Schmitz Cargobull opens second Spanish factory

Figueruelas, Spain: Schmitz Cargobull Ibérica held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new plant in Figueruelas, Spain.

The company is investing around €19m in the factory, scheduled to go into operation in August 2022, with production capacity of 60 vehicles per day.

The new plant is three kilometres away from the existing factory, covers a total area of 104,000 m2: 16,400 m2 will be used for production and logistics, 2,000 m2 for offices on three floors, plus a depot housing new and used vehicles.

“I’m very proud of Schmitz Cargobull’s development in Spain. When we started this project in 2002, our production forecast was five semi-trailers per day,” Andreas Schmitz, chairman, Schmitz Cargobull, said.

“Today, we are producing 20 vehicles a day and our aim is to increase production capacity to 22 units a day by the end of 2021. With the new production plant and our own new foaming line for the production of refrigerated trailers, we’ll be able to produce up to 60 vehicles a day.”

“As at the existing factory, all products from the product lines S.CS curtainsiders, S.KO refrigerated semi-trailers, M.KO truck box bodies and S.BO steel boxes for the Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and African markets will be manufactured at the new plant.”

In the last five years Schmitz Cargobull Ibérica has doubled sales and the number of units produced compared to the previous five years, achieving sales of €130m with around 4,000 units per year.

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