T.O.M. VEHICLE RENTAL TAKES ON 20 SCHMITZ CARGOBULL CURTAINSIDERS

7 August 2014

Schmitz Cargobull has delivered 20 fixed-roof curtainside trailers to T.O.M. Vehicle Rental – the second major delivery the trailer manufacturer has made to the firm in six months.

The customer operates one of the fastest expanding hire fleets in the UK, having grown in fleet size by 400 per cent since 2010. The Schmitz Cargobull trailers join an existing parc of 6,000 wide-ranging vehicular assets and will be going straight out to rental customers in the North West to help meet exceptional demand.

T.O.M made its first ever commitment to Schmitz Cargobull in November 2013 with the purchase of 31 reefers. This latest order demonstrates how the manufacturer consistently delivers the best option, with this latest order representing the first dry freight Schmitz trailers to enter operation within this rapidly growing fleet.

While T.O.M. was looking for trailers without any specific brand in mind, the support and quality offered by Schmitz Cargobull helped secure the order.

Robert Stewart, T.O.M. Group Commercial Director, says: “Schmitz Cargobull has been a very good supplier to work with and we look forward to our new curtainsiders driving forward our ongoing expansion.”

The fixed-roof curtainsiders are additions to the fleet and will be used on general hire operations. Fitted with plain blue curtains, they are expected to remain in service with the customer for at least five years.

The delivery supports the vehicle rental firm’s ambitious plans to expand its trailer business, which currently stands at more than 500 units following its acquisition of Radmode’s fleet in November 2013.

In common with all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, the new additions to T.O.M.’s fleet have been constructed using the company’s patented bolted and galvanised manufacturing technique, which removes the need for welding and paint repairs in the event of damage.

Built at Altenberge in Germany, the trailers are specifically designed for the UK and Irish markets, featuring an aluminium front bulkhead with galvanised steel front and rear corner posts.

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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 and Russia and employs over 4,500 people. In the last financial year (2012/2013), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.512 billion and produced more than 43,000 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.

Visit Schmitz Cargobull UK’s dedicated online press room at http://news.cision.com/schmitz-cargobull

Press Contact UK:                                                                   

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

Company Contact Europe:

Gerd Rohrsen, Head of Corporate Communications
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.

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Schmitz Cargobull has been a very good supplier to work with and we look forward to our new curtainsiders driving forward our ongoing expansion.
Robert Stewart, T.O.M. Group Commercial Director