Prominent Food and drink logistics specialist, Culina Group, has expanded its road transport fleet with 127 new trailers from Schmitz Cargobull for operation across three of its major brands.
The additions for Fowler Welch, Morgan McLernon and Warrens Group, join a 2,500-strong fleet and include a mix of box body semi-trailers and S.KO COOL mono-temperature reefers.
Commenting on the major acquistiton, Mark Matkin, Group Fleet Director for Culina Group, said: “Our relationship with Schmitz Cargobull spans over 20 years and we can always rely on the outstanding build quality across each asset. We have to be sure that every piece of equipment we operate is up to the job and will be able to meet our busy schedule. Schmitz Cargobull trailers are some of the strongest and most robust we have come across, which is why we continue to specify them across our brands.”
All of the trailers, which were manufactured at Schmitz Cargobull’s production facility in Vreden, are high-quality and durable – meaning they can handle the demanding multi-drop work of Culina Group.
Built with Schmitz Cargobull’s FERROPLAST panels, they are resistant to moisture, ensuring payloads are kept safe and insulation levels are maintained. If any damage does occur to the assets, the panels can be quickly and easily repaired rather than the trailer side requiring whole body repair.
“The construction of the trailers means any downtime is minimised and when we do need maintenance, the process is simple and takes place in rapid time. Schmitz Cargobull always has our trailers back on the road as soon as possible,” added Mark.
All the S.KO COOL trailers have been mounted with Thermo King SLX refrigeration units and come equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system, providing Culina Group with real-time data of the location and temperature conditions of each asset.
Culina Group is a provider of high-quality logistics services for food and drink companies in the UK and Ireland. The group comprises of eight business units – CML, Culina Logistics, Fowler Welch, Great Bear, IPS, Morgan McLernon, MMiD and Warrens Group – and operates from 75 depots across the UK and Ireland.