The new Schmitz Cargobull facility in the UK is the latest of a total of ten production sites in Germany (Altenberge, Vreden, Gotha), Lithuania, Spain, Slovakia, Turkey, Australia and South Africa. The 7,500 sq m production area in Manchester offers a total capacity of 60 units per week in single-shift operation. The 1,000 sq m spare parts warehouse ensures rapid local supply.
Schmitz Cargobull employs a total of 72 people in the UK. The team is led by Paul Avery, Managing Director Operations, and Colin Maher, who has held the position of Managing Director Sales & Services since January 2023.
“We want to support transport companies in the UK and Ireland in the best possible way with our comprehensive range of reliable and innovative transport solutions. This includes vehicles with market-specific features, the shortest delivery times, an extensive 24/7 spare parts supply as well as our proven range of services from financing to telematics and used vehicle sales,” says Maher. “The introduction of the new semi-trailers means we now have our strongest ever product portfolio in the UK.”
“Manchester has proven the perfect location for us with its strong industrial heritage,” adds Avery. “We’re already seeing a significant influx in demand, and we only expect that to continue to grow in the years ahead.”
f.l.: Dr. Günter Schweitzer (Chief Operations Officer Schmitz Cargobull), Andreas Busacker (Chief Financial Offer Schmitz Cargobull), Colin Maher (Managing Director Sales & Services, Schmitz Cargobull UK), Mike Kane (Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East), Paul Avery (Managing Director Operations Schmitz Cargobull UK), Boris Billich (Chief Sales Officer Schmitz Cargobull)