Schmitz Cargobull has leaped to the aid of TV's Anneka Rice.
The leading trailer manufacturer has designed and manufactured a specially modified version of its tri-axle dry freight box van for a special one-off edition of the popular Challenge Anneka show to be broadcast this Christmas on ITV1.
The trailer which Schmitz Cargobull provided will be used to help transport vital equipment as the well-liked celebrity and her team of volunteers attempt to build a cricket pavilion, maternity unit and community play centre for a Sri Lankan community devastated by 2004's Tsunami.
“When we were approached by ITV we were only too delighted to help them with such a fabulous and worthwhile project,” said Andrew Morley, Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd's Sales and Marketing Director.
The rear closure of the trailer was specially modified to feature an up and over shutter which doubles up as a vehicle ramp. The ramp allows Anneka's four-wheel drive Jeep to be driven safely into the trailer so that it can be transported to Sri Lanka before work on the project begins.
The box van is finished in an eye catching silver livery and Schmitz Cargobull worked closely with the Challenge Anneka team on the final design of the graphics which feature prominently on the sides and back of the trailer.
“We are extremely proud to be associated with this excellent event and I am sure that everyone at Schmitz Cargobull will be willing Anneka on as she strives to complete her challenge,” added Andrew Morley.
Editors' notes: About Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) is a division of the German-owned Schmitz Group, the biggest manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe. The Group produces 36,000 units a year at manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Great Britain. The UK factory is situated at Harelaw, County Durham and employs over 350 workers. Some 1500 refrigerated, dry freight and curtain-sided semi-trailers are produced at the UK site every year.
Andrew Morley, Sales and Marketing Director
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
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