German trailer builder, Schmitz Cargobull, will celebrate its 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to partner with Transaid, an international development organisation focused on tackling transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
By becoming a corporate member of Transaid, Schmitz Cargobull will contribute time, expertise and resources to help transform lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport including professional driver training programs, transport management systems and providing rural access to transport.
Schmitz Cargobull Managing Director – UK and Ireland, Alan Hunt, will mark the start of the new relationship by taking part in Transaid’s London to Paris cycle challenge.
“To be the first trailer manufacturer to sign a corporate membership deal with Transaid is an honour, and a fantastic way to mark our 125th anniversary,” said Hunt. “We are thrilled to be able to share our expertise and support with an organisation which is having such an enormous impact on the ground.”
“We are delighted to welcome Schmitz Cargobull as our newest corporate member,” said Transaid Chief Executive, Caroline Barber. “Their global footprint, commitment to fundraising and wealth of industry expertise will be invaluable to supporting our life-saving work.
“When companies pledge corporate support we are given vital unrestricted funds which allow us to test and implement new projects. It’s precisely these kinds of donations which allowed us to develop our first road safety projects in Tanzania and Zambia, and which led to us securing external funding to build the capacity of HGV and PSV driver training in Uganda,” she said.