The aerodynamic S.CS EcoFLEX trailer wins the European Transport Award for Sustainability 2022

The aerodynamic S.CS EcoFLEX trailer wins the European Transport Award for Sustainability 2022

The award-winning vehicle is part of the Schmitz Cargobull EcoGeneration, and won the award in the Semi-trailers category
November 2021 – Schmitz Cargobull has again been awarded one of the coveted sustainability awards presented by Huss-Verlag. This year, the aerodynamic S.CS EcoFLEX curtainsider semi-trailer convinced the jury in the Semi-trailers category. The vehicle is part of the Schmitz Cargobull EcoGeneration. 

“The European Transport Award for Sustainability confirms both our efforts and our mission to continue offering customers practical and sustainable transport solutions,” explains Andreas Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz Cargobull AG, with pleasure. “When used on the road, the EcoFLEX achieves fuel savings of up to 10%. In view of rising diesel prices and the necessity of reducing CO2 emissions, decreasing fuel consumption through practical measures is becoming increasingly important. The EcoGeneration curtainsiders are capable of significantly reducing both fuel costs and the vehicle’s carbon footprint. Thanks to the aerodynamic trailer, freight forwarders can save real money, without having to resort to expensive and damage-prone attachments. The higher purchase price pays off after only two years,” adds Schmitz.

 Fuel savings of up to 10%

The EcoFLEX curtainsider semi-trailer concept represents another innovative contribution by Schmitz Cargobull to even greater fuel savings and CO2 reduction for road freight transport. The sustainable concept is as simple as it is effective: The body of the EcoFLEX slopes to the rear, drastically reducing aerodynamic drag. This concept offers huge potential savings, particularly for heavy transport jobs that do not require the full height of the cargo area. 

If the full loading volume is required, the rear of the EcoFLEX can be raised flexibly. The height of the tarpaulin can be adjusted to match the body height, and always fulfils the legal total height. By raising rear of the aerodynamic body, freight forwarders can flexibly react to changing transport tasks. 

The European Transport Award for Sustainability is awarded every year in a number of categories by an independent panel of experts. The award aims to encourage companies in the transport and commercial vehicle sector and help to more strongly anchor the principles of sustainable development. The jury consists of renowned experts in the commercial vehicle sector from industrial and scientific fields, trade associations and the media. Over the years, Schmitz Cargobull has repeatedly won these awards with the last one in the Concept + Initiative category for the EcoDuo transport combination in 2019. 
 

Om Schmitz Cargobull:
Med en årlig produksjon på rundt 63 500 trailere og med rundt 6500 ansatte, er Schmitz Cargobull AG Europas ledende produsent av semi-trailere, trailere og trekkvognkarosserier for temperaturregulert gods, generell last og bulkvarer. I regnskapsåret 2018/2019 ble det oppnådd salg på rundt 2,29 milliarder euro. Som en pioner i bransjen utviklet selskapet fra Münsterland-regionen en omfattende merkevarestrategi på et tidlig stadium og satte konsekvent kvalitetsstandarder på alle nivåer: fra forskning og utvikling til produksjon og servicekontrakter til trailertelematikk, finansiering, levering av reservedeler og handel med brukte trailere.


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