VERSATILITY OF CUSTOM-BUILT FLOWER TRAILERS HELP GROW FRESHLINC’S CHILLED FOOD DISTRIBUTION CAPACITY

Ten Schmitz Cargobull reefers originally specified by FreshLinc to transport air freight flowers have been redeployed to support peak demand for chilled food distribution.

The custom-built assets, co-designed by the manufacturer and FreshLinc, incorporate a Hydraroll Trailerloda rollerbed system – ideal for ensuring the quick and safe loading of air cargo containers containing fresh flowers from the Netherlands.

However, now demand for FreshLinc’s chilled food distribution services is incredibly high, the assets are also being used for food transport without the need for additional modification.

FreshLinc’s Fleet Engineer, Andy Marchant, says: “The rollerbed floors were originally specified with airfreight containers in mind, but they are completely versatile and these trailers are currently being used to support our food distribution efforts.

“As with all Schmitz Cargobull equipment, the trailers are robust and can be worked hard without issue. The flexibility is a real bonus and in the future they will be used for their original purpose to maximum effect.”

The new units join FreshLinc’s fleet of 1,000 trailers, 500 of which are supplied by Schmitz Cargobull.

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Editor’s notes:
Schmitz Cargobull UK 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.

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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 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