SCHMITZ CARGOBULL’S HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE TRAILERS SECURE RETURN ORDER FROM POLARIS GROUP

Manchester-based logistics specialist Polaris Logistics & Distribution, a division of the Polaris Group, has returned to Schmitz Cargobull with the delivery of five new S.CS MEGA curtainside trailers featuring VARIOS Top Technology, praising the versatility of the company’s range.

The tri-axle trailers replace older assets from a rival manufacturer and have been carefully specified to make the most efficient use of the interior load space on each job.

Schmitz Cargobull’s VARIOS Top Technology allows the driver to easily adjust the trailer’s roof height in 50 mm increments – with hook and loop fasteners on the curtains enabling easy adjustment for different body heights.

This means the roof can be raised when extra load space is required; or lowered to make the trailer as aerodynamic as possible when carrying compact loads, helping to optimise fuel efficiency. The new trailers also offer all of the advantages of a regular curtainsider, combined with a lifting roof which can be raised on one or both sides for forklift loading, or slid open for time-saving crane loading through the roof.

Adam Barry, Managing Director at Polaris, says: “We weren’t completely happy with our previous supplier so when we needed to upgrade the fleet, we looked carefully at our options. We’ve operated Schmitz Cargobull trailers in the past and have always been impressed with how robust they are; when I approached the team again, they worked closely with us to achieve the perfect specification.

“Our work varies day to day, so the added versatility these trailers bring is fantastic. By adjusting the roof height to suit the load, we are seeing instant fuel savings of up to £150 a week – reducing our running costs and improving our sustainability.

“Plus, being height-adjustable helps to set us apart from our competitors and gives us the opportunity to work on a far wider range of jobs.”

Built on Schmitz Cargobull’s high-tech modular chassis, which features a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium, each trailer offers excellent corrosion protection and is provided with a 10-year warranty against rust-through.

Adam adds: “The fully galvanised chassis was a really strong selling point for us. It gives us the confidence we’ll get a long life out of the trailers; plus they’ll continue to look good even after clocking up hundreds of thousands of kilometres.”

The trailers will be in use five-days-a-week, travelling UK-wide on general haulage work.

For all maintenance requirements, Polaris will benefit from the aftersales support provided by Schmitz Cargobull’s authorised network of 1,700 workshops located across the UK and in Europe.

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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 around 46,100 trailers and with around 5,700 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 approximately €1.87 billion in the 2019/2020 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, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts, and used vehicles.

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Press Contact UK:
Lucy Pitcher or Lois Spall
Garnett Keeler PR
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Email: lucy.pitcher@garnettkeeeler.com or lois.spall@garnettkeeler.com

Company Contact Europe:
Anna Stuhlmeier, Head of Corporate Public Relations
Silke Hesener, Manager Public Relations
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Email: silke.hesener@cargobull.com

Andrea Beckonert, Manager Public Relations
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Email : andrea.beckonert@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 around 42,500 trailers and with around 5,700 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 approximately €1.74 billion in the 2020/2021 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, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts, and used vehicles.


Contacts

Lucy Pitcher, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
lucy.pitcher@garnettkeeler.com
Schmitz Cargobull
Unit A1, Southmoor Industrial Estate
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 9XD

https://www.cargobull.com