Schmitz Cargobull AG and Meritor Development Partnership

Schmitz Cargobull AG and Meritor Development Partnership

The Schmitz Cargobull product range
July 2019 - The European market leader for commercial vehicle trailers, Schmitz Cargobull, will source one of the lightest disc brakes currently available from Meritor, one of the world's leading suppliers of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, from 2021.

Partnership for Trailer Disk Brakes

“We’re pleased to be working with a global supplier that has proven braking solutions with consistent quality and dedicated customer service and is aligned with our goals”, said Roland Klement, Chief Research & Development Officer at Schmitz Cargobull.

“We’re pleased to be working with a global supplier that has proven braking solutions with consistent quality and dedicated customer service and is aligned with our goals”, said Roland Klement, Chief Research & Development Officer at Schmitz Cargobull.

The wheel brake solution for Schmitz Cargobull is designed to meet all quality requirements in terms of efficiency, safety and performance. By reducing the weight of the disc brake, additional payload is available on the Schmitz Cargobull trailer. The robust single-piston disc brake also has a reduced number of moving parts. This reduces wear and increases service-friendliness.

“Entering into an agreement with a highly respected OEM like Schmitz Cargobull reinforces our goal to diversify the business and positions Meritor for growth in Europe,” said Tony Nicol, vice president, Truck, Europe. “The new brake offers significant cost and weight savings while also maintaining the performance our customers expect.”

Components optimized for weight and performance were developed at Meritor’s braking center of excellence in Cwmbran, United Kingdom. Meritor designed the brake based on delivering TCO benefits for customers while also retaining key aspects of current technologies.

Over Schmitz Cargobull:
Met een jaarproductie van ongeveer 63.500* trailers en ongeveer 6.500* medewerkers is Schmitz Cargobull AG Europa's toonaangevende fabrikant van opleggers, trailers en motorwagenopbouwsystemen voor temperatuurgecontroleerde lading, general cargo en stortgoederen. In het boekjaar 2018/2019 werd een omzet van ca. 2,29 miljard euro bereikt. Als pionier in de sector ontwikkelde het bedrijf uit Münsterland al vroeg een alles omvattende merkstrategie en hanterde het hoge kwaliteitsnormen op alle niveaus: van onderzoek en ontwikkeling tot productie en servicecontracten, trailertelematica, financiering, levering van onderdelen en handel in gebruikte voertuigen.


Het Schmitz Cargobull pers-team:

Anna Stuhlmeier:+49 2558 81-1340 I anna.stuhlmeier@cargobull.com
Andrea Beckonert:+49 2558 81-1321 I andrea.beckonert@cargobull.com
Silke Hesener:+49 2558 81-1501 I silke.hesener@cargobull.com