EcoGeneration scores accolade

Schmitz Cargobull curtainsider semi-trailers win the German Sustainability Award for Design 2022.

Schmitz Cargobull’s EcoGeneration trailers impressed the jury presenting the German Sustainability Award for Design 2022.

The aerodynamic curtainsider semi-trailer faced off against more than 1,000 entries competing for the coveted award.

Roland Klement, Board Member for Research and Development, at Schmitz Cargobull, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the hybrid award ceremony held on 2 December 2021 in Düsseldorf.

“The aerodynamic S.CS curtainsider with its three versions, EcoFLEX, EcoVARIOS and EcoFIX, drastically reduces aerodynamic drag. Fuel savings of up to 10 per cent have been achieved during road tests,” said Klement.

“We are very pleased that the EcoGeneration has been recognised as an industry-oriented solution for the transport sector. The EcoGeneration curtainsiders can significantly reduce both fuel costs and the carbon footprint, without requiring expensive and damage-prone add-on attachments.”

The full height of the cargo area in the EcoFLEX and EcoVARIOS curtainsiders can be made available in moments by raising the roof at the rear when more interior volume is needed.

The German Sustainability Award is Europe’s largest award of this kind. The Design category recognises outstanding solutions for sustainable design and high transformation potential in which a positive impact on sustainability represented a key aspect in their development.

Assessment teams from econcept and Kearney evaluated the applications and determined first the nominees, then the finalists, and finally the winners from among the applicants.

At the beginning of 2021, Schmitz Cargobull unveiled its EcoGeneration portfolio – aerodyamic semi-trailer curtainsiders. These units are designed to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions while operating at full internal height for volume transport where needed.

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