SCHMITZ CARGOBULL INVESTS IN RIGID BODY SECTOR GROWTH WITH NEW APPOINTMENT

Schmitz Cargobull has invested in its future growth in the rigid market, with the appointment of a new National Sales Representative – Truck Bodies, to further develop the company’s presence in the rapidly growing sector.

Tom Stott, 23, brings more than six years of experience from Cartwright, with a strong emphasis on customer service. In his new role, Stott will help customers of all sizes save money, with rigid truck bodies offering a low total cost of ownership.

Stott says: “With urban delivery now a booming market in the UK and Ireland, the rigid body market has huge potential for expansion, and we’re committed to supporting operators in this competitive sector.”

He adds: “Schmitz Cargobull’s trailers lead the market thanks to cost-effective features developed in-house, backed by outstanding customer service. Our rigid bodies also offer those advantages, which will benefit customers requiring world-class, high-tech assets combined with the functionality of a rigid. Supported by our range of value-added services, hauliers can get everything they need to maximise the cost-effectiveness of their operations from a single source.”

Ideally designed for urban deliveries, Schmitz Cargobull’s rigid bodies incorporate a variety of advanced technologies, including a double-decker pallet stacking system that doubles carrying capacity for non-stackable goods, and flooring that is lighter, more slip-resistant and easier to clean than conventional flooring, as well as being PIEK-certified for low-noise operations.

Schmitz Cargobull also offers a range of services designed to reduce the total cost of ownership of each rigid body, including telematics for optimal route planning and temperature control, and full-service contracts for repair and maintenance Europe-wide. The rigid bodies also maintain a higher residual value than comparable products in the market.

Stott will be based at Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland’s head office in Warrington, reporting to Managing Director Alan Hunt.

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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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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

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Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
Tarporley Road
Lower Whitley
Warrington
WA4 4EZ

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