Schmitz UK Trailer Production Returns

SCHMITZ Cargobull, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of semi-trailers, is opening a new factory in Manchester to build customised vehicles for UK and Irish operators.
Andreas Schmitz, CEO at Schmitz Cargobull, said: “The UK is a key transport and logistics market and an important semi-trailer and rigid truck market for us. With the new plant we are moving closer to our customers and ensuring that we can address their needs.”
Production at the 7,500sq.m facility in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, is soon scheduled to start with a capacity of 50 units per week including freepost curtainsiders and box van semi-trailers.
The site will also contain a 1,000sq.m spare parts warehouse and by the end of this year will become the main base for the complete Schmitz Cargobull UK team. Managing directors of Schmitz Cargobull UK are jointly Paul Avery for operations and Alan Hunt for sales and service.
Boris Billich, director of sales at Schmitz Cargobull, said: “We want to support transport companies in the UK and Ireland in the best possible way. This includes vehicles with market-specific features, shortest possible delivery times and an extensive 24/7 spare parts supply.”
Schmitz Cargobull currently produces around 46,000 trailers annually.

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