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

Welcome to the Schmitz Cargobull AG website. We regard the protection of your personal data, as well as fair and transparent data processing as important concerns. In the following, we would like to provide you with the information that you require to review and exercise your right to data protection.

  1. Who is responsible for the data processing?

    Responsible is:
    Schmitz Cargobull AG
    Bahnhofstraße 22
    48612 Horstmar

  2. How can I contact the Data Protection Officer?

    You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:
    Schmitz Cargobull AG
    Bahnhofstraße 22
    48612 Horstmar
    Data Protection Officer

  3. For which purposes and on which legal basis do we process personal data?

    When you surf our website or otherwise establish contact with us, we obtain personal data from you..

    In general, we process data on the following legal foundation:

    • If you provide your explicit consent (Art. 6(1 a) GDPR), for example, when you would like us to contact you directly, subscribe to our newsletter or to receive promotional offers personalised to your needs.
    • To fulfil our contractual obligations (Art.6(1 b) GDPR), for example, if you purchase products from us.
    • As a company, we are subject to diverse legal obligations (Art. 6,(1 c) GDPR). For example, we are required to retain certain documents in accordance with tax law and commercial law.
    • In addition, we process data by virtue of a legitimate interest by us or third parties (Art. 6(1 f) GDPR). This includes data processing for the purposes of direct advertising, sales promotion, IT security and combating fraud, as well as the creation of pseudonymous user profiles for the analysis and requirement-oriented design of the website (tracking).You have the right to object to data processing due to the legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR.
    • 3.1 Data processing on our website

      • 3.1.1 Contact with Schmitz Cargobull
        You can send your questions and messages to us via the contact form, our e-mail address or by telephone. We only process your personal data in order to contact you via the desired paths and to process your request (the legal basis is Art. 6(1 a or b) DSGVO).

      • 3.1.2 Distribution of our newsletter
        You can sign up to our newsletter to receive information about current offers, product news, etc. This can also include offers from the Schmitz Cargobull Group.
        Advertising information is only sent to your e-mail address within the scope of our newsletter if you have consented to the use of your e-mail address. You can revoke your consent to receive newsletters at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or informing us of your wish to unsubscribe via an e-mail to
        We use the double opt-in procedure for the registration for our newsletter. This means that we send an e-mail to the specified e-mail address after your registration in which we request confirmation that you wish to receive the newsletter. In addition, we store your IP addresses along with the date and time of registration and confirmation. This enables us to provide proof of your registration and, if necessary, resolve any possible misuse of your personal information by third parties.

      • 3.1.3 Newsletter tracking
        To better understand how our newsletter is used, we evaluate your user behaviour when distributing the newsletter. For this analysis, the e-mails sent contain web beacons, also known as tracking pixels. These are one-pixel image files that link to our website and enable us to evaluate your user behaviour. This is carried out through the use of web beacons that are linked to your e-mail address and have a unique ID. Links included in the newsletter also contain these.
        Using this data, we create a user profile in order to tailor the newsletter to your specific interests. In the process, we record when you read our newsletter, which links you click and deduce your personal interests from this information. We link this data your actions on our website.
        You can use object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link that is provided in every e-mail. The information will be stored for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After you cancel your subscription, we will save the data anonymously and purely for statistical purposes.
        Furthermore, such tracking is not possible if you have disabled the display of images in your e-mail program by default. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed completely and you may not be able to use all of the functions. The tracking described above is carried out if you manually view the images.

      • 3.1.4 Other advertising by Schmitz Cargobull
        If we receive your e-mail address and postal address as part of an order, we can use this information to inform you about a similar product and service offers in the future by e-mail and regular mail. If you do not wish to receive any further advertising information via e-mail or regular mail, you can object to the commercial use of your data at any time, effective for the future, without incurring any other costs then the transmission costs as per the basic rates. You can send your objection to the following contact addresses.
        Schmitz Cargobull AG, Bahnhofstraße 22, 48612 Horstmar, e-mail:

      • 3.1.5 Career
        You can submit a job application to one of our companies by electronic means, in particular via e-mail or the career portal. Your personal information will be used exclusively to process your application and will be processed initially by Schmitz Cargobull AG. Your application will then be forwarded to the company of the Schmitz Cargobull Group advertising the job opening.
        Please note that unencrypted e-mails are not protected against access during transmission.
        If you have applied for a specific position and this position is no longer vacant or we regard you as suitable for or better suited for another position, we would be happy to forward your application within the company. Please inform us if you do not agree to the forwarding.
        Your personal data will be deleted immediately after completion of the application process or after a maximum of 6 months, unless you do not explicitly consent to longer storage of your information or a contract has been concluded. The legal basis is Art. 6(1 a, b and f) GDPR as well as section 26 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

      • 3.1.6 How are cookies used on this website?
        Cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to and stored on your hard disk by the browser that you are using and through which the organisation that sets the cookie obtains certain information. Cookies cannot be used to execute programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective. We also use cookies to identify you during subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you need to re-login for each visit.

        This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and function are explained in the following:

        • Transient cookies
          These cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. In particular, these include the session cookies. These save a session ID, which enables various requests to be allocated to your browser during the shared session. This therefore enables your server to be recognised again when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

        • Persistent cookies
          These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified duration which can vary in length depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time via your browser security settings.

        • Flash cookies
          The flash cookies will not be used by your browser, but rather by your flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your device. These objects store the necessary data regardless of the browser used and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not wish flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, such as "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox ( or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by running your browser in the private mode. In addition, we also recommend manually deleting your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.

        • Prevention of cookies
          You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or reject all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website.
      • 3.1.7 Website analysis
        We use the web analytics software Matomo (formerly Piwik ) (, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo"). Pseudonymous profiles can be generated, analysed, and cookies utilised. The data collected with the Matomo technology (including your pseudonymous IP address) will be processed on our servers..

        The information generated from the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

        If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to the use and storage at any time in the following via a mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie stored in your browser and Matomo does not collect any session data as a result. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies will also result in the deletion of the opt-out cookie and you will need to activate it again.s.

        The legal basis is Art. 6(1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.

    • 3.2 Data processing at trade fairs
      If you provide us with your contact information at the fair, for example, by leaving your business card, participating in a contest (see 3.1.2) or subscribing to our newsletter (see 3.1.3.), we record this data in our CRM system. We use your data in order to contact you as desired, establish a business relationship and provide you with information material.

    • 3.3 Data processing for telephone support
      If you call us by telephone for support, we will record your name, your company, your issue and, if necessary, your contact details in order to call you back if this information is necessary to process the issue. Your data will be used to process your request. The legal basis is Art. 6(1 b and f) GDPR.
      The call will only be recorded with your express consent (Art. 6(1 a) GDPR). The recording is carried out in order to monitor and improve the quality of our customer support.
  4. Will my data be transmitted to a third party?
    In order for Schmitz Cargobull to process your data in accordance with the previously described purposes, it may also be necessary for other recipients to view and process your data.

    • 4.1 Recipients within the Schmitz Cargobull Group
      In special cases, it may be necessary to distribute your data throughout the Group. However, data is only processed within the Schmitz Cargobull Group if we have legal permission to do so. This is the case, for example, if other companies within the Schmitz Cargobull Group work on our behalf when processing an order or if a legitimate interest as per Art. 6(1 f) GDPR exists.

    • 4.2 External service providers (order processors)
      Your data will be sent to service partners provided that these service providers work on our behalf and support Schmitz Cargobull in the provision of its services. If, for example, you subscribe to our newsletter, we will task a service provider with the distributing the mailing.
      Processing of your personal data by authorised service providers only takes place within the context of the order processing as per Art. 28 GDPR.

    • 4.3 Other service providers, partners and third parties
      Schmitz Cargobull can cooperate with other partners when this is necessary to fulfil of our service offer or if we are legally obliged to disclose data.
      We place value in processing your data within the EU. However, we may employ service providers from outside the EU. In these cases, we ensure that an adequate level of data protection is established prior to the transfer of your personal data. This means that standard EU contracts or an adequacy decision such as the EU privacy shield are utilised to achieve a level of data protection that is comparable with the standards within the EU.
  5. How long is my data stored?
    We delete the personal data of the data subject as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer exists and statutory retention periods no longer prevent deletion.

  6. What are my rights and how can I assert them?
    You have the following rights toward us with regard to personal data pertaining to you:

    • 6.1 General rights
      You have a right to access, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to the processing and data transfer. To the extent that processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent with effect for the future.

    • 6.2 Rights regarding data processing in accordance with legitimate interest
      In accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of data relating to you, that is processed pursuant to Art.6 (1 e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6(1 f) GDPR D (Data processing to exercise a legitimate interest), at any time for reasons related to your specific situation. This also applies for profiling based on this regulation. If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is used for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    • 6.3 Direct advertising rights
      If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 (2) GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing, including profiling, to the extent that this is related to such direct marketing.
      If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

    • 6.4 Right to large a complaint with a supervisory authority
      You also have the right to large a complaint with a responsible data protection supervisory authority concerning our processing of your personal data.
  7. Miscellaneous

    • 7.1.1 Changes to the data protection declaration
      This data protection declaration will be revised as a consequence of the on-going development of the Internet or our offer. We will announce changes on this page in due time. This page should be reviewed on a regular basis to remain informed about the current state of our data protection policy.

    • 7.1.2 Links to other websites
      Our websites can contain links to websites of other providers. We would like to point out that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the websites of Schmitz Cargobull. We have no influence on and do not control whether other providers comply with data protection regulations.

About us

Schmitz Cargobull AG
Bahnhofstraße 22
48612 Horstmar
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

Management Board:

  • Andreas Schmitz (Vorsitzender)
  • Boris Billich
  • Andreas Busacker
  • Roland Klement

Please send any queries you may have to the following address:

Schmitz Cargobull AG
Friedhelm Schuldt
Bahnhofstr. 22
48612 Horstmar

Concept screen design:

nu biz marketing GmbH
Berliner Allee 12
30175 Hannover
+49.511.545.44.700 (fon)
+49.511.214.7004 (fax)

Realisation and CMS

Tri­s­i­nus GmbH & Co. KG
Ei­sen­bahn­stra­ße 13
48143 Müns­ter
Tel.: +49(0)251/987 25-0


All rights reserved. All texts, images, graphics, audio, video and animation data are subject to copyright and any other legislation protecting intellectual property. It is prohibited to copy such for commercial purposes or dissemination, or modify and use on other web sites. Several Schmitz Cargobull internet pages contain images that are subject to the copyright belonging to those persons who have provided them.


All brand names and trademarks referred to on our web site, including those protected by third parties, are unreservedly subject to the provisions in force of the trademark and the rights of ownership of the respective registered owners. The mere naming, of a trademark is not be taken as an implication that the trademark is not protected by the rights of a third party.


The content and, in particular, any warranty conditions described on these pages have been carefully prepared and examined. We explicitly state that only appropriately modified warranty conditions may apply in specific countries or in cases other than the normal extent of a claim. Schmitz Cargobull AG undertakes no responsibility for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.

Liability claims against Schmitz Cargobull AG relating to material or idealistic damage which has been caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by incorrect and incomplete information are strictly excluded, insofar as there is no proof of deliberate or grossly negligent fault on the part of Schmitz Cargobull AG.

Schmitz Cargobull AG expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete the web site either partially or in its entirety without previous announcement or to discontinue the publication.

References and links to other web sites

Insofar as Schmitz Cargobull directly or indirectly refers to any off-site pages or other web sites (links), Schmitz Cargobull AG is not liable for the contents, availability, correctness or accuracy of any other hyperlinked web sites, their services, links or advertising. Schmitz Cargobull AG is not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage that is caused by use or non-use of the information provided by the linked sites.

Licence rights

Schmitz Cargobull AG would like to provide you with an innovative and informative web site and we hope that we have met your expectations. Please understand that Schmitz Cargobull AG must protect its intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyright and that this web site does not grant any licence rights whatsoever for Schmitz Cargobull AG's intellectual property. Copying, dissemination, reproduction and distribution or any other use is not permitted without written agreement from Schmitz Cargobull AG.

Collecting and processing personal data

When you visit our web site, our web servers store the name of your internet service provider (or IP address), the web site from which you're visiting us, the pages that you view on our web site, information on the internet browser and operating system used, as well as the date and duration of your visit by default. Any other personal data is only then stored if you disclose such yourself, e.g. during registration, in a survey or an enquiry.

Use and disclosure of personal data and its specific purpose

Schmitz Cargobull AG uses your personal data to technically administrate this web site and statistically evaluate its use. We use this technical access data to continually improve the attractiveness and user-friendliness of our web site and its contents and to recognise potential technical problems for our internet presence.
Schmitz Cargobull AG does not disclose your personal data that has been collected by us to third parties without your express consent.


To make your visit to our web site as convenient as possible for you, we use a so-called session cookie, which serves solely to store your choice of language during your visit on our web site. This cookie is deleted once you have left the Schmitz Cargobull AG web site.

Links to other internet sites

The Schmitz Cargobull AG internet presence contains links to other web sites. Please note that Schmitz Cargobull AG is not responsible for third parties adhering to data protection regulations or for the contents of these other web sites.
We recommend all internet users to inform themselves on the privacy statements made by other web sites they may visit when leaving the Schmitz Cargobull AG web site.


Schmitz Cargobull AG has taken technical and organisational precautions to protect your personal data collected against incidental or wilful manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security precautions are continually being improved in accordance with technological advances.

Right of access

On request in compliance with the law in force, Schmitz Cargobull will inform you immediately in writing whether and which personal data we have stored on you.

Legal validity

This disclaimer is to be considered part of the material provided on the web site which is hyperlinked to this page. Insofar as parts or this text or its individual wording should not, no longer or incompletely comply with the current legal situation, the residual parts of this document remain unaffected in their content and validity.

Just Ask.

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.

Contact us.

Let us know what you need and we will contact you without delay.



The most important FAQs at a glance.

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

  1. External covering layer made of coloured, glass-fibre reinforced plastic with a light and weather resistant surface.
  2. Vapour diffusion blocks made of metallic composites
  3. PU foam core
  4. Vapour diffusion blocks made of metallic composites
  5. Internal covering layer made of coloured, glass-fibre reinforced plastic with a light and weather resistant surface.

Lightweight, Strong and Long-Lasting.

The STRATOPLAST panels in the V.KO van bodies.

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.