Denmark Maersk Group Uses Xingfa Aluminium Container Body Profile

China as the world largest container manufactures, continuously deliver goods around the world via cargoes. The advantages of aluminium containers are high strength, volume, overlapped storage. Containers are most quantity medium of transport because more 80% value of world total transport are delivered by containers.

The China manufacture of container started in the 1970s. By the development of transport and the demand for containers, more and more goods are now delivered by a refrigerator container that was transported by traditional refrigerator ships. Railways and road transports are containerized and the demand for refrigerator containers are also increased.


1.Containers material are mostly series 6061 & 6082 aluminium profiles

Reefer containers are a mobile refrigerator that designed for keep goods (such as shrimps, meat, fresh fruits, veggies and drugs) in a certain temperature during transport. They are mostly made of steel and aluminium alloy. The first application of aluminium profiles flats on steel structure containers was in the 1960s by American companies Fruehauf、Trailmobile.


Aluminium profile is stable in low temperature, non-reactable with oil, gas and other chemical liquids, easy surface treatment. By acknowledging of low, stable temperature features and the development of elaborating riveting, the usage of aluminium profiles is simplifying constructions, lowering cost and maintenance of complicated container spare parts. Therefore, the use of aluminium profiles are becoming more and more popular and being well-known industrial recognition.

Aluminium container body profile is made of Al alloy series 6061, 6082, 6351, 6005, 6063 and 6060. More than 90% of containers are made or 6061 and 6082 aluminium alloy due to its hardness and riveting performances. They are made floors, connectors, rails, suspensions, ventilation and so on.


2.As an aluminium T-floor for container supplier, Xingfa is the reefer container supplier of Maersk Line and CIMC

Xingfa started researching of reefer containers in early 1988. It was also the first change from architecture aluminium profiles to aluminium container body profiles. Xingfa started the research in the blank with many difficulties because there was little manufacture of high-end reefer container used industrial aluminium profiles in mainland China and products imported from Korea.


R&D team firstly started at aluminium profiles from 6061 to 6082 at heat treatment T6 for CIMC by thousands of tests and experiments on every single bottleneck. Finally, Xingfa broke the dilemma of reefer containers manufacture technology that monopolized abroad. Maersk Group is the world largest containers shipping company that has 17% of the world shipping market share. Xingfa started supplying reefer containers for Maesrk Group in 20 years ago.


Xingfa aluminium profiles were being accredited as “National Products” and “Guangdong High-end Products” with patents and licenses. Xingfa also participated in the editing of Q/XCNB10.04-2002<Reefer Containers Aluminium Profiles Standards>(China Metal Committee Serial Number YSQB00219). The world largest container shipping company Maersk Group in Denmark and China reefer container shipping company CIMC in Shanghai are using Xingfa aluminium profiles. It clarifies that Xingfa aluminium profiles have a strong market position worldwide.

Alongside the increasing of demand for containers applications in China and the products generating abroad, the demand for containers will increase and have wide open developing field.

Xingfa Aluminium, established in 1984, is the leading aluminium profile supplier in China. Xingfa Aluminium has been persisting on the approaches of combining independent research&development and cooperation with domestic and overseas scientific research institutes. Relying on our own four national and five provincial R&D platforms, Xingfa always keeps close cooperation of industry, university and research to provide strong guarantee for the improvement of the company's technology research and development capability, thus forming self-owned core competence.