European logistics provider Sealane Freight has decided to buy 18 new Schmitz Cargobull curtainsider trailers, due to their combination of quality, durability and comprehensive aftersale support.
While ten of the new trailers have been fitted with fixed aluminium roofs and steel corner posts, the other eight were have been fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s Safety Roof system, which can be raised up either on one or both sides, providing easier access for mechanical handling equipment during loading.
“Our payloads don’t get damaged in transit because we specify tough trailers and we know from experience we can rely on Schmitz Cargobull equipment,” said Alistair Caldwell, Commercial Director at Sealane’s parent company Star Cargo plc.
Due to the fact that Sealane Freight operates across Europe, it needed the right support and Schmitz Cargobull’s 1,700 strong Service Partner Network proved to be invaluable. Its biggest advantage is that all service partners can provide emergency response, repairs and part sales, as well as having teams that have been specifically trained to maintain, repair and optimise Schmitz Cargobull equipment.
“We are certainly not expecting to have any maintenance issues however, as Schmitz Cargobull is the only trailer manufacturer that can offer a pan-European Service Partner network – we need that as we never know when, or where, we might need support,” added Caldwell.
Sealane Freight is one of seven businesses owned by Star Cargo plc, a group of British-based companies which have celebrated 35 years of trading. Sealane Freight works with more than 1,000 of the UK and Europe’s manufacturers, importers and exporters across a broad range of industries, including food and drink, IT and technology and print and packaging.
Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group. With an annual production of some 61,000 trailers and around 6,400 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.