Schmitz boosts UK rigid body assembly

Warrington, UK: Schmitz Cargobull is expanding rigid truck body assembly capacity in the UK.

Schmitz builds rigids in the the UK using bodybuilders that are already authorised maintenance providers using panels shipped in from Schmitz Cargobull’s factory in Panevéžys, Lithuania.

“Last mile delivery is increasingly important, driving up demand for high-quality rigid truck bodies,” said Geoff Ward, sales engineer for Schmitz Cargobull Truck Bodies.

“By expanding our assembly capabilities in the UK through our service partner network, we’ll be able to reduce costs and shorten lead times,” he said.

Shropshire-based bodybuilder and trailer repairer, PD Stevens, is the latest UK service partner to start assembly of Schmitz Cargobull’s M.KO rigid trucks.

“Schmitz Cargobull makes exceptionally high-quality rigid bodies and being able to assemble them opens up new opportunities for us, and will help local operators source new trucks far more quickly and economically,” said Greg Stevens, director, PD Stevens.

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