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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).
The coin was presented by Markus Lewe, Mayor of the City of Münster, to the local, family-run company Schmitz Cargobull to mark its 125th anniversary at a ceremony attended by members of the Supervisory Board, Management Board, other company representatives and members of the company’s founding families.
“This honour is not only for the members of the founding families, but also for the employees who have helped to turn Schmitz Cargobull into a globally successful company,” said CEO Andreas Schmitz during the ceremony. “We are one of the biggest employers in the Münster region, and our team of highly qualified local specialists, who want to shape a reliable and innovative future for our company, are among our greatest assets.”
About Schmitz Cargobull
With an annual production of some 58,000 trailers and around 5,800 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 has consistently established high quality standards at all levels: from research, development and production to specialist services such as consulting, trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used trailers.