NEW SCHMITZ CARGOBULL MULTI-TEMP FRIDGE UNVEILED AT TCS&D SHOW

Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Show, Stand D26, Peterborough Arena, 16/17 September 2015

Schmitz Cargobull has today unveiled its flagship multi-temperature S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE trailer at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Show.

The S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE is Schmitz Cargobull’s top-of-the-range reefer, exclusively featuring its own-brand temperature controlled refrigeration unit. The launch of the multi-temp system follows the 2014 domestic launch of the mono-temp model, which is shortlisted for the TCS&D Award for Refrigerated Trailer of the Year 2015.

Visitors to Schmitz Cargobull’s stand can see how the multi-temp refrigeration unit precisely controls up to three compartments within a single trailer, providing pharmaceutical-grade monitoring and cooling.

Paul Avery, Managing Director, Schmitz Cargobull UK, says: “The S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE is the very latest in reefer technology and we’re delighted to bring the fridge of the future to the market. We’re now truly a one-stop shop for fleets looking for the latest in temperature controlled technology and trailers.”

Built in Vreden, Germany, the S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE incorporates Schmitz Cargobull’s unique roof evaporator, which has an ultra-compact design to provide maximum interior load capacity. Unparalleled evaporator efficiency means Schmitz Cargobull’s skilled engineers have reduced the number of evaporator ribs, hence increasing the spacing and reducing water entrapment, ultimately leading to up to 50 per cent fewer defrosting cycles.

Complete control is available at the touch of a button through a simple to use control panel, which also records alerts, mileage and maintenance intervals. Because the fridge unit has been designed by Schmitz Cargobull to work in perfect harmony with the German trailer manufacturer’s innovative trailer bodies, the evaporator operates under continuous speed control to ensure the correct temperature is maintained within narrow margins, regardless of load size, and with much smaller deviation than that associated with stop-start systems.

The S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE incorporates Schmitz Cargobull’s integrated TrailerConnect temperature and mapping telematics package. This allows the recording and monitoring of all temperature data, door opening times and other pieces of vital information, in real time. This can be used to demonstrate that goods have been kept at the specified set point during transit, protecting the cold chain at all times.

The system also bolsters fleet security by constantly tracking the trailer’s location, with the telematics unit and sensors fitted in secure areas to protect against tampering. It is programmed to relay all warnings to the operator via a text message or email.

Furthermore, the trailer incorporates Schmitz Cargobull’s low-weight, low-maintenance FERROPLAST® panels and the easy-to-clean PIEK-certified MF6 Multifunction Floor for ultra-quiet loading.

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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 5,100 people. In the last financial year (2013/2014), Schmitz Cargobull had a turnover of approximately €1.624 billion and produced more than 45,300 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 or Charles Cornew
Garnett Keeler PR                                                         
Tel: 020 8647 4467
Email: james.boley@garnettkeeler.com / charles.cornew@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.