German trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull recently installed a foaming press for producing its FERROPLAST insulation system.
The company celebrated the new equipment, which it says expands its production capacity from 10 insulated trailers to 30 per day, with a ceremony at its plant in Panevėžys, Lithuania.
“Whether in the transport of fresh or frozen foods or of sensitive pharmaceutical products, this capacity expansion has a positive effect for customers,” said Roland Klement, chief technical officer at Schmitz Cargobull.
“They benefit not only from higher flexibility, which results, among other things, in shorter delivery times, but also from more trailer variants, which we can manufacture in a more country-specific manner with the new equipment.”
Schmitz Cargobull also produces S.CS curtainsider semi-trailers and S.KO reefer semi-trailers at its Lithuanian factory, along with M.KO truck box bodies for trucks and vans, Z.KO central axle box trailers and A.KO box trailers.
The additional capacity from the new foaming system will be used for further expansion of the product range in the box body and trailer area, the company said.
Trucks with an M.KO body are used mainly for inner-city distribution of goods, as well as local transport. The new foaming system provides better insulation properties for these vehicle bodies in particular, Schmitz Cargobull said.
The bolted subframe ensures compatibility with leading truck manufacturers, and finely adjusted hole patterns in the subframe permit the body to be force-fitted to the manufacturer- and vehicle-specific attachment points.
Depending on the task at hand and the customer’s requirements, the body also can be adjusted to meet various lengths and load requirements.