60 Years of Reefer construction

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  • 1950

    1950

    Schmitz Cargobull produced their first insulated and refrigerated bodies

  • 1978

    1978

    Schmitz Cargobull patented the FERROPLAST panel

  • 1981

    1981

    Surface-flush, integrated load securing rails

  • 1982

    1982

    Introduction of the variable double decker loading
    arrangement. Previously, there was space for 33 Euro
    pallets; the double decker has space for 66 Euro pallets.
    That means 100 percent more efficiency

  • 1983

    1983

    Refrigerated platform road trains with up to 16,000 mm clear internal loading length

  • 1984

    1984

    Scuff trail tightly welded to the floor plant

  • 1988

    1988

    Manufacture of the first short chassis for more payload and greater internal loading height

  • 1992

    1992

    Quiet running aluminium floor as an option for the food distribution transport

  • 1993

    1993

    Barley grain structure instead of chequer plate - new
    surface structure for the aluminium floor plate

  • 1995

    1995

    Use of pre-fabricated sheets with special surface coating technology for improved surface refinement of the FERROPLAST panels

  • 1996

    1996

    Introduction of disc brakes

  • 1998

    1998

    Introduction of the company´s own ROTOS running gear

  • 2003

    2003

    Conversion of the short chassis to bolted technology and surface galvanizing

  • 2004

    2004

    Integration of the company´s own axle tube and stub axle to
    the ROTOS running gear range

  • 2007

    2007

    Embedding of the coolant lines in the roof insulation in
    multi-temperature vehicles

  • 2008

    2008

    Introduction of the Load Spread Program (LSP) for optimum axle load distribution

  • 2010

    2010

    FERROPLAST with HDR technology and the new NX17
    foam