Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Schmitz Cargobull takes on UK manufacturers

Schmitz Cargobull has engineered a new range of aluminium fixed roof curtainsider trailers developed exclusively for the UK and Irish markets, to compete with domestic manufacturers.

The new designs have an aluminium front bulkhead with galvanised steel front and rear corner posts which allows free side loading using standard forklifts without a side-shift capability.

They also feature wraparound curtains and a front ratchet tensioner.

Paul Avery, managing director of the firm in the UK, said: “We have engineered this new fixed roof curtainsider specifically for the UK and Irish markets.  It allows us to compete head-to-head against domestic trailer manufacturers and be competitive on price.”

Schmitz Cargobull offers the option of three side posts per side with rigging boards, providing full EN 12642 XL certification, but it expects more orders for two side posts per side without rigging boards.

The new designs will be assembled at the firm’s factory in Altenberge, Germany which can build up to 200 trailers per day.

The launch trailer is 13.6m long and has been fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s own Rotos axles, which are assembled in Altenberge and feature on 70 per cent of all new Schmitz Cargobull trailers. Riding on 385/65 R 22.5 tyres, the trailer has full height aluminium mono hinged double doors and two roof-mounted load restraint tracks, with 13 pairs of load restraint straps.