New Schmitz Cargobull trailer for Longwood Transport

Commercial Motor
March 29, 2024

Longwood Transport has added a new Schmitz Cargobull S.CS COIL curtainsider to its fleet of 28 trailers.

The company specialises in heavy steel coil transport for roof sheeting and cladding manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. Longwood Transport also takes on container handling and freight forwarding jobs. 

Managing director, Cathal Byrne, said: “We have three similar Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders from 2004. We work them hard, and they are still in fantastic shape. I am hugely impressed with the product. The S.CS COIL is lightweight and robust, and the galvanised MODULUS bolted chassis is a massive benefit because you don’t have to paint it.”

The trailer will be used to move 4- to 15-tonne steel coils. To suit this use case, Schmitz Cargobull equipped the trailer with a 9m coil well, removable floor covers and extra lashing points. This all improves load securing options and transport efficiency. 

Byrne added: “The trailer really ticks all the boxes, as it will take any size of coil and provides great flexibility. The coil well can be easily covered so we can also transport other goods. We couldn’t ask for more from Schmitz Cargobull. The product and the customer service are first-class.”

Longwood Transport runs a fleet of six trucks and expects to cover around 100,000km a year with the new S.CS COIL. The new unit is part of the company’s expansion strategy for 2024. This includes opening a new 6,000-pallet capacity warehouse and maximising its capability to destuff cargo from shipping containers. 

 Alongside trailers for general cargo and bulk goods, Schmitz Cargobull manufactures semi-trailers for temperature-controlled freight. Its manufacturing facilities are spread across ten sites in Germany, Lithuania, Spain, England, Turkey, Slovakia and Australia. On average the company makes around 60,000 vehicles per year and employs more than 6,000 people. 

  • Schmitz Cargobull will be exhibiting at Road Transport Expo, which takes place at NAEC Stoneleigh between 4-6 June. Registrations are now open, so book your free place now!



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