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Trailer of the Year 2017 in Russia – Schmitz Cargobull wins award for its S.KO COOL COMPLETE semi-trailer with EXECUTIVE package
The award-winning trailer, a refrigerated S.KO COOL COMPLETE semi-trailer with a Schmitz Cargobull transport refrigeration unit, Full Service contract, trailer telematics system and financing package impressed the jury of Russian experts with innovative technical solutions that significantly increase transport efficiency.

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. One of the main factors in its nomination was the trailer’s contribution to increasing transport efficiency. Further parameters, such as innovative, technical solutions, reductions in running costs and the availability of services, also played an important role.

“Russia is an important market that is particularly close to the company’s and my own heart. That is why we are delighted with the market’s continued growth. We see this award as a symbol of the trust in our services and product quality,” said Andreas Schmitz with a smile. “We will work hard to maintain our reliability and innovation for our customers. This is the only way to expand our position at the fore of the market in future. We work tirelessly to deliver the highest quality and develop the best customer-oriented transport solutions,” continues Schmitz.

The S.KO COOL COMPLETE reefer semi-trailer EXECUTIVE package is the first complete offer from a single supplier which comprehensively addresses every aspect concerned with the use of the trailer. The perfectly integrated components and new insulation system with an outstanding insulation value of k=0.33 W/m2K meet customers’ expectations when it comes to quality and safety.  The trailer with the EXECUTIVE package is equipped with a full set of equipment at the factory, including SCB’s own transport refrigeration unit with proactive monitoring, a Full Service contract, a custom-made financing package, and the Schmitz Cargobull telematics package plus temperature recorder. Schmitz Cargobull's S.KO COOL refrigerated semi-trailers have been the top-selling refrigerated trailers in Europe and Russia for years.

The prize for Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia has been awarded each year for the last 17 years in six different categories. (Truck, Van, Bus, Trailer, Newcomer and special jury prize). The specialist jury responsible for selecting the winners was made up of respected Russian journalists from popular print and online trade publications (Alexander Solntsev, editor in chief at Commercial Transport Magazine and president of the jury; Alexander Eremchov, editor in chief at Gruzovik; Alexander Trochacev, editor in chief at Haulier. Special Equipment; Alexander Klimnov, publisher of Kommercheskiye Avtomobili + spetsavtotekhnika magazine; Maksim Sergeev, editor in chief of the Maxtrucker website; Sergey Zhykov, publisher of Avtopark-Pyatoye Koleso magazine; Konstantin Zakurdaev, publisher of Spetstekhnika I Kommerchesky Transport magazine; Dmitriy Gladki, editor in chief of industry blog Machine Park, Valeriy Pisanov, editor in chief at Dalnoboi.org; Vjcheclav Sybbotin, TV host at Avto24-Kan).

About Schmitz Cargobull AG:

With an annual production of some 57,000* trailers and around 5,700* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €2* billion in the 2016/2017 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the German company 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 consulting, trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and Full Service.

*Provisional figures based on the 2016/2017 business year

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from left: Boris Billich, Head of Sales at Schmitz Cargobull AG and Andreas Schmitz, CEO at Schmitz Cargobull AG happily receive their first-place award in the category “Trailer of the Year 2017” at the awards ceremony for “Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia”
from left: Boris Billich, Head of Sales at Schmitz Cargobull AG and Andreas Schmitz, CEO at Schmitz Cargobull AG happily receive their first-place award in the category “Trailer of the Year 2017” at the awards ceremony for “Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia”