30 August 2016

Hannon Transport has taken on 40 Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers, armed with the manufacturer’s revolutionary TrailerConnect telematics system.

With 20 mono-temp and 20 dual-temp units, the new additions bring Hannon Transport’s trailer fleet to 150 – all of which are manufactured by Schmitz Cargobull thanks to their proven performance.

Aodh Hannon, Managing Director, Hannon Transport, says: “I always buy from Schmitz Cargobull because the company delivers exactly what I want, every time – and with TrailerConnect, we now have access to the best trailer telematics system on the market. We’ll be able to track everything that happens with our freight with printed proof of the integrity of our operations – all on trailers that are highly cost-effective to purchase and operate.”

The new trailers will operate on routes between Ireland and the Netherlands, transporting flowers and chilled foodstuffs. Hannon Transport will be making use of Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect temperature and mapping telematics package, which at an unparalleled 98 per cent reliability, provides complete control and peace of mind.

Temperature data is recorded in real time to prove that all transport has been conducted in accordance with the agreed requirements – and SMS and email alerts are available for fleet managers and drivers alike in the event of a problem.

Maintenance and scheduling data is also available, meaning it is possible to track and record every aspect of the trailer’s life, leading to more efficient and reliable temperature controlled distribution.

Rounding off the innovations on Hannon Transport’s new trailers is the MF6 Multifunction Floor. Its extruded aluminium form offers a 35 per cent longer service life, with an easy-clean profile that means hygiene can be completed in just 10 minutes. It also meets the PIEK requirements for low-noise loading and unloading, which will enable Hannon Transport to deliver flowers in urban areas early in the morning.


Editor’s notes:

Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland 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 and Ireland:                                                               

James Boley
Garnett Keeler PR      
Tel: +44 (0)20 8647 4467
Email: james.boley@garnettkeeler.com 

Company Contact Europe:

Gerd Rohrsen, Corporate Public Relations
Silke Hesener, Manager Public Relations
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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.