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March 2018 - Andreas Klein, Chief Operations Officer since January 2015, is set to leave Schmitz Cargobull AG. The mechanical engineering graduate’s seat on the company's Supervisory Board was terminated by mutual agreement in March 2018.
The Schmitz Cargobull Tipper Days were held for the sixth time at the Competence Plant in Gotha.
On four days of the event, customers and trade press from Germany and the Benelux countries informed themselves about the latest product and service innovations.
January 2018 – The energy-efficient Transformers Trailer has been proven to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% in comparison with a conventional trailer. The complete project including all corresponding measures on the trailer can even bring about a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to around 25%.
EWT Truck & Trailer Polska Sp. z. o. o., an authorised general agent for Schmitz Cargobull in Poland, has maintained a collaborative partnership with Raben for many years. As one of their first customers, EWT has provided Polish Raben Group companies with 1,149 Schmitz Cargobull trailers.
December 2017 - As part of a planned succession policy, three new members were elected to the Supervisory Board at an extraordinary Annual General Meeting (28 November 2017) of Schmitz Cargobull AG. Peter Schmitz, Robin J. Stalker and Thomas Schwier will be taking over from Dr Kunibert Schmidt, Dr Alexander Winkels and Karl Röhricht on the Schmitz Cargobull AG Supervisory Board.
18 December 2017 – To mark Schmitz Cargobull Group’s 125th anniversary, the City of Münster has awarded a silver memorial town hall coin to Andreas Schmitz. As well as receiving the coin, the company will also be honoured with an entry into the City of Münster’s “Goldene Buch” (Golden Book).
Schmitz Cargobull’s box body production plant in Vreden has been named as the overall winner of the renowned Manufacturing Excellence Award 2017. “This prize is an incredible recognition for our entire team,” said Michael Timmermann/head of the Schmitz Cargobull production plant in Vreden in response to the win.
December 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull has secured not one but two awards in the European Transport Prize for Sustainability. The SmartTrailer plus Trailer Telematics System TrailerConnect and the Transformers Trailer with Recuperation impressed the jury in the Telematics systems and Bodies/trailers categories.
November 2017 - As of January 2018, Marco Reichwein will take over as the Managing Director of the Schmitz Cargobull subsidiary, Schmitz Cargobull Telematics GmbH.
While everyone is talking about digitalisation, the trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is taking action: The commercial vehicle manufacturer is setting up the start-up KUBIKx with the aim of digitalising fleet management, transport and logistic processes.
October, 2017 - Schmitz Cargobull has yet another reason to celebrate in its 125th anniversary year: the 1,000,000th axle has been manufactured at its production facility in Altenberge. These axle units have been used exclusively on the company’s own vehicles since production commenced in 2004.
October 2017 – The market leader, Schmitz Cargobull, continues to expand its position in both Europe and worldwide: “We produced 57,982 trailers, a good 10,000 more than planned,” reports Chief Executive Officer, Andreas Schmitz, when presenting the figures for the 2016/2017 business year.
October 2017 – At the beginning of October Schmitz Cargobull celebrated the official opening of its new production plant in Adapazari, Turkey. The multi-production plant (MPP) will be used to assemble both curtainsiders and box bodies. Plans are also in place to add another assembly line for tipper trailers.
Horstmar, September 2017 – The first Schmitz Cargobull Suppliers’ Day was held as part of the celebrations for Schmitz Cargobull's 125th anniversary, at which the trailer manufacturer presented awards to its suppliers in five different categories.
Horstmar, September 2017 - Central to the festivities in honour of Schmitz Cargobull's anniversary were the events at the company's birthplace in the Altenberge plant on the 13th and 14th September.
Horstmar, September 2017 – Across the group, Schmitz Cargobull produced approx. 57,000 vehicles in the past business year and asserted its position as the market and technology leader with customer-oriented innovations and outstanding services.
Horstmar, September 2017 – In 1892, blacksmith Heinrich Schmitz founded a company in Altenberge near Münster which would grow to become Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods 125 years later.
Horstmar, September 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull is offering an exclusive ‘125 Years Limited Edition’ of its most successful trailers, to coincide with the company’s 125th anniversary - 1,250 S.CS curtainsiders, 1,250 S.KO reefer semi-trailers and 375 S.KI tipper trailers will be equipped with comprehensive anniversary packages.
Horstmar/Moscow, September 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull has held a discussion forum entitled ‘Russia – Central Asia: new logistics channels, new prospects’ at the COMTRANS – 2017 international exhibition.
Horstmar, September 2017 – At the official awards ceremony on 4 September 2017, which was part of the 2017 Comtrans trade fair in Moscow, the head of the jury Alexander Solntsev handed over the prize to Andreas Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz Cargobull AG.
Horstmar, September 2017 – With immediate effect the trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull increases its prices for all box bodies, curtainsiders and tipper trailers due to steadily increasing raw material prices and material and energy costs, which have a direct impact on the trailer production costs.
Horstmar, July 2017 – Many of Schmitz Cargobull’s more than 1,300 service partners throughout Europe utilise this powerful tool to process repair orders at their workshops. The long-standing service partner Hinners & Richter has now placed the 100,000th order in the Schmitz Cargobull Repair System. Benjamin Hellbusch and Anne Grawe from Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services congratulated the partner on this special occasion.
Horstmar, July 2017 – The Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG has extended the board member contracts for Andreas Busacker (Finances) and Andreas Klein (Operations) ahead of time by a further five years. Both have served on the company’s Management Board since 2015. “Andreas Busacker and Andreas Klein have both proven themselves to be absolute professionals in their respective fields,” says Prof. Jürgen Kluge, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG. “That is why we are pleased to extend both of the contracts ahead of time and safeguard the long-term continuity within the management.”
Horstmar, July 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull, the European market leader in the trailer sector, has acquired 33 percent of the shares in South African trailer manufacturer, GRW Holdings, a leading manufacturer of tankers and trailers in South Africa.
The browser-based Schmitz Cargobull Repair System (CRS), developed by the company in-house, acts as a central fleet management portal for customers, workshops and the back office. Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services already has more than 15,000 service agreements for a wide range of customers across Europe and this number is on the up.
Horstmar, June 2017 – The BKK Dachverband (an umbrella organisation of company health insurance funds) has granted eleven companies the German Corporate Health Award 2017 in various categories for their engagement in the field of health. In the Industry category the award went to Schmitz Cargobull, the European market leader for semi-trailers. Schmitz Cargobull - with a 5,600-strong workforce - has implemented a high-quality corporate health management programme at various company locations. The issue of health is set down in writing as a management guideline in the corporate policy and is an integral part of the company's philosophy.
Horstmar, 10th May 2017 - P&O Ferrymasters, one of the leading European providers of customised transport and logistics services, is once again concluding a delivery contract for a further 200 Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers.
Horstmar, May 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull Telematics presents the next generation of trailer telematics at the transport logistic 2017 trade fair (Hall A6, Booth 301/402) in Munich. The new SmartTrailer concept is a product of the ongoing development of the company’s proprietary TrailerConnect telematics system. This concept includes a diverse array of new functions and benefits addressing numerous aspects of the logistics industry.
Horstmar, May 2017 - Schmitz Cargobull Telematics presents the new TrailerConnect Portal at the transport logistic trade fair. The new portal is distinguished by its ease of use together with its responsive design. Only a few clicks are needed to access the desired information. In addition, the portal utilises state-of-the-art online technology.
Horstmar, May 2017 – Following a successful launch in the field of refrigerated box bodies and curtainsider semi-trailers, Schmitz Cargobull has expanded its EXECUTIVE line for further body types. With a specially tailored package including in-house vehicle components, the trailer manufacturer is working harder than ever to reduce total running costs for its customers.
Horstmar, May 2017 – Starting April 2017, the Schmitz Cargobull tyre service concept which was developed in cooperation with Hankook, will be available throughout Hungary for the service customers of Schmitz Cargobull. The cooperation was agreed upon by Schmitz Cargobull and the Korean tyre manufacturer. More than 104 partner outlets will form the tyre service network in Hungary for the future.
Horstmar, May 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull Finance GmbH focuses on providing trailer customers with optimum financial services. Insurance options represent an important aspect of this service portfolio. In future, Schmitz Cargobull Finance will offer an extended range of insurance solutions.
Horstmar, May 2017 – The S.CS MEGA curtainsider semi-trailer with VARIOS Top-Technology remains the world champion when it comes to load capacity. The MEGA trailer has space for up to 67 Euro-pallets, transported on two levels. The double deck system is easy to install and enables pallets containing non-stackable goods to be transported on top of each other, providing more efficient use of the available space.
Horstmar, May 2017 - With the aim of offering new, future-oriented logistics solutions for the European transport market, Schmitz Cargobull will also deliver VAN BODIES (V.KO), that is, bodies for trailers used in inner-city distribution, as from April 2017.
Horstmar, May 2017 – Jörg Irsfeld has been in charge of the International Key Account Management (IKAM) department at Schmitz Cargobull since the beginning of April. He has therefore replaced former head of IKAM Josef Warmeling.
Josef Warmeling has left the company at the end of March.
Horstmar, March 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull has had its International Key Account Management (IKAM) department audited for a third time. The company aims to continuously develop this sales channel in order to be able to react to the needs of its international customers professionally, flexibly and individually. The European Foundation for Key Account Management e.V. (EFKAM) recently awarded the leading trailer manufacturer's IKAM department its third successive "KAM Professional" certificate.
Horstmar, 8 March 2017 – At the presentation unveiling bodies for light commercial vehicles (VAN BODIES), CEO Andreas Schmitz provided a brief overview of Schmitz Cargobull's upcoming annual financial statements. According to his summary, the demand for commercial vehicles in Central and Western Europe continues to grow strongly. In the current business year 2016/2017 (from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) Schmitz Cargobull AG, as Europe's largest trailer and body manufacturer, expects an increase in production to around 56,000 trailers (2015/2016 business year: 49,948 units).
Horstmar, 8 March 2017 - With the aim of offering new, future-oriented logistics solutions for the European transport market, Schmitz Cargobull will also deliver VAN BODIES, that is, bodies for trailers used in inner-city distribution, as from April 2017.
Munich/Horstmar, 10th February 2017 – Schmitz Cargobull continues to strengthen its leading position with a double victory in the important trailer/bodies category! The market leader has won the coveted Image Award presented by the German trade magazine VerkehrsRundschau for the seventh time.
Horstmar, February 2017 – The first of the next 3,000 new Schmitz Cargobull S.CS curtainsider semi-trailers was handed over to Søren Lund (Director of Equipment) and Flemming Steiness (Deputy Equipment Manager) from DSV Road Holding NV on Monday, 6 February 2017. On their visit to the production plant in Altenberge with Boris Billich (Member of the Board at Schmitz Cargobull AG), Josef Warmeling (Head of International Key Account Management at Schmitz Cargobull AG) and Gregor Rein (Managing Director of Schmitz Cargobull Denmark A/S), they were impressed by the constant improvement of the products and production processes.
Horstmar, January 2017 –– From January onwards, Schmitz Cargobull tyres, developed in conjunction with the manufacturer Hankook, are available for the spare parts market in Benelux. More than 150 outlets of the Profile Tyrecenter corporation (PTC) now expand Schmitz Cargobull’s European tyre partner network.