Schmitz Cargobull UK to boost truck body division

Simon Lake has been appointed the first National Sales Manager, Truck Bodies at Schmitz Cargobull’s UK branch.

According to Schmitz Cargobull UK, Mr Lake brings 25 years of industry experience to the new position. “I’ve worked in the truck body market nearly all my career; the opportunity to join Schmitz Cargobull and lead this new sector with my sales and technical expertise held massive appeal,” he commented.

“Schmitz Cargobull’s rigid bodies are every bit as good as the company’s reefer trailers, so there’s naturally a huge opportunity to develop real growth. This is coupled with a genuine desire from senior management to become a market leader in the truck body sector.”

Schmitz Cargobull introduced its first M.KO rigid reefer bodies to the UK in 2012 following the announcement that dry-freight bodybuilder Bevan Group had begun assembling reefers in the UK using Schmitz Cargobull designs, components and materials.

Lake said he would focus his time on meeting prospective fleet customers across the UK, as well as building relationships with truck manufacturers and dealer networks. He will work with the existing Schmitz Cargobull sales team, Group colleagues and UK truck body partner Bevan Group to realise the potential for truck body sales.

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