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Smart Trailer Days: Sustainably efficient and digitally networked

In keeping with the motto "Smart Trailer Days", Schmitz Cargobull will be presenting the latest product and service innovations which help to reduce the Total Costs of Ownership (TCO) in the fleet.

Corona: Schmitz Cargobull service network remains ready to provide support

March 2020 - Despite the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus crisis, Schmitz Cargobull’s 1,700 Service Partners are ready to help.

Vehicle delivery from all Schmitz Cargobull production plants still ongoing
Measures for the protection and care of drivers

March 2020 - In these very challenging times, the entire logistics industry, and particularly drivers, are making a fundamental contribution to maintaining public supply.

Multifunctional logistics with rigid trucks from Schmitz Cargobull
New: The high-volume rigid truck with drawbar trailer comes with the MEGA body system and the popular POWER CURTAIN tarpaulin

November 2019 – Schmitz Cargobull high-volume rigid trucks have seen a generational change. The MEGA versions of the M.CS rigid truck curtainsider and Z.CS central axle curtainsider drawbar trailer offer up to 500 kilograms extra payload. 

Positive record in the last business year in a currently challenging economic environment
Schmitz Cargobull AG: Market leader within Europe once again

“A glance at the figures of the 2018/19 business year shows that the last business year of 2018/19* was a solid year for Schmitz Cargobull,” reports Andreas Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of Schmitz Cargobull AG on the occasion of the Supervisory Board Meeting on 24 September 2019. Due to the overall economic and political development, no further growth is expected in the current 2019/20 business year. 

‘Food goes digital’: Manufacturers, logistics providers and retailers discuss opportunities and solutions
Schmitz Cargobull AG: More than 120 experts at the 5th Foodstuffs Symposium

Vreden, 11/12 September 2019 – All areas of life will undergo massive changes due to the transparency of digitalisation: for food manufacturers, for the retail trade, and for logistics providers as the connecting link, this has serious consequences. Under the slogan of ‘Food goes digital’, more than 120 experts from Germany and the Netherlands spend two days discussing opportunities and solutions at the fifth Schmitz Cargobull Foodstuffs Symposium in Vreden

Schmitz Cargobull AG and Meritor Announce Development Partnership for Trailer Disk Brakes

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.

Schmitz Cargobull wins the “Best Brand 2019” award
Readers once again vote Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer in first place in the Trailer box/refrigerated body category

June 2019 - Schmitz Cargobull wins the “Best Brand 2019” award in the Trailer box/refrigerated body category. Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer has won the prestigious Image Award from the ETM Verlag, receiving another branch-specific award within the space of only a few weeks. 

pfenning logistics group takes delivery of its 1,250th trailer from Schmitz Cargobull
New order for 55 two-axle semi-trailers now delivered

June 2019 – Schmitz Cargobull has delivered the 1,250th semi-trailer to the pfenning logistics group. For the handover of the two-axle box semi-trailer, representatives from both companies met at the Heddesheim site. 

“Green Truck Future Innovation” Award 2019 goes to Schmitz Cargobull for its EcoDuo concept
The long HGV concept impressed the expert jury

June 2019 – VerkehrsRundschau and TRUCKER have awarded Schmitz Cargobull the “Green Truck Future Innovation” Award 2019 for its EcoDuo long HGV concept. The market leader convinced the expert jury with the vehicle combination which is capable of achieving CO2 savings of 25% for long-distance international freight transport. 

Big Data – 15,555th trailer delivered to PEMA
PEMA and Schmitz Cargobull confirm long-term partnership

June 2019 - Schmitz Cargobull and PEMA GmbH, one of Europe’s largest vehicle leasing companies, enjoy a successful collaboration that has spanned decades. 

From left: Daniela Klose-Borgaes (PEMA, Head of Marketing), Christian Heilers (Schmitz Cargobull, Key Account Manager), Peter Ström (PEMA, Chief Executive Officer), Boris Billich (Schmitz Cargobull, Chief Sales Officer), Udo Brestel (PEMA, Head of Sales Germany), Jörg Irsfeld (Schmitz Cargobull, Head of International Key Account Management)
Schmitz Cargobull at transport logistic 2019

June 2019 – Schmitz Cargobull’s Smart Trailer World is continuing to evolve.
At the transport logistic 2019 trade fair taking place in Munich between 4 and
7 June, the company will be showcasing new and advanced transport solutions to increase efficiency and transparency in vehicle fleets at Stand 301/402 in Hall A6. 

Lightweight with a strong body
Product première: The S.CS UNIVERSAL X-LIGHT curtainsider semi-trailer is now available with an unladen weight of 4,975 kg. And, of course, includes Schmitz Cargobull’s proven quality and strength.

June 2019 – Maximum use of a trailer’s payload plays a key role in the international transport industry. To achieve this, transport companies need trailers with loading areas that can be used efficiently for a wide range of freight.

Spotlight on digitalisation and connectivity
Schmitz Cargobull Telematics is expanding its TrailerConnect trailer telematics system to include new functions and interfaces for other telematics systems. New apps for drivers and fleet managers – the new beSmart and beUpToDate apps – complement the portfolio of services.

June 2019 – The experts from Schmitz Cargobull Telematics will be showcasing new features at transport logistic 2019, focussing particularly on cold chain management. Two new functions will help transport companies to monitor and document door opening processes, thus improving trailer security. 

Emissions-free solution for refrigerated transport
Digital transport efficiency and electric mobility: The new Schmitz Cargobull S.KO COOL SMART reefer semi-trailer equipped with the S.CUe electric transport cooling unit.

June 2019 – With Schmitz Cargobull’s universal solution – consisting of an advanced refrigerated box body, a standard trailer telematics system with a built-in digital temperature recorder, and all temperature data stored for 24 months – transport companies can now enjoy a smart package for refrigerated logistics. 

Schmitz Cargobull's EcoDuo concept – flexible trailer combination for efficient, climate-friendly transport

June 2019 – With its new EcoDuo concept, Schmitz Cargobull is launching a new transport concept for the European market. As well as being able to transport  more freight, it does not put any extra strain on current infrastructure, is able to reduce CO2 emissions, is in line with current commercial transport standards and is ideal for point-to-point transport outside of urban areas.

Schmitz Cargobull at the transport logistic 2019
Product premiere: the S.CS UNIVERSAL X-LIGHT curtainsider semi-trailer with an unladen weight beginning at 4,975 kilograms in proven quality and robustness

May 2019 – The “Smart Trailer World” from Schmitz Cargobull keeps on turning. At the “transport logistic 2019” trade fair from 4th-7th June in Munich in hall A6, booth 301/402, the company presents new and enhanced transport solutions for greater fleet efficiency and transparency. 

Michael Grund named Member of the Board for Schmitz Cargobull’s Operations division

The Supervisory Board of Schmitz Cargobull AG has appointed Michael Grund as the new Member of the Board for Operations.


Trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull has established a new company, Schmitz Cargobull Ireland, in support of the country’s rapidly expanding haulage market, in a move welcomed by Minister of State Damien English TD.

Schmitz Cargobull expands its production capacity for insulated trailers and semi-trailers
New foaming press commissioned at the Lithuanian plant

April 2019 – On 22 March, the new foaming press for the manufacture of the FERROPLAST insulation system was commissioned in an official ceremony at the Lithuanian Schmitz Cargobull plant in Panev?žys. With the new equipment
the company expands its production capacity from the previous number of 10 insulated trailers to 30 trailers per day.

From l to r: Alois Schmid - Managing Director Hennecke, Dietrich Zaps – Supervisory Board Member of Schmitz Cargobull AG, Raimundas Petrauskas – Managing Director Schmitz Cargobull Baltic UAB, Roland Klement – Chief Technical Officer Schmitz Cargobull AG
Schmitz Cargobull celebrates two highlights at the TRANSPORT trade fair in Herning (Denmark)
30 years of Schmitz Cargobull in Denmark and presentation of the S.CS curtainsiders especially for the Scandinavian market.

Anniversary: Schmitz Cargobull successful in Denmark for 30 years and provides robust curtainsider semitrailer solution for up to 50 tonnes total weight especially for the Scandinavian market. 

Schmitz Cargobull at the bauma 2019
Tipper semi-trailers are becoming lighter, more efficient and also more digital

March 2019 – Constructing Value – this is the  banner under which Schmitz Cargobull AG will be taking part in the bauma 2019 (8th to 14th April 2019 – Hall B4/Stand no. 313) with an S.KI tipper semi-trailer with thermal insulation, an S.KI tipper semi-trailer with new plastic cladding, and an M.KI truck tipper with an electric sliding tarpaulin. 

Image Award 2019 - The award goes to Schmitz Cargobull
First place in the category “Commercial vehicle bodies” for the brand with the blue elephant

February 2019 – With its award in the category “Commercial vehicle bodies”, Schmitz Cargobull once again demonstrates its leading position in the segment.

Schmitz Cargobull closes facility in Berlin
Production of V.KO Van Bodies is discontinued

January 2019 – Schmitz Cargobull AG has decided to shut down V.KO Van Bodies
production in Berlin, to close the Berlin site and to enter into negotiations on a
reconciliation of interests.

Pharma customers benefit from GDP certificate
Schmitz Cargobull Telematics passes GDP audit by the TÜV

January 2019 – Pharma customers, who are required to demonstrate the safety of their processes in GDP audits every year now have a strong partner at their side in the transport sector. 

25% more efficiency! Long S.KO version delivered to the X5 Retail Group
Schmitz Cargobull offers full-length 16.80 metre side walls for the long version of the refrigerated box body

January 2019 – Schmitz Cargobull is the first trailer manufacturer in Europe to produce single-piece FERROPLAST side walls for refrigerated box bodies with a total length of 16.80 metres. The full-length side walls are produced at Schmitz Cargobull’s Lithuanian plant in Panevezys. 

From l to r: Andrius Eiva - Head of Product Management Truck Bodies Schmitz Cargobull Baltic UAB, Boris Billich - Chief Sales Officer Schmitz Cargobull AG, Mile Mishevski – General Director Schmitz Cargobull Russland, Kirill Kuzmenko - General Director «Agro – Avto» (X5 RETAIL GROUP), Raimundas Petrauskas - Managing Director Schmitz Cargobull Baltic UAB
New approaches in intermodal transport
Schmitz Cargobull brings container chassis back into its range

January 2019 – Container transport is regarded as the backbone of global supply chains. Almost all packaged goods arrive by container into European sea ports. Flexibility and speed, above all, are what matter with commercial transport. 

Focusing on the essentials increases efficiency in intermodal transport
S.CF semi-trailer container chassis from Schmitz Cargobull

January 2019 – From today, the S.CF semi-trailer container chassis will complete Schmitz Cargobull’s product portfolio. For customers who specialise in intermodal transport, three variants of the chassis with the GOOSENECK design are available for the optimal and safe transport of containers ranging from 40´ to 45´ in length: