Schmitz Cargobull Secures 3,000-Trailer Order from DSV

DSV A/S, one of the largest globally active transport and logistics companies, has taken delivery of the first rail-transportable curtainsider semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull as part of a total order of 3,000 units.

DSV A/S, one of the largest globally active transport and logistics companies, has taken delivery of the first rail-transportable curtainsider semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull as part of a total order of 3,000 units.

The contract was just 10 days old, yet Schmitz Cargobull still managed to provide a finished, sign-written DSV semi-trailer on a "just-in-time" basis. A logistics and production control system takes account of inbound parts from even the smallest supplier, right up to the detailed production process. In extreme cases, the process is so efficient that it is even possible produce a new trailer within just 18 hours.

The complete order will be steadily processed over the next two years, and includes delivery of both Universal and Mega trailers.

“"This order, and the faith that has been placed in us, makes us very proud,” said Ulrich Schöpker, a member of the Board of Schmitz Cargobull. “It demonstrates to all Schmitz Cargobull employees that our efforts to be the ’benchmark’ for intelligent and efficient transport solutions in the commercial vehicle sector are bearing fruit – and that the customer appreciates it."

"Reliability and availability are decisive characteristics of the quality promise we make to our customers – particularly in the inland transport sector," said Søren Lund, who is responsible for the provision of the right equipment within DSV Road in Europe.

Another important deciding factor in securing the order was the modular assembly system, including the equipment for intermodal traffic: All of the trailers to be supplied can be loaded onto trains or equipped for ferry transport. The components belonging to the modular assembly system are fitted using threaded bolts, meaning that all of the parts can be safely and rapidly replaced in the event of damage or repairs being carried out. It is even possible to retrofit additional components at a later date, thus increasing their flexibility in terms of use.

Schmitz Cargobull also possesses a pan-European, audited Service Partner network, to ensure that a quick and efficient service can be guaranteed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the entire vehicle.

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