Schmitz Cargobull to soon start production in the UK at new Manchester factory
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Well-known trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is opening a new factory in Manchester to build customised vehicles for both its UK and Irish operators.
Production at the 7,500 sq m facility, located in Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester, is scheduled to start this summer. The factory will have a capacity of 50 units per week including freepost curtainsiders and box van semi-trailers.
The site will also contain a 1,000 sq m spare parts warehouse for local supply, and by the end of this year, will become the main base for the complete Schmitz Cargobull UK team.
Commenting on the imminent opening of the factory, Andreas Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer at Schmitz Cargobull, said:
“The UK is a key transport and logistics market and an important semi-trailer and rigid truck market for us. With the new plant we are moving closer to our customers and ensuring that we can address their needs offering the most reliable chassis and a proven local body.”
The new facility adds to Schmitz Cargobull’s existing production network, which includes German facilities in Vreden, Altenberge, Gotha and Toddin, as well as bases in Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Australia.
Boris Billich, Director of Sales at Schmitz Cargobull, said the factory will better support transport companies in the UK and Ireland:
“We want to support transport companies in the UK and Ireland in a best possible way with our comprehensive range of reliable and innovative transport solutions. This includes vehicles with market-specific features, shortest possible delivery times, an extensive 24/7 spare parts supply as well as our proven range of services from financing to telematics and used vehicle sales.”
Photo credit: Schmitz Cargobull