand G58 aiming to reduce to zero the number of injuries due to ladder transportation!

IAA Transportation trade show is a fantastic opportunity to preview PDE electric ladder rack, soon to be launched!

Specially designed with workers in mind, and developed side-by-side with fleet managers, ErgoBACK ladder roof rack allows users to safely load, unload and secure ladders from the back of all Light Commercial Vehicles. The electrified version is presented on PDE’s stand in Hall 13 Stand G58 at the IAA Transportation tradeshow from September 20th to 25th. Check there how workers can secure, lift and bring down ladders of any size, weight and shape – including telescopic individual work platforms (PIR / PIRL) – in only 30 seconds and with zero impact on human body!

This little revolution is big news for fleet Health and Safety managers, as well as for any LCV owners who care about the impact of daily operations on workers and wish to have a long term strategy with low work injuries and low turnover of qualified staff.

How does ErgoBack Electric work?

ErgoBack Electric is the result of strong mechanical and electrical engineering. The loading and unloading operations are stable, strong and smooth thanks to an in-house developed damper system to absorb mechanical impact, associated with a unique combination of gas springs, cylinder, auto-tensioned drive unit, chrome ball bearing wheels and a more rigid design. Specifically designed to simultaneously apply a lifting force, as well as a rotation movement the ErgoBack Electric requires less space behind the vehicle to load and unload ladders.

The electrical system of ErgoBack is driven by a 24V motor with gearbox. Power can be supplied by the vehicle or by a dedicated 24V battery, charged via the 12V or 24V power socket, providing a separation from the vehicles main power system. Technical details about ErgoBack Electric and demonstrations can be found on Stand G58 in Hall H13 at IAA Transportation 2022.


Drastically reduce work injuries with an electric ladder rack

Features of PDE ErgoBack Electric:

–       Electric: no effort needed from operators

–       Load and unload ladders from the ground to LCV roofs

–       Rear deployment of ladders in only 30 seconds

–       Adjustable to all size and shape of ladders, including wide telescopic and platform ladders with stabilisers.

–       Fits all LCV brands and models

–       Premium quality aluminium.

–       Strong, smooth and stable operations.


What else can you see on PDE’s stand at IAA tradeshow?

Go to Prime Design Europe stand Hall 13 G58 to also see the manual version of ErgoBACK as well as a model of the award-winning patented ErgoRack solution. The ErgoRack lateral ladder rack has already over 1 million users worldwide with its unequalled ergonomic engineering!

Meet there a multilingual friendly team who will answer all your questions about PDE ladder racks, roof racks, rear door ladders and interior protection for LCVs.

About PDE

European-based manufacturer of ergonomic and high-quality roof racks, ladder racks and interior protection solutions, specially designed for Light Commercial and 4×4 vehicles. Its patented designs reduce workers’ stress and fatigue, safeguard their health and lower work injuries, increasing companies’ productivity, and continuously adapt to health and safety requirements, vehicles’ new models and market feedback. All PDE products are in premium eco-friendly quality aluminium, reducing weight and increasing their lifespan. The company distributes its van accessories to car factories, LCV dealers, converters, fitting centres, wholesalers and fleets all across Europe.

PDE’s solutions are recognised for their ergonomic, light weight, premium quality aluminium, as well as for their outstanding flexibility and durability which increase both safety and efficiency.