Save the date: ITT Hub returns to drive future-focused change in 2023 10-11 May 2023

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ITT Hub, the UK’s most important transport technology event, is returning 10-11 May 2023 – – Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

As transport’s home of technology, strategies and solutions, ITT Hub guides the transport industry through a challenging ecosystem of future-altering technologies and opportunities that will transform this ever-evolving market and beyond.

ITT Hub is a platform for spearheading innovation and pioneering strategies that will take the industry to the next level. The free-to-attend Logistics UK conference, as well as eight new Tech Talk Theatres across the show floor will cover Net Zero and decarbonization, EV charging, battery technology, OEM innovation, sustainable fuels, telematics and fleet technology, intelligent transport systems, finance and leasing, future tech, autonomous and 5G.

The two-day expo brings the industry to an innovation-focused line up of some of the most influential and knowledgeable pioneers in the transport sector, with 2023 exhibitors already including Vital EV Solutions, Disc-lock Europe, Jaama and Pelican Bus & Coach, Harris Maxus, Mer UK and Chereau & SOR. Once again, ITT Hub will be co-located with TCS&D’s Cold Chain Hub, a dedicated exhibition for the frozen and chilled foods and pharmaceutical sectors.

To find out how to become an exhibitor at ITT Hub 2023 or register your interest in attending, visit https://itthub.co.uk/.

ITT Hub is organised and owned by Farnborough International Limited. ITT Hub is the annual meeting place for the commercial road transport sector, bringing together the latest innovation and technology for bus, coach, truck, van, last mile and autonomous vehicle fleets.

Taking place at the world-famous Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, ITT Hub provides a platform for showcasing the latest technology, equipment and services in the indoor and outdoor exhibition, learning and collaborating at the high-profile Future Logistics conference and the opportunity to see first-hand the newly launched vehicles and products in the market.

Schmitz Cargobull, Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, has added a new product to its general cargo portfolio – the S.CS FREEPOST – which has been specially developed to meet the requirements of the UK and Irish markets, without the need for sliding posts. Manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull UK production plant in Manchester, the S.CS FREEPOST offers quick, easy and safe side loading by incorporating a bolted galvanized steel cant rail and fixed aluminium roof sheet as well as a reinforced chassis structure.

Paul Avery, Managing Director – Operations at Schmitz Cargobull UK, says: “We successfully launched production at our Manchester plant in June 2021 with the production of the market specific S.BO PACE and S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider semi-trailers. “We are now pleased to be able to offer our customers the S.CS FREEPOST curtainsider semi-trailer, without the need of sliding posts, from our proven modular system.”

Matthias Muffert, Head of Product Management General Cargo at Schmitz Cargobull, adds: “Before the start of series production, we subjected the S.CS FREEPOST to a series of rigorous tests. The vehicle meets the strict TÜV test requirements with its low tare weight, and is certified to DIN EN 12642 Code XL, meaning our customers can rely on a high-quality curtainsider with maximum safety for general freight transport.”

In addition to high body stability, the design of the S.CS FREEPOST is focused on handling, the safety of the goods and the safety of the driver and loaders. It is available in different heights from 4,200mm to 4,800mm. The S.CS FREEPOST does not require any sliding posts and offers the driver free, lateral loading and unloading with a side aperture height of up to 3,200mm. To facilitate unloading, the curtain can be tensioned from both the front and the rear. Additional driver safety is provided by the Schmitz Cargobull Susi-Rail, with electrical and pneumatic connections which can be moved to the edge of the trailer so coupling can be achieved without climbing between the tractor and trailer. Flexible load securing points, with continuous lashing holes in the side rave and an optional 16 pairs of 4t lashing rings are available for optimum load securing. Load shift can be prevented by optional load securing straps, which are tensioned from the rave to the roof track. Additional security against unauthorised access is provided by a 1.8 metre high anti-slash mesh integrated inside the curtains. Like all Schmitz Cargobull trailers, the S.CS FREEPOST is also equipped with the proven repair-friendly MODULOS chassis with a 10-year guarantee against rust-through. The chassis is complemented by the ROTOS axles and suspension, which are guaranteed for 1,000,000 km or six years. The trailer is also fitted with the TrailerConnect telematics system from Schmitz Cargobull, which is factory fitted as standard. TrailerConnect offers intelligent connectivity and supports rapid diagnosis and processing of the collected data from all components.