Horstmar, September 2014 - Over 120 customers and business partners accepted the invitation to join the subsidiary, Schmitz Cargobull Bel, in Minsk for its opening event. On 28 August, Andreas Schmitz, member of the Schmitz Cargobull board of directors responsible for Sales in Central and Eastern Europe, officially opened the new Schmitz Cargobull Trailer Centre.
In his welcoming address, Mr Schmitz highlighted the importance of the Eastern European market and described Schmitz Cargobull AG's dedication to transportation companies in Belarus. "The new Schmitz Cargobull Trailer Centre in Belarus is our commitment to all of our customers in Eastern Europe who put their trust in Schmitz Cargobull products," explained Schmitz.
Local transport companies are particularly pleased as they are now able to purchase new vehicles directly from the Schmitz Cargobull Trailer Centre. They now also have direct access to original equipment spare parts thanks to the on-site central parts warehouse supplied by the subsidiary Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services. As a result, customers in Belarus will have shorter waiting times at the workshop, maximum vehicle reliability and better security of costs. Last but not least, the new centre will also provide road transport fleets with expert advice on site. The transportation industry in Belarus is developing at an extraordinary rate, which is why Schmitz Cargobull is planning to extend its services there over the medium term, including adding used vehicle sales and financing solutions.