Another seal of approval from Europe’s No.1 trailer manufacturer



Schmitz Cargobull has been consistently supporting and endorsing Full of the Pipe down through the years and the industry-leading, internationally-renowned trailer manufacturer will be displaying an array of spectacular models from its range at the 2024 event as well as remaining on board as a key sponsor.

It’s fitting that the blue elephant will be to the fore at Full of the Pipe 2024 in Mondello Park as Schmitz Cargobull is synonymous with the Irish haulage industry, offering an innovative and value-added solution for almost every transport task, from bulk goods to highly regulated pharmaceutical transport.

Established five years ago to ensure that operators around the country receive the best-possible back-up service and support from Europe’s premier trailer manufacturer, Schmitz Cargobull Ireland continues to go from strength to strength, with the recent addition of a dedicated Irish parts distribution centre in partnership with logistics and warehousing specialist JMC the latest in a long line of progressive developments.

“Schmitz Cargobull Ireland have opened a warehouse in Naas for parts distribution in Ireland and we’re already processing orders,” confirms sales manager Philip Keenan. “Customers were experiencing issues with the time it took to secure parts but that has now been resolved. Whereas in the past parts were coming into Ireland from either Germany or Manchester, we now have a complete range of parts in hand all ready for same-day or next-day delivery.”

With approximately 6,800 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods as well as a champion of sustainability and a pioneer in digital solutions for trailer services and improved connectivity.

As a reliable and innovative company, they have inextricably linked sustainability with their products and processes. This is Schmitz Cargobull’s contribution to the enormous challenge our industry faces in bringing increasing transport volumes in line with protecting the climate.

A prestigious partner of Full of the Pipe, Schmitz Cargobull had a range of its products on display at Full of the Pipe’s Mondello Park debut in October and will be showcasing a similarly broad selection of trailers at the 2024 mid-summer show over the second weekend of July.

“We brought a fridge, curtainsider, tipper and skelly trailer to last year’s show and will have at least the same range of models on display this year. This will include products from our Manchester factory, which opened in 2022 and manufactures curtainsiders and box vans for the UK and Irish markets.

“We’ve been working with Kevin and Colin since Full of the Pipe was launched and it’s a relationship we’re very proud of. Last year’s show worked really well. There was a great turnout considering that the show was organised at such short notice and the customer feedback was excellent.

“From our point of view, we just love being involved. It’s not that we’re going to sell any extra trailers but we welcome the exposure and participation and it’s always nice to get out there and meet new and existing customers, to catch up with people and have the craic with them and maybe a pint. To see all the different hauliers there and what all the different manufacturers are up to is always interesting, and to absorb it all. It’s always a great weekend.”

Offering emission-free operation in temperature-controlled transport, Schmitz Cargobull has developed the S.KOe COOL all-electric box body semi-trailer. The S.KOe COOL is equipped with a fully electric cooling unit with integrated power electronics, a battery system and an e-axle generator on the middle axle, and thus operates emission-free. The electrified vehicle is also extremely quiet, facilitating early morning and late evening deliveries in urban areas.

The electrically operated S.CU ep85 cooling unit is designed to cool and heat freight without generating any emissions and offers a cooling output of up to 15,800 W and a heating output 10,500 W. Batteries on the landing gear replace the diesel tank.

The electrified Schmitz Cargobull trailer axle recuperates energy during braking, among other processes, and thus extends the cooling unit’s operating time or reduces the recharging times of the battery, which can be plugged in and replenished at the operator’s yard or on the ferry.

Schmitz Cargobull produces 60,000 trailers per year, including a curtainsider every eight minutes at its Altenberge production site in Germany and a refrigerated unit every 14 minutes at Vreden, while 30 trailers are built every week in Manchester.

Full of the Pipe Truckshow Ireland returns to Mondello Park over the weekend of July 13th and 14th.