Schmitz Cargobull AG and Meritor Development Partnership

Schmitz Cargobull AG and Meritor Development Partnership

The Schmitz Cargobull product range
July 2019 - The European market leader for commercial vehicle trailers, Schmitz Cargobull, will source one of the lightest disc brakes currently available from Meritor, one of the world's leading suppliers of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, from 2021.

Partnership for Trailer Disk Brakes

“We’re pleased to be working with a global supplier that has proven braking solutions with consistent quality and dedicated customer service and is aligned with our goals”, said Roland Klement, Chief Research & Development Officer at Schmitz Cargobull.

“We’re pleased to be working with a global supplier that has proven braking solutions with consistent quality and dedicated customer service and is aligned with our goals”, said Roland Klement, Chief Research & Development Officer at Schmitz Cargobull.

The wheel brake solution for Schmitz Cargobull is designed to meet all quality requirements in terms of efficiency, safety and performance. By reducing the weight of the disc brake, additional payload is available on the Schmitz Cargobull trailer. The robust single-piston disc brake also has a reduced number of moving parts. This reduces wear and increases service-friendliness.

“Entering into an agreement with a highly respected OEM like Schmitz Cargobull reinforces our goal to diversify the business and positions Meritor for growth in Europe,” said Tony Nicol, vice president, Truck, Europe. “The new brake offers significant cost and weight savings while also maintaining the performance our customers expect.”

Components optimized for weight and performance were developed at Meritor’s braking center of excellence in Cwmbran, United Kingdom. Meritor designed the brake based on delivering TCO benefits for customers while also retaining key aspects of current technologies.

Acerca da Schmitz Cargobull:
Com uma produção anual de cerca de 63.500 reboques e cerca de 6.500 funcionários, a Schmitz Cargobull AG é o fabricante líder europeu de semirreboques, reboques e carroçarias de camião para carga a temperaturas controladas, carga geral e mercadoria a granel. No ano fiscal 2018/2019 foi alcançado um volume de vendas de aprox. 2,29 milhões de euros. Como pioneira do setor, a empresa desenvolveu a partir da região de Münster uma estratégia de mercado abrangente e estabeleceu padrões de qualidade consequentes em todos os níveis: desde a investigação e desenvolvimento, passando pela produção e contratos de serviços, até à telemática dos reboques, financiamento, fornecimento de peças sobressalentes e comércios de veículos usados.


A equipa de imprensa da 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