Schmitz Cargobull, Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, is opening a new factory in Manchester to build customised vehicles.
Andreas Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer at Schmitz Cargobull, says:
Production at the 7,500 sq m facility in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, is scheduled to start this summer with 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. Managing Directors of Schmitz Cargobull UK are jointly Paul Avery for operations and Alan Hunt for the sales and service activities.
The new operation joins an extensive Schmitz Cargobull production network including 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, says:
With a network of highly flexible production plants, Schmitz Cargobull is able to quickly respond to local market requirements and currently produces around 46,000 trailers on an annual basis.
The family-owned business is synonymous with reliability and innovation and guarantees consistently high quality standards across its global operation, from vehicle configuration to handover to the customer.
Its aftercare sales support is based on an authorized network of 1,700 workshops located across the UK, Ireland and in Europe.
With an annual production of around 46,100 trailers and 5,700 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers, and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.87 billion in the 2019/2020 financial year.