SCHMITZ CARGOBULL’S UK SERVICE PARTNERS INCREASE BY TWELVEFOLD THE NUMBER OF TRAILER TELEMATICS SYSTEM RETROFITS

Latest stats have revealed the number of Schmitz Cargobull trailer telematics systems retrofitted by its network of Service Partners has increased by more than twelvefold the past year.

In the financial year ending March 2019, technicians in authorised workshops across the UK retrofitted TrailerConnect hardware to 128 trailers in the UK, compared with just 10 fittings between April 2017 and March 2018.

Schmitz Cargobull UK’s Head of Aftermarket, Steve Vincent, says: “TrailerConnect can make a real difference to a fleet’s bottom line and we knew retrofitting would be popular – we just perhaps didn’t expect the pace of change we have seen in the last year.

“These figures clearly demonstrate the level of focus operators are now putting on trailer telematics because of the tangible results the system provides, which cannot be gleaned purely from a telematics system on a tractor.”

TrailerConnect offers operators full visibility for deliveries at all times, can help fleets optimise route planning, and highlights maintenance issues before they become emergencies thereby reducing asset downtime.

The system also provides real-time temperature monitoring to ensure loads aren’t compromised and sends alerts to operators in case of security threats.

The data from the system is hosted on a dedicated and user-friendly online portal, which can be easily accessed through any mobile phone. Installation can be carried out by workshops within Schmitz Cargobull’s 60-strong UK and Ireland Service Partner network.

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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 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.

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

Company Contact Europe:
Anna Stuhlmeier, Head of Corporate Public Relations
Silke Hesener, Manager Public Relations
Tel: +49 02558 811501
Email: silke.hesener@cargobull.com

Andrea Beckonert, Manager Public Relations
Tel : +49 02558 811321
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 some 63,500 trailers and around 6,500 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 € 2.29 billion in the 2018/2019 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.


Contacts

Lucy Pitcher, Garnett Keeler PR
+44 (0)20 8647 4467
lucy.pitcher@garnettkeeler.com
Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
Tarporley Road
Lower Whitley
Warrington
WA4 4EZ

https://www.cargobull.com