EUROVISION LOGISTICS VALUES SECURITY OF SCHMITZ CARGOBULL
29 April 2013
Domestic and European freight specialist Eurovision Logistics has taken delivery of its first ever box van trailers from Schmitz Cargobull. The four ultra-secure S.KO Express dry freight box vans will be used to transport primarily high-value goods and replace trailers previously supplied on hire.
They are joined by a further nine S.CS sliding roof Curtainsider Trailers, in a move which completes the transformation of Eurovision’s trailer fleet to 100 per cent Schmitz Cargobull. The company supplied its first trailers to European Road Freight in March 2003, which later merged with IJ Blakey Haulage to form Eurovision Logistics in December 2007.
Operating 125 commercial vehicle assets, including rigids, tractor units and trailers, Hull-based Eurovision Logistics has standardised on Schmitz Cargobull trailers as it favours the manufacturer’s modular construction methods.
Dominic Yeardley, Managing Director of Eurovision Logistics, says: “Schmitz Cargobull’s patented bolted construction technique offers us added flexibility as we can make quick repairs in the event of trailer damage, which ultimately reduces downtime and keeps our fleet looking pristine. It removes the need for costly welding or paint repairs; it’s literally one part in, one part out.”
Eurovision Logistics specified the box vans for ultimate load security, with the Ferroplast® steel skinned side panels providing all-round protection. A reinforced rear door-locking mechanism adds a further safeguard against unauthorised entry, backed by satellite tracking which is standard across the fleet.
Like the box vans, the nine sliding roof curtainsider trailers are built for maximum load security, with anti-vandal specification curtains incorporating a mesh frame to protect against intentional cutting.
The tarpaulin sliding roof system maximises internal trailer height, for added load carrying flexibility, whilst also enabling loading through the roof – an important feature given the frequency with which the company operates on the Continent.
Also integral to the specification is a specialist strapping system to suit Eurovision’s preferred loading requirements. This helps to reduce the frequency with which loads need to be secured by individual ratchet straps, making loading easier for the driver, whilst guaranteeing pallets don’t move in transit. Tail-lifts complete the specification, for ease of loading and unloading at any destination.
Yeardley adds: “When you buy from Schmitz Cargobull you know exactly what you’re getting. These trailers have been built precisely to our specification, and we have full confidence in the quality of the product. Dealing with Schmitz also means access to pan-European service back-up, no matter where our trailers are.”
All new trailers have also been supplied via Schmitz Cargobull Finance, with each trailer expected to remain in service for seven years.
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. The Schmitz Cargobull Group has manufacturing plants in Germany, Spain and Lithuania and employs over 4,500 people. In the last financial year (2011/2012), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.639 billion and produced more than 43,000 trailers.
A number of additional services complete the company profile: Cargobull Finance for leasing and lease purchasing; 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.
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