Schmitz Cargobull wins the “Best Brand 2019” award in the Trailer container/refrigerated category. Europe’s leading trailer manufacturer receives another industry-specific award within just a few weeks in the form of the renowned Image Award from ETM Verlag. Over 8,400 readers of the trade journals “Fernfahrer”, “lastauto omnibus” and “trans aktuell” voted in favor of the ETM Verlag Image Award.

“It fills us with pride that we have once again been awarded best brand in the category of container/refrigerated bodies. The reliability and innovative strength of Schmitz Cargobull prove themselves in everyday use. This award is not only a confirmation for our customer-oriented products and services, but also for the reliability of our employees, who constantly work with innovative ideas for the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Owndership) and thus for the profitability of our customers,” said Andreas Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz Cargobull AG, at the award ceremony on 26 June in Stuttgart.

Schmitz Cargobull also crossed the finish line in the refrigeration category with its own transport refrigeration machine, repeating the success of last year. “With a consistently high cooling capacity and precise temperature control, the new generation of refrigeration appliances reduces fuel consumption by up to 10 percent while at the same time saving 50 kg in weight. Of course, it also complies with the new Stage V emissions regulations,” says Schmitz. “Our powerful refrigeration engine in combination with the web-based monitoring system and the unique proactive service management enables safe control of the transport of temperature-controlled freight”.

Schmitz Cargobull was also named as the best brand for trailers in Russia.  The S.KO COOL refrigerated semi-trailer with a total length of 16.80 metres, which won an award in the trailer/body category, convinced the Russian expert jury with its innovative technical solutions that significantly increase transport efficiency. At 16.80 meters, the refrigerated box is 25 percent longer than standard vehicles, offers 25 percent more loading capacity and thus 25 percent fewer journeys.

At the official award ceremony on the 3rd of September 2019 during the Comtrans 2019 trade fair in Moscow, the prize was presented to Andreas Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz Cargobull AG, by the President of the Jury, Alexander Solntsev. The decisive factors for the nomination and awarding of the prize are the innovative developments that contribute significantly to greater efficiency in the vehicle fleet. The insulation capability of the end wall was further increased by numerous detail optimizations and the protected area of the end wall was pulled even further upwards to prevent damage during attachment. In addition, the entire front section underwent a complete facelift. The striking new appearance makes it clear: a generation change has taken place here. Schmitz Cargobull is the first trailer manufacturer in Europe to manufacture FERROPLAST sidewalls for refrigerated semitrailers with a total length of 16.80 meters in one piece. The continuous insulating side walls are produced at the Schmitz Cargobull plant in Panev? žys, Lithuania.

“With the 16.8 m long refrigerated box trailers, the Russian transporters have around 25 percent more loading capacity at their disposal. This means significantly more efficiency in the daily transport business, lower fuel consumption, and lower CO2 emissions,” says Andreas Schmitz.

With the new foaming plant in the Lithuanian plant, the sidewalls of the refrigerated box can be manufactured over the entire length in one piece. The advantages for customers are increased the strength of the refrigerated box body and better insulation values. Storage spaces for 42 pallets enable a large transport volume while reducing transport distances at the same time. In addition, the assembly can also be carried out on a short chassis. This saves dead weight and increases payload.

Your credit score is one of the most important things you have upon reaching adulthood. Most of your financials will get affected by your credit score. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for you to build good credit and ensure that you maintain it. However, there are times when we can’t avoid getting into some financial trouble, and everything gets messed up. It can happen to anyone; even the wealthiest person can get into some financial trouble. The good thing about your credit score is you can fix it.

Fixing your credit is very important since you will need it in many instances. Say, for example; you are planning to take a mortgage loan, one of the first things your Mortgage Broker Laredo will check is your credit score and credit history. If you have a high credit score that meets their standards and your credit history is right, then you can immediately get approved for a loan. On the other hand, if your credit has glitches, then you might get denied, and it is going to be a problem. So, while you can, fix it so when the time comes you will need an auto loan, mortgage loan and the like, you will not have a difficult time.

Setup Payment Reminders Now

One of the most common reasons for bad credit is missed payments or late payments. Doing so once is fine, but when it becomes repetitive, it becomes a problem. Therefore, if you are a very busy individual or a forgetful one, it is best to make payment reminders or automatic payments. In case you have missed payments, try to catch up so it will be easier to stay on track. However, you have to keep in mind that paying off your delinquency doesn’t erase them from your credit report. It will remain there for seven years.

Reduce Your Debt

When it comes to paying off debts, it may come as a struggle for many people since payables are never-ending. However, if you want to get done with some of them, it is best to try and adjust your budget so you can pay more. If possible, try to focus on paying off one loan at a time. Try to pay off the ones with the highest interest rates and with the highest penalties first. One mistake you need to avoid is to move around your debt instead of paying them off. Moving around will increase your mortgage due to interest so as much as possible, do not do it.

Fix Your Payment History

When it comes to your payments, you have to make sure that you will pay your bills on time and you will pay the right amount. Since lenders often check on your credit history, you need to show them that you are diligently making your payments so it will increase your chances of getting approved for a mortgage loan or any credit for that matter.

Limit New Credit

If you are starting to build your credit, we suggest taking it slowly. Do not apply for too many loans at the same time since they can also detect whether you are just doing it for the sake of rapidly increasing credit score. Besides that, having too many loans can get you in trouble.

The vast Indo-Gangetic Plain, extending from Punjab to Assam, is most intensively farmed zone of the world. Since independence contribution of agriculture to GDP has seen a decline, even after the green revolution. Our economic security concerns still depend upon agriculture as still 58% of the population is dependent on Agriculture compared to 75% at the time of independence. Around 51% of Indias geographical area is already under cultivation as compared to 11% of the world average. India leads the world in production of a few agriculture commodities. It is the largest producer in the world of milk, cashew nuts, coconut, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper. It is the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish. It is the third largest producer of tobacco. India accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s fruit production, ranking first in production of banana and sapota. The total food production in India is likely to double in the next ten years and there is an opportunity for large investments in food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo Processing, Fruits & Vegetables, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Packaged/Convenience Foods, vegetable production, organic farming ,agriculture waste management,vermi-compost,production of Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grains are important sub-sectors of the food processing industry.


The potential that the country has is yet to be exploited for best output . If we look at it as livelihood activity we find 50 percent of the population contributing only 17% of the GDP. The agriculture growth is less than the growth of the economy. In spite of having good percentage of fertile soil, average yield in India is about 30% to 50% than that of world. So what are the factors that Govt. agencies and NGOs need to look at before implementing agro based livelihood projects?


UN establishes that India needs to do resource mobilization, improve project management and implementation in rural areas. Like providing advanced farming skills to farmers, irrigation facilities to overcome water shortage, proper storage facilities, better market linkages and high value for the produce, improve availability of high-yield varieties of seeds and advanced research and development should be done to improve per-hectare yield of crops in India. The govt. and research institutes are working on stem cell research, nanotechnology to improve the yield but our nation is much dependent on the monsoon and major areas of the country are facing severe droughts.


Despite various schemes like Gramin Bhandaran Yojna, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, National Food Security Mission, National Horticulture Mission etc. and increased grant allocation from Rs 5560.00 crore in 2007-08 to Rs. 20208.00 crore in 2012-13 still everyday there are news of farmer suicides and why not when farmers earn merely Rs 1500 per month. Efforts should be made by Government, Donors, CSR organizations, NGOs to increase their income by enhancing their skills in modern agricultural techniques and practices which would increase the yield, contract farming, group farming, cooperatives, multi cropping techniques, production of cash crops, credit facilities etc. should be promoted so that the risks can be mitigated and their standard of living can be improved. Packaging and marketing of the produce should be the priority. One Block One Product is an efficient way to promote produces at national and international level. The ambitious project of connecting the major rivers should be implemented before its too late. With all these efforts we hope that the present situation gets better and the Agriculture sector gets revamped.

The agriculture industry is an interesting one, with constant developments and innovations. That is what we all enjoy reading about in agricultural magazines: interviews with innovative farmers, fun stories about daily life in the sector, and important news that you might have missed. But did you know that you can also use these magazines to your benefit?

Agricultural advertisers in SA

You might be working in the agricultural sector, but not as a farmer. There are many individuals and businesses who sell a variety of goods and services used in the industry, and if you are one of these you’ll know that you need to be found.

Being found by the relevant buyers is all about effective marketing, and one of the oldest, most trusted marketing strategies in the world is advertising. With the wide variety of agricultural magazines available in South Africa, agricultural advertisers are provided with a great way straight into the homes of their customers. So put your ads in those magazines!

Tell your story

Any good advertisers, agricultural or otherwise, will tell you that connecting with your customers is of utmost importance. Especially in modern times with so many options available, you will find yourself preferring to buy from suppliers you trust.

By telling your story, sharing unique information and bringing your business across as an interesting and interested ‘persona’ you get to connect with your customers personally. They get to know you, and that is how you will begin to build their trust, because you will seem more real to them. It also helps if you inform them about things before trying to sell to them, because they see you are willing to give as well. Buyers like that.

Keep your customers up to date

On top of letting your customers get to know your business, agricultural magazines also provide you with a means of letting them know what is happening in your business. Do you have new products? Are you running specials or competitions?

By making use of advertising opportunities like this you ensure that your customers are never left wondering what’s happening. They’ll know, and stay interested, because you’re keeping them posted.

Another great advertising opportunity being used by thousands of agricultural advertisers in SA is directories. By putting your details on these directories you ensure that customers have an easy way to find you.

Contact AgriFoodSA to get your business onto their directory and see just how well it works for yourself. You can find out about advertising in their magazine while you’re at it as well.

There is certainly no doubt about the fact that civilization not only in the United Kingdom but in fact all around the world started with agriculture. After our ancestors started focusing on agriculture for their livelihood and earning, human society as a whole was changed afterwards forever without any measure of speculations for sure.

As a result of agriculture, villages as well as towns developed along with an overall better understanding of art, science as well as knowledge which continued to improve since then with every passing day.

Even, now, the 21st century with all the technological developments and advancements all around the globe cannot deny the importance of agriculture. Given below are few important points which will help you better understand the importance of agriculture and farming:

a. In the current hi-tech age of globalization and developments in all fields of life, people still rely on agricultural products in a variety of ways such as nutrition, source of energy, fiber and so on.

b. Another highly significant point as far as the importance of agriculture is concerned is that it is a major economic driver. It is equally important for individual livelihood, poverty eradication as well as overall growth of the state. According to a survey, it contributes between 40 to 80% of the gross development product of majority of the countries located in the continent of Africa.

c. Moreover, one cannot also deny the fact that agriculture also contributes a great deal towards a healthy biosphere.

d. Real food security can only be ensured with the help of agriculture even in today’s modern world without any question.

The above mentioned points are few of the many factors that clearly indicate the importance of agriculture even in the current age of developments and advancements. In case, you still need to know more regarding the importance of agriculture, then UK Business Directory is surely one such platform where you can get awareness regarding any issue and can further broaden up your horizon for sure.