SCHMITZ CARGOBULL APPOINTS NEW UK AND IRELAND MANAGING DIRECTOR

11 July 2016

Schmitz Cargobull has appointed Alan Hunt as Managing Director for its UK and Ireland operations.

Hunt (50) joins Schmitz Cargobull after 16 years with Finning CAT where he held a variety of roles, including Defence and Government Manager, Business Unit Manager and more recently Head of Sales for Commercial Marine and Oil & Gas.

In his new role, Hunt will focus on maintaining and growing Schmitz Cargobull’s substantial presence in the UK and Irish markets and brings considerable engineering expertise from his previous positions.

He says: “I’ve been hugely impressed at what a positive and forward looking company Schmitz Cargobull is. In the UK alone, this is a £75 million business and my goal is to grow our presence further as the European market leader – building on an already strong order intake.

“Key to our continued development will be staying true to the values which have steered the company to international success over the past 124 years.”  

Hunt will manage Schmitz Cargobull from the firm’s headquarters in Warrington, and joins the company at an exciting time for its British and Irish operations. The portfolio of trailers has recently expanded to include the multi-temp version of Schmitz Cargobull’s own refrigeration unit, equipped with the TrailerConnect telematics package, and the XL version of its fixed-roof curtainsider designed especially for the UK and Ireland.

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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, Lithuania, Russia and China, and employs over 4,900 people. In the last financial year (2014/2015), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.6 billion and produced more than 45,000 trailers.

A number of additional services complete the company profile: Cargobull Finance for leasing and lease purchasing; Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services for vehicle servicing and spare parts; Schmitz Cargobull Service Partners for repairs and maintenance; Schmitz Cargobull Telematics for trailer telematics and Schmitz 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 Boley

Garnett Keeler PR                                                         

Tel: 020 8647 4467

Email: james.boley@garnettkeeler.com

Company Contact Europe:

Gerd Rohrsen, Corporate Public Relations

Silke Hesener, Manager Public Relations

Tel: +49 02558 811501

Email: silke.hesener@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.