FCL Events Logistics has halved the cost of its pan-European operations by buying four new Mega box trailers from Schmitz Cargobull, it said.
The four new additions to its fleet are being used to transport furniture to corporate hospitality suites to Formula One race tracks in Monte Carlo, Silverstone and Monza, and to take flight cases, lighting and stage equipment to concerts and trade shows across Europe. All of them have specially designed ramps and carriers to boost efficiency during the loading and off-loading process, making it easier and safer to lift heavier goods, and comply with the 4m height limit imposed on international European transport.
All maintenance work will be conducted in-house and each trailer will be used for at least a decade. The Mega box trailers use Ferroplast panels, which Schmitz says are thinner and stronger than conventional bodywork.
The trailers are supported by Schmitz Cargobull’s service partner network across Europe. FCL Events Logistics operates a 19-strong fleet ranging from small vans to artics for clients across many sectors including broadcasting, marketing and sports.
Robert Grant, business development manager at FCL Events Logistics, said: “Everything we transport is large and bulky, so internal volume is a real deal breaker for us. The increased size of Schmitz Cargobull Mega box models make a huge difference to our operations because we can carry the same volume in one trailer instead of having to use two, cutting our costs in half.
“I’ve used Schmitz Cargobull trailers before in my role in a different business so I knew they were just what FCL Events Logistics needed. They’re very easy to maintain, which is important because we regularly go to high-profile events and can’t afford our schedules to slip. Downtime is not an option, which is why Schmitz Cargobull is the best choice.”
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