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Horstmar, September 2016 – When backing up to a loading ramp in a hurry, some hard bumps can often be experienced. To prevent damage to the trailer and the ramp from the impact energy, Schmitz Cargobull has further improved its compressible roller bumper in line with customer requirements This was done while taking in account the experience of French customers in particular.
The compressible roller bumpers consist of solid, stainless steel rollers that are installed in front of the shock absorbers. They ensure that at the rear of the trailer the impact forces are guided not into the body, but into the more durable chassis of the trailer. The new development with four conical rollers requires less maintenance and also functions even if the trailer is not driven up to the ramp at a right angle. In addition, the roller design enables vertical movement, with the trailer hard up against the ramp, during loading and unloading with heavy forklift trucks. The result is no more tearing off of rubber or metal bumpers and therefore lower repair costs, which directly influences the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
About Schmitz Cargobull AG:
With an annual production of some 50,000* vehicles and around 5,500* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.78* billion in the 2015/2016 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.
*provisional figures based on the 2015/2016 business year
The final figures for the past financial year (01/04/2015 – 31/03/2016) will be published by the company in the middle of October 2016.