Schmitz Cargobull mourns the loss of Peter Schmitz

Schmitz Cargobull has mourned the loss of Peter Schmitz, who died at the age of 84 in his hometown of Altenberge in Germany.

As a graduate engineer specialising in vehicle construction, Peter Schmitz joined the then Schmitz-Anhänger as managing director in 1973, representing the third generation of the entrepreneurial family. After its transformation into a public limited company in 1998, Peter Schmitz managed the company as chairman of the management board until 2003. From 2003 to 2013, he was responsible for the company's development as chairman of the supervisory board. He was reappointed to the supervisory board from 2017 to 2019.

He also spearheaded major restructuring measures at the Altenberge and Vreden production plants in the 1990s.

Related content