Schmitz Cargobull offers financial support to aid projects in Ukraine

Schmitz Cargobull offers financial support to aid projects in Ukraine

Schmitz Cargobull has split its Münsterland Innovation Prize money between two aid organisations, "Aktion Kleiner Prinz" in Warendorf and "Brücke Ukrainehilfe" in Halle (Saale)

October 2022 - Marnix Lannoije, Director of Research and Development at Schmitz Cargobull AG, together with Klaus Ehling, Director of Münsterland e.V. from Greven, presented a cheque for €2,000 to Sylvia Oertker, chairwoman of the "Aktion Kleiner Prinz" e.V. association from Warendorf. 

Support for children in Ukraine

The organisation supports aid projects for children in Ukraine.

Schmitz Cargobull is donating another €2,000 to the aid organisation Bruecke Ukrainehilfe Halle (Saale) e.V., which organises direct aid for medical care in the war zones of Ukraine.

Under the motto "Together. Sustainable. Act. Münsterland thinks ahead.", Schmitz Cargobull was awarded the Münsterland 2022 Innovation Prize in the "Digitalisation" category for its "Data Management Centre (DMC)". Awarded every two years by Münsterland e.V. for innovations developed in the region, the prize cames with a €4,000 cheque.

About the aid organisations

Aktion Kleiner Prinz" from Warendorf supports projects for children in need worldwide. Projects are supported in emergency, war or crisis areas that enable and secure survival, food, housing, health, education, etc. for the children.

Aktion Kleiner Prinz" has carried the DZI donation seal without interruption since 2002 and is currently intensively supporting people in the Ukraine.

The association "Brücke Ukrainehilfe" was founded by eleven committed German and Ukrainian members who have set themselves the goal of quickly and effectively delivering urgently needed medical aid to Ukrainian clinics in crisis areas. All donated funds are spent 1:1 on the purchase of the necessary materials: Medicines, bandages, syringes, bandages, catheters, defibrillators, stretchers and much more. Several aid shipments have already been made from Germany.

About Schmitz Cargobull 

Schmitz Cargobull is the leading manufacturer of semi-trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods in Europe and a pioneer in digital solutions for trailer services and improved connectivity. The company also manufactures transport refrigeration machines for refrigerated semi-trailers for temperature-controlled freight transport. With a comprehensive range of services from financing, spare parts supply, service contracts and telematics solutions to used vehicle trading, Schmitz Cargobull supports its customers in optimising their total cost of ownership (TCO) and digital transformation. Schmitz Cargobull was founded in 1892 in Münsterland, Germany. The family-run company produces around 60,000 vehicles per year with over 6,000 employees and generated a turnover of around 2.6 billion euros in the 2022/23 financial year. The international production network currently comprises ten plants in Germany, Lithuania, Spain, England, Turkey, Slovakia and Australia.

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