SCHMITZ CARGOBULL HELPS HALVE COSTS FOR FCL EVENTS LOGISTICS ACROSS EUROPE

FCL Events Logistics has halved the cost of its pan-European operations thanks to additional volume provided by four new MEGA box trailers from Schmitz Cargobull, being used to transport equipment to world renowned Formula One circuits and European festivals and exhibitions.

Cargo space is maximised in the MEGA box trailers because of proprietary FERROPLAST® panels, which are thinner and stronger than conventional bodywork, meaning FCL Events Logistics has reduced the number of trailers needed for each event.

The four new additions to its fleet are being used to transport furniture to corporate hospitality suites to race tracks in Monte Carlo, Silverstone and Monza, and to take flight cases, lighting and stage equipment to concerts and trade shows across Europe.

Robert Grant, Business Development Manager at FCL Events Logistics, says: “Everything we transport is large and bulky, so internal volume is a real deal breaker for us. The increased size of Schmitz Cargobull MEGA box models make a huge difference to our operations because we can now carry the same volume in one trailer instead of having to use two, cutting our costs in half.”

Grant adds: “I’ve used Schmitz Cargobull trailers before in my role in a different business so I knew they were just what FCL Events Logistics needed. They’re very easy to maintain, which is important because we regularly go to high-profile events and can’t afford our schedules to slip. Downtime is not an option, which is why Schmitz Cargobull is the best choice.”

All of the trailers have specially designed ramps and carriers to boost efficiency during the loading and offloading process, making it easier and safer to lift heavier goods, and comply with the 4m height limit imposed for international European transport. All maintenance work will be conducted in-house and each trailer will be used for at least a decade.

The trailers are supported by Schmitz Cargobull’s dedicated service partner network across Europe that provides 24/7 help, 365 days each year.

FCL Events Logistics operates a 19-strong fleet ranging from small vans to articulated trucks for clients across many sectors including broadcasting, marketing and sports.

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Editor’s notes:
Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group. With an annual production of some 50,000 vehicles and around 5,100 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. A turnover of € 1.779 billion was reported in the 2015/2016 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, Schmitz Cargobull AG developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and has consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production, to specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used trailers.

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Press Contact UK:
James Boley
Garnett Keeler PR
Tel: 020 8647 4467
Email: james.boley@garnettkeeler.com

Company Contact Europe:
Gerd Rohrsen, Corporate Public Relations
Silke Hesener, Manager Public Relations
Tel: +49 02558 811501
Email: silke.hesener@cargobull.com

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About Schmitz Cargobull

Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group.

With an annual production of some 61,000* trailers and around 6,400* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of more than € 2.2* billion in the 2017/2018 financial year. As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as consulting, trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used vehicles.

*Provisional figures for the 2017/2018 financial year. The figures for the past financial year (01/04/2017 – 31/03/2018) will be published by the Group in September 2018.


Contacts

James Boley, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
james.boley@garnettkeeler.com
Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
Tarporley Road
Lower Whitley
Warrington
WA4 4EZ

http://www.cargobull.com/uk/