Schmitz Cargobull launches UK-made dry freight semi-trailer 05 November 2021

Schmitz Cargobull has revealed its first new product from its UK plant as the S.KO PACE SMART – a modular dry-freight semi-trailer designed for UK and Irish operators with market-specific features.

The S.KO PACE SMART is targeted primarily at the parcel delivery and dry freight market, combining Schmitz Cargobull’s build with honeycomb STRUKTOPLAST panels. The lightweight panels mean each trailer weighs around 600 kg less than competitor models, according to the company. It is built on Schmitz Cargobull’s galvanised MODULOS chassis.

SMART is EN 12642 code XL certified and offers options including load securing rails, translucent roof, tail lift and two choices of doors – rear shutter, or aluminium barn doors. It can be fitted with any load restraint to protect parcels including rear parcel safety nets or gates.

The semi-trailer has a standard floor strength of 5.5 tonnes, with options to increase to 7.1 tonnes or 8.0 tonnes for those carrying heavier loads or needing to move materials handling equipment.

The Schmitz Cargobull telematics system TrailerConnect is fitted as a standard to provide intelligent connectivity and support fast diagnostics of all components with the telematics control unit.

Boris Billich, chief sales officer and member of the executive board, says: “The launch of the S.KO PACE SMART is a significant development for the dry freight market in the UK and Ireland because of the benefits it brings to operators and because it is built in Manchester. Landed costs, carbon emissions and lead times will be significantly reduced.

The Schmitz Cargobull plant in Manchester has so far created 40 jobs in production and administration and is now home of the entire UK team of currently 62 employees.

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