New team for UK rigid reefers

Halesowen, UK: Dry-freight bodybuilder Bevan Group is joining with refrigerated semi-trailer builder Schmitz Cargobull to build rigid reefers for the UK.

The refrigerated bodies will be assembled at Bevan’s West Midlands factory using designs, components and materials supplied by Schmitz Cargobull. The bodies have Schmitz Cargobull bolted and galvanised sub-frames and Ferroplast body panels.

Bevan and Schmitz collaborate to produce rigid bodies

Bevan and Schmitz collaborate to produce rigid bodies

Initially, the partnership will target the 12-tonne plus rigid truck market, with 6 metre plus bodies. “Essentially we are taking our respective strengths in the manufacture and assembly of refrigerated trailers and combining them to enhance our offering to UK customers,” says Derek Skinner, technical director, Schmitz Cargobull.

Anthony Bevan, managing director, Bevan, says: “The two companies have similar aspirations – we’re both keen to broaden our product ranges and develop new opportunities, and this partnership provides a platform that allows us to do just that.”

Bevan’s sales force is undergoing technical training on the new bodies and the requirements of temperature-controlled transport operators.  “Our sales team will have a learning curve to negotiate but it will be relatively short and we will be working together closely on all aspects of customer liaison, vehicle specification and ordering,” Bevan says.


India Cold Chain Show set for December

Mumbai, India: The eighth India Cold Chain Show takes place this year on 4 – 6 December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai. …


Data sharing pilot cuts food loss

Venlo, Netherlands: Cool Chain Association members last week shared temperature data from perishable consignments moving from Latin America to the Middle East, piloting a new …


Mercadona automates four warehouses

Valencia, Spain: Spanish supermarket Mercadona is spending €120m to automate four warehouses. Its the the largest logistics order for Cimcorp which willautomate distribution of fresh …


Lineage automates pallet labelling

Leper, Belgium: Industrial Labelling Systems has installed an automated pallet labelling system at Lineage Logistics’ warehouse in Ieper, Belgium. The frozen goods warehouse previously manually …



  • Logistics Scotland
    The FTA’s Logistics Scotland takes place on 30 May 2019, in Falkirk,

Latest Tweets

Hannon Transport adds 80 Schmitz reefers:

© 2019 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ