History

  • 1892 Founded by Franz Heinrich in Altenberge (D)
  • 1935 Production of the first semi-trailers and semitrailer container
  • 1950 Production of the first refrigerated trailer
  • 1978 Expansion into the Middle East
  • 1978 Invention of FERROPLAST technology
  • 1982 European sales network
  • 1983 The blue elephant is launched as the company’s new trademark
  • 1998 ROTOS trailer axle
  • 2004 TrailerConnect: Schmitz Cargobull´s own telematics system
  • 2009 First semi-trailer sold in Australia
  • 2012 Schmitz Cargobull refrigeration unit
  • 2013 Re-structure and expansion of the business in Australia
  • 2014 Production in China: joint venture with Dongfeng (CN)
  • 2015 Cooperation with Krueger Transport Equipment in Australia