NEW MANAGER HEADS-UP RELOCATED SCHMITZ CARGOBULL PARTS CENTRE IN WARRINGTON

11 May 2012

Paul Alban has been appointed as Parts Manager UK & Ireland at Schmitz Cargobull, a role fundamental to the future expansion of the company’s parts operation at its new headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire.

Alban – who marks his fifteenth year with the trailer manufacturer this year – has hit the ground running having been promoted to his new position to oversee all functions of the restructured parts division. He will also be looking to expand the current product range.

Schmitz Cargobull is also in the midst of introducing an Electronic Parts Ordering System (EPOS), another area which falls under Alban’s remit. The new system allows users to order parts online for next-day delivery, and also serves as a reference point and documentation store for all trailers built by the company.

“Paul’s product knowledge and focus on customer satisfaction have allowed for a seamless transition,” said Paul Avery, Managing Director of Schmitz Cargobull UK. “He has been an integral member of the parts team for more than eight years and I have no doubt that he will continue to strengthen the department further with the roll-out of EPOS and his strong people management skills.”

EPOS allows customers to view an itemised report of parts specific to their trailer/s by entering bespoke chassis numbers into the system. It also holds technical data sheets and can be viewed in numerous languages.

Warrington now plays home to Schmitz Cargobull UK, including the used trailer sales facility – featuring a three-bay trailer refurbishment workshop – a 634m² parts facility which is now fully utilised to serve as the company’s primary UK parts store, housing over £½ million of original equipment products, and on-site parking for over 80 trailers.

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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 (2010/2011), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.2 billion and produced circa 35,000 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.

Press Contact UK:                                                               

Alexa Gibb / James Keeler
Garnett Keeler PR
Tel: 020 8647 4467
Email: alexa.gibb@garnettkeeler.com / 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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Paul’s product knowledge and focus on customer satisfaction have allowed for a seamless transition,
Paul Avery, Managing Director, Schmitz Cargobull UK