Schmitz Cargobull has invested in its future growth in the rigid market, with the appointment of a new National Sales Representative – Truck Bodies, to further develop the company’s presence in the rapidly growing sector.

Tom Stott, 23, brings more than six years of experience from Cartwright, with a strong emphasis on customer service. In his new role, Stott will help customers of all sizes save money, with rigid truck bodies offering a low total cost of ownership.

Stott says: “With urban delivery now a booming market in the UK and Ireland, the rigid body market has huge potential for expansion, and we’re committed to supporting operators in this competitive sector.”

He adds: “Schmitz Cargobull’s trailers lead the market thanks to cost-effective features developed in-house, backed by outstanding customer service. Our rigid bodies also offer those advantages, which will benefit customers requiring world-class, high-tech assets combined with the functionality of a rigid. Supported by our range of value-added services, hauliers can get everything they need to maximise the cost-effectiveness of their operations from a single source.”

Ideally designed for urban deliveries, Schmitz Cargobull’s rigid bodies incorporate a variety of advanced technologies, including a double-decker pallet stacking system that doubles carrying capacity for non-stackable goods, and flooring that is lighter, more slip-resistant and easier to clean than conventional flooring, as well as being PIEK-certified for low-noise operations.

Schmitz Cargobull also offers a range of services designed to reduce the total cost of ownership of each rigid body, including telematics for optimal route planning and temperature control, and full-service contracts for repair and maintenance Europe-wide. The rigid bodies also maintain a higher residual value than comparable products in the market.

Stott will be based at Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland’s head office in Warrington, reporting to Managing Director Alan Hunt.