GOFERS LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE ORDERS NEW SCHMITZ CARGOBULL EUROLINERS

21 March 2013

GOfers Logistics Worldwide has taken delivery of 20 new Schmitz Cargobull Euroliners for its 30-strong fleet, each supplied in a striking black, yellow and white livery. The trailers – officially termed S.CS Universal curtainsiders – will be joined by a further 10 identical units due to enter service later in 2013.

The Cambridge-based company will use the tri-axle trailers to run predominantly between the UK and mainland Europe, carrying a diverse range of cargos including raw materials, consumables and finished products.

Each S.CS Universal curtainsider is built to a full European specification, offering the customary choice of four loading points, together with a tarpaulin sliding roof which maximises internal trailer height. Their lightweight design also ensures a competitive payload capacity and the space to transport 34 Euro pallets, compared with the 33 pallets common on most UK-specification trailers.

A spokesman for GOfers Logistics Worldwide, says: “I have a lot of confidence in the Schmitz Cargobull product, especially after visiting the factory in Altenberge, Germany, and seeing the Euroliners in production.

“Everything about the Schmitz Cargobull operation is slick and professional; from the moment we registered an enquiry with the UK team, we were treated like long-standing customers.

“When you’re running a busy international logistics operation, attention to detail from suppliers can make all the difference. Even the quoted delivery dates from the Schmitz Cargobull factory were accurate, which makes fleet planning and forecasting a lot easier.”

Each of the trailers has been supplied on a full service European maintenance contract, enabling service work to be carried out by any Cargobull service partner within Europe. This affords maximum servicing flexibility, rather than having to plan scheduled maintenance around the asset returning to a UK workshop.

Furthermore, like all new S.CS Universal curtainsiders, they comply with European Standard EN 12642 (Code XL).  This independent guarantee of structural rigidity confirms they will retain their cargo in the event of an incident.  A load securing system is only required when the load is not a “positive fit” and of varying heights.

GOfers Logistics Worldwide also specified Schmitz Cargobull’s own ROTOS® running gear for each of the 20 trailers.  This utilises wheel bearings, brake discs, brake callipers, pneumatic suspension components and shock absorbers from world-class manufacturers. Together, these carefully selected components ensure quality, reliability and reduced maintenance requirements, and are backed by a 1,000,000 km or six year* warranty.

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Editor’s notes:

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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Press Contact UK:                                                               

James Keeler
Garnett Keeler PR
Tel: 020 8647 4467
Email: james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com

Company Contact Europe:

Gerd Rohrsen, Head of Corporate Communications
Andrea Ewering, Manager Public Relations
Tel: +49 2558 811321
Email: andrea.ewering@cargobull.com                                            

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Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group. With an annual production of some 50,000 vehicles and around 5,100 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. A turnover of € 1.779 billion was reported in the 2015/2016 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, Schmitz Cargobull AG developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and has consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production, to specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used trailers.

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