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Schmitz Cargobull increasing UK production

Trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is doubling production at its UK manufacturing plant in the coming weeks to address increasing demand.

The company says that new trailers ordered by the end of August can be in operation before the end of this year.

Production capacity at its Manchester factory is increasing in order to deliver standard versions of its popular S.BO Pace and S.CS Fixed Roof curtainsider models in “a matter of weeks”.

Paul Avery, managing director of operations at Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland said: “Operators are facing more demand from their customers, but at the same time having to deal with a shortage of vehicles.

“By working with our colleagues across Europe and due to the strength of the Schmitz Cargobull group, we have secured a strong supply of parts so we’re able to increase our build capacity in the UK and provide delivery before the end of December, which we know is what customers need.”

“Our Manchester factory means we can also now provide one of the shortest lead times on the market for operators in the UK and Ireland, based on our capacity increase,” he added.

Schmitz Cargobull’s Manchester factory first began production in September 2021 and is now home to the entire UK team.