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.