Schmitz Cargobull to increase Manchester production to meet demand

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

The company says the higher production levels will mean new trailer orders placed before the end of August will be in operation before the end of this year.

Manchester-based Schmitz Cargobull will increase production capacity for standard versions of its popular S.BO PACE and S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider models.

“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,” said Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland’s MD of operations, Paul Avery.

Avery added: “Schmitz Cargobull has always led the way with the best products, services and packages. 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.”

The Manchester factory first began production in September 2021 and is now home to the entire UK team.