Schmitz Cargobull mourns the loss of company owner Peter Schmitz

Schmitz Cargobull mourns the loss of company owner Peter Schmitz

The Supervisory Board, Executive Board and employees of Schmitz Cargobull AG mourn the loss of Peter Schmitz, who died on 9 November at the age of 84 in his home town of Altenberge in German
As a graduate engineer specialising in vehicle construction, Peter Schmitz joined the then Schmitz-Anhänger GmbH & CO. KG as Managing Director in 1973, representing the third generation of the entrepreneurial family. After its transformation into a public limited company in 1998, Peter Schmitz managed the company as Chairman of the Management Board until 2003. From 2003 to 2013, he was responsible for the company's development as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He was reappointed to the Supervisory Board from 2017 to 2019.

Visionary and constructive mastermind

Continuing the family tradition, Peter Schmitz’s name stands for innovation, quality, and customer-centred solutions. With his spirit of technical innovation and commitment to continuous improvement, he has played a key role in constantly expanding Schmitz Cargobull's position as a technology and market leader for trailers. Around two dozen patents in trailer and semi-trailer construction speak for his technical expertise. 

One of his most revolutionary innovations is the invention of the FERROPLAST insulating panel, which forms the basis for Schmitz Cargobull's market leadership in refrigerated vehicle construction. Following his strategy of "growth through renunciation", he spearheaded major restructuring measures at the Altenberge and Vreden production plants in the 1990s with great professionalism.

Peter Schmitz will be remembered as a visionary and constructive mastermind who created the technical foundations for customer-orientated solutions with his innovative and quality-driven ideas. With his knowledge and commitment, he made Schmitz Cargobull a leading company in the industry.

Peter Schmitz always had an open ear for employees and customers and was close to the daily business. His company principles, his striving for constant improvement and progress, as well as his friendliness and approachability, will never be forgotten.

Our deepest sympathies go to his family. The memory of Peter Schmitz will live on in the Schmitz Cargobull family.

À propos de Schmitz Cargobull :
Schmitz Cargobull est le premier fabricant européen de semi-remorques pour le transport routier frigorifique, le transport express de marchandise et le transport par lot ou en vrac.
C’est aussi un pionnier des solutions numériques grâce à ses services et ses systèmes de télématique pour remorque. Schmitz Cargobull fabrique également des groupes frigorifiques pour semi-remorques destinés au transport de marchandises sous températures dirigées. Avec une offre globale intégrant le financement, la fourniture de pièces détachées d’origine, avec ses offres de contrats de service, ses solutions télématiques tout comme la vente de véhicules d'occasion, Schmitz Cargobull aide ses clients à optimiser leur coût total de possession (TCO) ainsi que le passage au numérique. Schmitz Cargobull a été fondée en 1892 dans le Münsterland (Allemagne). L'entreprise familiale produit environ 60 000 véhicules par an avec plus de 6 000 employés et a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires d'environ 2,6 milliards d'euros au cours de l'exercice 2022/23. Le réseau de production international comprend actuellement dix usines réparties en Allemagne, en Lituanie, en Espagne, en Angleterre, en Turquie, en Slovaquie ainsi qu'en Australie.

 L'équipe de presse de Schmitz Cargobull :
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