Three Schmitz Cargobull employees have travelled from Germany to the other side of the world to help support their colleagues at the Australian Schmitz Cargobull factory in Melbourne.
The three employees, who recently completed their training, have taken up the challenge of moving down under to use what they’ve learned to implement Schmitz Cargobull processes, advance the expansion of the service areas and help with the introduction of trailer telematics and the transport refrigeration unit S.CU in Australia and New Zealand.
“This is the greatest adventure of my life and definitely a different life than in Germany,” said Jan Fiedler, who will focus on marketing the Schmitz Cargobull trailer telematics, digital services and eventually the introduction of refrigerated transport. “I was convinced to take this step and gain a lot of experience, after all, it’s not every day that you get an offer like this.”
Schmitz Cargobull’s refrigerated truck assembly plant in Melbourne opened in 2019, manufacturing vehicles specifically for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Tobias Iking, who has completed his studies in industrial engineering, is working as a supply manager after introducing the Melbourne site to the cross-factory Schmitz Cargobull production system. He will remain in Australia for two years.
Meanwhile, Michael Lösing, a trained mechatronics engineer, will support the implementation of the Schmitz Cargobull production system, which has already been implemented in other plants, and help build it from the ground up.
“For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to travel a lot and get to know new countries and cultures,” Michael said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of building the proven processes in our Melbourne factory.”
Schmitz Cargobull has more than 90 trainees in more than 20 different professions at the German locations in Horstmar, Altenberge, Vreden, Münster and Gotha.
“We are very pleased that we were able to recruit three employees.” said Schmitz Cargobull Head of Group Human Resources, Michael Hengesbach. “Through their professional training and previous work at Schmitz Cargobull, they bring in-depth specialist knowledge and we wish them much success and fun in their new tasks in Australia and New Zealand.”