09 May 2008
Maxim Logistics, the Corby-based storage and haulage specialists, have taken delivery of two Freepost curtainsider trailers from Schmitz Cargobull.
The new trailers will operate within the UK delivering palletized loads of raw ingredients for Maxim's clients in the food manufacturing sector.
This is the first time that Maxim has chosen Schmitz Cargobull trailers. Historically the company had always specified product from another leading manufacturer but, as fleet manager, David Ormond, explains, the company felt that the time had come for a change. He comments: "We decided to reassess our trailer fleet and look more closely at what is on the market. The Schmitz Cargobull product impressed us with its build quality and the value for money that it offers."
The curtainsiders, which have been built at Schmitz Cargobull's factory at Harelaw, County Durham, using Schmitz Cargobull patented bolted and galvanized manufacturing technique, are designed to make loading and unloading easier, quicker and safer. With no pillars to locate, the Freepost trailers offer clear side access along the full length of the trailer.
Andrew Morley, Schmitz Cargobull's sales and marketing director commented: "We are delighted that Maxim has chosen to use our product and are very optimistic that, now they have seen the quality of our trailers, they will want to add more Schmitz Cargobull trailers to their fleet."
Editors' notes: About Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group, the biggest and leading manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe. Today the Group, with more than 5,000 employees and a turnover of approx. 2 billion Euros now produces more than 60,000 plus units a year at nine manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Great Britain. The UK factory is situated at Harelaw, County Durham and employs over 350 workers. Some 3000 plus refrigerated, dry freight and curtain-sided semi-trailers are developed and produced at the UK site every year. A number of additional services complete the company profile: Cargobull Finance for leasing and lease purchasing; Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services for vehicle servicing and spare parts; Cargobull Service Partners for repairs and maintenance; Cargobull Telematics for trailer telematics and Cargobull Trailer Store for used trailers. Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated units are constructed using the company's FERROPLAST® Thermo Technology modular steel-skinned panels to keep loads at the desired temperature.