The Volkswagen Crafter, introduced in 2006, is the largest 3 to 5 tonne van sold by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Based on the high-end Mercedes Sprinter, the Crafter officially replaced the 31 year old LT nameplate, although it is known as the LT3 as its production plant code. The Crafter is built in the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde and Düsseldorf plants, the same German factories where the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is built. In the 1990s, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz Commercial Unit produced the first generation Sprinter and the second generation Volkswagen LT in a joint development project.

The superseded second generation Volkswagen LT, and the current Crafter share their automobile platform and body shells with their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter counterparts, but the front grille styling, internal combustion engines and transmissions remain Volkswagen Group sourced. All internal combustion engines are based upon Volkswagen Group's re-engineered 2.5 liter R5 TDI.

The Crafter is available in three wheelbase options; 3,250 mm, 3,665 mm and 4,325 mm. There are three roof eights - normal, high and super high. There will also be chassis cabs and crew cabs. Gross vehicle weights range from 3.0 to 5.0 tones and load volumes range from 7.0 cubic meters to 17 cubic meters.

Floor and side lining for Crafter

Floor Cover for Caddy VW02_Side Lining for Crafter VWProtection for Walls, Floor, Doors of Crafter VW04_Side lining in Aluminium for Crafter

Syncro System has over 15 years experience in design, manufacture and installation of van racking solutions, roof racks and security products for Crafter and light commercial vehicles: high quality plywood flooring panels made from laminated birch, aluminium floor panels, wall lining in pre-painted metal sheet or aluminium, bulkhead lining, wheel arch covers, rear door coverings and window guards.

Drawers and shelves to turn your Crafter into a mobile workshop

21_A Crafter with Syncro racking only on the bulkhead22_Cleaning accessories for the Crafter23_Wall-mounted storage in the Crafter24_Complete interior lining for the Crafter, from Syncro System25_An equipped workbench in the Crafter26_Protection for the Crafter’s side door threshold

Syncro New Zealand can supply a vast range of solutions for your Crafter, including metal drawers and cabinets of transparent containersshelves with space dividers or plastic containers, lockers and plain shelves. All Syncro accessories for the Crafter are made from top-quality, tough and resistant materials. Compared to conventional drawer units, for example, Syncro drawers give you far better strength and durability thanks to the sophisticated materials from which they are made and their innovative design with no protruding parts.

Syncro accessories maximise the functionality of your VW Crafter

01_A Crafter with Syncro Ultra racking02_The Crafter’s enclosed shelves, drawers and shelves of plastic containers 03_The Crafter’s Ultra fold-away vice bench and workbench04_The Crafter’s compressor-generator combo

The transformation of this Volkswagen Crafter  has been completed by various accessories, all supplied by our Auckland branch. Our range includes vice benches, loading ramps and platforms, lightshooks, computer and printer stands, lockers, case transport systemshandwash kits with soap, water and paper, component cases and more besides.

The above photos show racking constructed using the Syncro Ultra  system – the Syncro exclusive that lets you configure your Crafter’s racking exactly as you want! 

Roof-top equipment for Crafter

Ladder Holder for Crafter VWIn New Zealand, Roof Racks for Crafter VW

The New Zealand Syncro center has not forgotten about your Crafter roof. You can take advantage of roof-top space for transporting large equipment like ladders or elongated objects such as pipes or tubes. Syncro roof-top equipment is reliable, lightweight, and easy to use. There’s lots to choose from: ladder racks, tube carriers, cross bars, utility racks. All are designed specifically by Syncro for the Volkwagen Crafter, and are patented with the Syncro Ultrasilent aerodynamic design, drastically reducing noise and vibration.

Loading ramps for all uses

Crafter with Loading Ramp for Cargo Loading and UnloadingLoading Ramp for Vans, available for Crafter from Van Extras

If you need to load cargo that is heavy, cumbersome or difficult to move, like cleaning machines, polishers or even motorcycles, etc., Syncro System New Zealand has the solution for this, too! Syncro technicians can help you choose from a wide range of loading ramps that make any loading simple and fast. They range from a carrying capacity of 200 kg to a maximum 1,800 kg. They come in a variety of sizes and models that can be mounted to your van, or others that can be easily positioned in place when needed.

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