The Supervisory Board, the Management Board and the employees of Schmitz Cargobull AG mourn the loss of Peter Schmitz who passed away on November 9, 2023 at the age of 84.
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Peter Schmitz, the co-owner, former Chairman of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG, passed away on November 9, 2023 at the age of 84 in his hometown of Altenberge in North-Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).
Peter Schmitz was a visionary whose ideas stood for innovation, quality and customer-oriented solutions. With his knowledge and commitment, he made Schmitz Cargobull a leading company in the industry.
Around two dozen patents in semi-trailer construction speak for his technical know-how. One of his most revolutionary innovations is insulating panel FERROPLAST®, which forms the basis for Schmitz Cargobull's market leadership in refrigerated vehicle construction.
His entrepreneurial principles, his striving for constant improvement and progress, but also his friendliness and human approachability will remain unforgotten.
Peter Schmitz was always ready to listen and take time for his employees and customers.
The memory of this truly great man will live on in the Schmitz Cargobull family.
If you would like to express your sympathy, you can send us your thoughts and memories about Peter Schmitz: InMemoriam@cargobull.com We will publish the messages we receive on this page.
My deepest condolences, a hug to the entire Schmitz family.