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Magnus takes seven new trailers

29 May 2008

Schmitz Cargobull has delivered seven new trailers to warehousing, distribution and towage specialists Magnus Group. The new Schmitz Cargobull trailers will be used by Magnus to service their distribution contract with Celotex – a manufacturer and supplier of insulating foam to the construction industry. At the start of this year Magnus signed a new distribution contract agreement with Celotex and the new trailers will form part of a dedicated fleet that delivers Celotex products directly from the company's manufacturing plant in Hadleigh, near Ipswich, to builders merchants and construction sites throughout the UK. In addition to the new trailers, Schmitz Cargobull has supplied and fitted new curtains with Celotex's livery to existing trailers in the Magnus fleet. John Stringer, Magnus's general manager, commented: "We have specified Schmitz Cargobull trailers for a number of years. Schmitz Cargobull always delivers its products on time and to the right specification." With its headquarters close to the A14 in Suffolk, the privately-owned Magnus Group operates a large fleet of vehicles and trailers and delivers a broad range of products throughout the UK and mainland Europe. 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.

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