With significant orders taken for both curtainsider and refrigerated trailers, Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd has hailed the recent Commercial Vehicle show as the best CV show ever for the company. Of particular note was the contract signed on the Schmitz Cargobull stand by a leading UK trailer rental company for 165 refrigerated trailers.
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd's sales and marketing director, Andrew Morley, commented: “We received orders from existing and new customers and our sales team took significant enquiries from many new prospects.
“It was a fantastic three days for us and our team left the NEC feeling very motivated. I believe the show provided an excellent platform to remind our customers and, indeed, the rest of the industry, exactly why the Schmitz Cargobull group is the biggest manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe,” he added.
Andreas Schmitz, managing director of Schmitz Cargobull (UK), shared Andrew Morley's enthusiasm. “The CV show was a superb event for us. There was a very positive atmosphere throughout the exhibition and the organizers should be congratulated for their efforts on behalf of the whole industry.”
“Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is extremely optimistic about the UK market. In common with all manufacturers we are having to contend with the rising costs of raw materials but, by adopting ultra-efficient manufacturing processes at our UK production facility at Harelaw, just outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne, we have been able to avoid passing on significant price increases to our customers. This fact was particularly well received at the CV show,” Andreas Schmitz concluded.
About Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German-owned Schmitz Group, the biggest manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe. The Group produced some 50,000 units during the 2006/7 business year at manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Great Britain. This figure is forecast to rise to 100,000 units by 2010. The UK factory is situated at Harelaw, County Durham and employs over 350 personnel involved in the design, manufacture and sales of refrigerated, dry freight and curtain-sided semi-trailers specifically for the UK and Eire markets.
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
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