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Schmitz Cargobull AG
With an annual production of some 58,000* vehicles and around 5,758* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €2.026* billion in the 2016/2017 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.
*provisional figures based on the 2016/2017 business year
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Schmitz Cargobull AG
Telefon: +49 (2558) 81-0
Telefax: +49 (2558) 81-500
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kluge
Registered office: Aktiengesellschaft
Steinfurt County Court: HRB 3009
VAT ID Number: DE 124377621
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Our competent contacts are available at +49 30 435991-23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer any questions you might have about the V.KO DRY van box kit.
Let us know what you need and we will contact you without delay.
1. Who collects the reusable transport chassis?
Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies organises the return transport after 21 calendar days at the latest. The reusable transport chassis is automatically collected from your premises unless another written agreement has been made.
2. Where can I find the assembly instructions?
The assembly instructions are available here
3. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver attachment parts?
Yes, we have compiled selections of various attachment parts for you. You can find an overview of the attachment packages here.
4. Can I also order a tail lift from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
No, not directly. You can find an overview of possible tail lift manufacturers here.
5. Where can I find the maintenance and care instructions?
You can find an overview of the maintenance and care instructions in the assembly instructions in our download area.
6. Can I also order a roof spoiler from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
Not directly. You can find a selection of possible manufacturers of roof spoilers and flaps here.
7. Is there a special enquiry form for Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
You can find our specification sheet in the download area.
8. Do I need special tools to assemble the kit?
We recommend using at least a pneumatic cartridge press for the two-component adhesives. You can find a detailed overview in our assembly instructions.
9. How long until the assembled kit can be used?
We recommend complying with the adhesive manufacturer’s usage instructions. If you follow the steps in our assembly instructions then the assembled box kit is ready for use after 24 hours (at a constant temperature of at least 15°C).
10. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver the screws and bolts needed for the assembly?
Yes, we supply all of the screws and bolts needed for the Schmitz Cargobull V.KO DRY van box kit. The workshop carrying out the assembly only needs to supply the material (such as bolts) required to attach the auxiliary l-beam to the chassis.
11. Can I obtain assembly templates from Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies?
We are happy to work with you to create the necessary drawings so that you can draw up vehicle-specific assembly templates to save time during the assembly. Simply get in touch with us.
12. Does Schmitz Cargobull Van Bodies also deliver a lighting unit?
We deliver preassembled position lights (front and rear) along with the preassembled 3rd brake light as standard. Please order the side marking lights from the appropriate vehicle chassis manufacturer along with the tail lights required for the specific country.
[Translate to Englisch:] FAQ's
The STRATOPLAST panels in our van bodies need to fulfil a diverse range of requirements. The panels have to be light to ensure that the vehicle has a low unladen weight, while they also have to be very strong to handle the tough demands of the van’s everyday usage.
STRATOPLAST is a ground-breaking new development from Schmitz Cargobull that now utilises the company’s decades of experience with composite panels for lightweight GFRP bodies. The optimised material in the covering layers creates a durable surface for longer-lasting light and weathering resistance. What is more, the vapour diffusion blocks made of metallic composites are capable of flexibly adapting to the stresses placed on the body. These metal blocking layers on both sides ensure that moisture cannot penetrate into the foam core and condense.
This prevents unwanted weight increases due to increasing water accumulation, which can also have a negative impact on the vehicle’s centre of gravity. If the foam core were to get damp, the K-value – which represents the panels’ insulation level – would also drop. There is no risk of this with the newly developed STRATOPLAST panels. They retain their low intrinsic weight over the course of the years, making the body an excellent long-term investment with high-value retention.