Schmitz Cargobull is celebrating its 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to partner with Transaid, the haulage industry’s international development organisation focused on tackling transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
By becoming a corporate member of Transaid, Schmitz Cargobull will contribute time, expertise and resources to help transform lives through safe, available and sustainable transport, including professional driver training programmes, transport management systems, and by providing rural access to transport.
Corporate supporter activities can include team members working on secondment with Transaid overseas, as well as taking part in fundraising initiatives.
Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland Managing Director Alan Hunt said, “To be the first trailer manufacturer to sign a corporate membership deal with Transaid is an honour, and a fantastic way to mark our 125th anniversary. We are thrilled to be able to share our expertise and support with an organisation which is having such an enormous impact on the ground.”
Caroline Barber, Chief Executive of Transaid, added, “We are delighted to welcome Schmitz Cargobull as our newest corporate member. Their global footprint, commitment to fundraising and wealth of industry expertise will be invaluable to supporting our life-saving work.”
Commenting on the importance of the corporate membership programme, she said, “When companies pledge corporate support we are given vital funds which allow us to test and implement new projects. It’s precisely these kinds of donations which allowed us to develop our first road safety projects in Tanzania and Zambia, and which led to us securing external funding to build the capacity of HGV and PSV driver training in Uganda.”
Set to become one of Transaid’s largest initiatives in Africa, the Professional Driver Training – Uganda (PDTU) project commenced this summer.
For more information and to find out how you can support the organisation visit www.transaid.org.