Schmitz Cargobull Ibérica has began construction of its new €19 million plant in Figueruelas, Spain, which is scheduled to go into operation in August 2022.
Once complete, the manufacturer claims it will have a production capacity of 60 vehicles per day.
The new 104,000 square metre plant, which is being built just three kilometres away from the existing factory, will include an area for production and logistics, 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,” said Andreas Schmitz, chairman of the board of Schmitz Cargobull AG.
“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.