Partnership gives Schmitz Cargobull new trailer offering

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Schmitz Cargobull’s 49 per cent investment in Berger Fahrzeugtechnik has been approved, giving the trailer builder a more extensive product portfolio.

The two firms have launched their relationship with the marketing of the lightweight BERGERecotrail trailer which is now available to purchase via the Schmitz Cargobull Europe-wide sales network.

“We are delighted that we will now be able to offer our customers an even more extensive product portfolio as a result of our collaboration with Berger,” said Schmitz Cargobull Chief Sales Officer, Boris Billich. “Transport firms will benefit from a greater range of vehicles and an extensive package of services for both product lines. This is hugely advantageous for our customers.”

Berger Fahrzeugtechnik specialises in premium lightweight vehicles with extensive expertise in lightweight construction. Its BERGERecotrail semi-trailers are in high demand among customers who are looking for high payload.

“Two of the main reasons why lightweight trailers are becoming increasingly relevant for transport firms is their ability to optimise payload and increase sustainability,” said Managing Director Sales at Berger Fahrzeugtechnik, Roland Schneider. “Customers can now use Schmitz Cargobull’s Europe-wide sales and service network, which offers huge added value.”

Customers will also be able to access comprehensive European spare parts supply through the Schmitz Cargobull Service Partner network. The next step will see Schmitz Cargobull’s entire service portfolio being extended to cover Berger lightweight vehicles.

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