“Delivering Performance” Schmitz Cargobull presents its latest product and service highlights for the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2024

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For the IAA 2024, Schmitz Cargobull is applying the motto “Delivering Performance” to showcase efficient transport solutions that customers can use to improve their fleet’s performance and optimise overall operating costs. At a pre-IAA press conference at the box body trailer production site in Vreden, new products were already presented to trade journalists in June 2024.  

With its integrated portfolio of vehicles and services, Schmitz Cargobull offers its customers comprehensive full package solutions from a single source. The product and service solutions presented guarantee the reliable transportation of goods and data, increase transport reliability and efficiency, and also improve vehicle availability and operating times. They support transparency within the supply chain and forward-looking transport planning, helping to increase the sustainability of road-based transport through high fuel efficiency.

Schmitz Cargobull centre of expertise and production plants in Vreden
At the site in Vreden, around 2,000 employees produce refrigerated box body semi-trailers for temperature-controlled transport and dry freight, as well as producing Schmitz Cargobull S.CU transport cooling units. The Schmitz Cargobull factory in Vreden has received multiple awards for its innovative ideas and production processes, along with its impressive products. The site is currently receiving wide-scale investment to expand its capacities. The goal is to create a digital, automated factory with high quality standards and a diverse range of variants for maximum utilisation of capacity. A new assembly hall with automated production systems is being built over an area of 4,500 m2. As a result of the factory expansion, Schmitz Cargobull will in future be able to produce up to 80 refrigerated vehicles a day in a two-shift model. Schmitz Cargobull is also investing in its “Cargobull Event Campus”, a venue for events and training located directly next to the company’s premises.

Around two kilometres from the box body semi-trailer production facilities, Schmitz Cargobull S.CU transport cooling units are produced at the Vreden-Gaxel site. Cargobull Cool GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of Schmitz Cargobull AG and was first founded in 2012. Its team of around 100 employees develop, test and produce conventional and electric transport cooling units, which are used in Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated vehicles. More than 20 percent of Schmitz Cargobull’s S.KO.COOL refrigerated vehicles are delivered with the Schmitz Cargobull S.CU transport cooling unit.

Overview of new products and services:
1. Cool, sustainable transport solutions

Portfolio of tried-and-tested transport cooling units
New: Countless equipment variants for economically efficient and sustainable transport in S.KO COOL and S.KOe COOL refrigerated box body semi-trailers
New: Single-axle refrigerated box body semi-trailer S.KO CITY – the quick and versatile transport solution for urban distribution
2. Dry freight and multi-modal transport
Dry freight semi-trailer S.BO EXPRESS for the secure transport of high-quality goods in courier and express services
New: Dry freight semi-trailer S.BO PACE combined with the aerodynamic EcoFIX body for the first time, created especially for the CEP sector
Efficient solutions for multi-modal transport: The A.WF and Z.WF swap chassis and the W.BO swap box
New: Greater efficiency and safety in container transport: The S.CF semi-trailer container chassis with a stand-alone generator set ex works
3. General Cargo
New: Robust design meets aerodynamics – S.CS X-TOUGH curtainsider semi-trailer with robust chassis and aerodynamic EcoFIX body
EcoDUO – transport concept
New: Lightweight BERGERecotrail vehicles now with the full range of services available from Schmitz Cargobull – show vehicle BERGER ecoCOIL
4. Construction & agriculture
S.KI tipper trailer for added payload – with TrailerConnect® trailer telematics, digital on-board weighing system and camera systems
5. Digital services and after sales
New: New digital services: Predictive maintenance, Data Management Centre and Tour-Track
Proprietary tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for trailers – equipped for the new standard UN ECE R 141
High spare parts availability, simple supply process and quick service with the EPOS spare parts portal
New: “Cargobull PartnerConnect” – the new communication platform for Schmitz Cargobull Service Partners
6. Fleetloop
The start-up FLEETLOOP, a joint venture between the commercial vehicle rental company Greiwing and Schmitz Cargobull, is presenting a digital solution for commercial vehicle rental.