02 May 2008
Leading trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull UK Ltd has appointed Stephen Rogers as its area sales manager for Ireland.
Stephen has extensive experience of the commercial vehicle sector gained during a career that has included roles with fleet management and contract hire companies as well as another leading trailer manufacturer.
Based in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Stephen's remit is to ensure that Schmitz Cargobull continues to provide the very highest levels of customer care and service to its many clients throughout Ireland and, of course, to grow Schmitz Cargobull's share of the Irish trailer market.
"We are highly committed to the Irish trailer market and we believe it is essential to have representation in that region with a clear understanding of the territory. Stephen is perfect for the role and we are delighted that he has joined us," commented Andrew Morley, Schmitz Cargobull's UK sales and marketing director.
Schmitz Cargobull builds trailers for Ireland at its UK production facility at Harelaw, County Durham.
Married to Linda, Stephen Rogers has two daughters. On the few occasions when work and family commitments allow, Stephen enjoys playing golf with friends.
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.