Schmitz Cargobull delivers its first UK-Built Trailers into Tapfreight

Tapfreight, a speciality chemical and pharmaceutical transport and warehousing company, has taken delivery of 11 new Schmitz Cargobull S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider semi-trailers, replacing units from a rival manufacturer in the firm's commercial vehicle fleet. The Barnsley-based business will pair the new trailers - built at Schmitz Cargobull's production facility in Manchester - with its modern DAF and Mercedes-Benz tractor units to transport chemical goods and general freight across the UK. Bob Milton, Director at Tapfreight, says: "These are the first trailers we have had from Schmitz Cargobull and we've been hugely impressed from start to finish.

The price point was very appealing and when I went to inspect the trailers, I was really struck by the build quality. Now we have physically taken delivery of the trailers that quality has been reinforced." Supplied by Aaron Howarth, Area Sales Manager East Midlands at Schmitz Cargobull, the new S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsiders comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations and feature a bulkhead specific for the British market.

They are built on Schmitz Cargobull's fully galvanised MODULOS chassis which comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through and have ROTOS axles covered by a 1,000,000km or six-year warranty, whichever comes first. Each S.CS FIXED ROOF semi-trailer has a straight front wall for free side loading and tarpaulin tensioning, an XL load securing side curtain with standard anti-theft protection and a Schmitz Cargobull aluminium roof which allows a side loading height of 3,100mm. They are also fitted with Schmitz Cargobull's TrailerConnect(R) telematics as standard, which provides 24/7 monitoring of the trailer's exact location, plus other important data including tyre mileage, speed and axle load.

"The lead time was another plus point for us," adds Milton. "And the level of service we have received has been first class. Aaron has been hugely helpful, and the whole Schmitz Cargobull team has been a pleasure to work with." Tapfreight has more than 30 years' experience in the transport and warehousing of hazardous chemicals and temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals.

The business has earned an outstanding reputation of quality and reliability in these highly regulated sectors, backed by ISO9001:2015, SQAS and an MHRA Wholesale Distributors licence.