Logistics and supply chain management business, Woodside Haulage, has acquired 20 new fixed roof Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders to transport goods between the UK and Ireland after being impressed with the quality of the trailers.
The new assets join an existing fleet of 20 Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, used to transport a variety of goods including retail, FMCG, construction, packaging and recycling to manufacturers, retailers and industry.
Managing Director of Woodside Haulage, Mark Woodside, says: “We ship goods on ferries and our trailers are worked rigorously and extensively on an intensive schedule, so we need absolute confidence they are of the highest quality.
“The Schmitz Cargobull build quality really is second to none. The fully galvanised chassis gives full protection against corrosion and we know they will maintain a good cosmetic appearance throughout their entire life.
“We have trailers that remain in service for up to 15 years and we are confident this will be the case with these latest additions.”
Schmitz Cargobull’s high-tech modular chassis is a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium and comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through. Each trailer is also specified with additional lighting and reversing sensors.
“Safety is another key factor for us, and we’ve added extra lighting and sensors to the trailers to make sure we are maximising driver welfare and load security during transit,” adds Woodside.
“For us, the fact that all Schmitz Cargobull products go through rigorous testing gives us assurance that the assets are of the highest quality and safety standards.”
The Schmitz Cargobull Validation Centre (CVC) puts all prototypes through a range of tests under a mix of tough conditions, including using hydropulsers to simulate distances of one million kilometres across different road types.
Woodside Haulage is part of Woodside Logistics Group; a family run business with 50 years’ experience in professional transport and logistics solutions across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world.
The business has depots in Ballynure, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool and Preston. endsEditor’s notes: Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland is a subsidiary company of the German-owned Schmitz Cargobull Group.
With an annual production of around 46,100 trailers and with around 5,700 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods.
The company achieved sales of approximately €1.87 billion in the 2019/2020 financial year.
As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts, and used vehicles.