Schmitz Cargobull is Best Brand 2020
Cold Chain Federation member Schmitz Cargobull has won the Best Brand 2020 in the refrigerated body category of the award scheme run by German business magazines Fernfahrer, Lastauto Omnibus, and Trans Aktuel.
More than 8,100 readers of the magazines cast their votes in the awards.
“The readers made a truly smart decision by voting for the S.KO Cool Smart box body semi-trailer,” said Andreas Schmitz, chief executive, Schmitz Cargobull.
“We are very proud to have been recognised as the best brand for the ninth time now. This award is an endorsement not only of our customer-oriented products and services, but also of the reliability and innovative strength of our employees, who are constantly developing solutions for the lowest possible total cost of ownership, and thus for the profitability of our customers”, he said.
Schmitz Cargobull’s own transport cooling unit S.CU also took second place in the cooling units category, repeating the success of the previous years. “Our new S.CU raises our technological advantage, and remains the only device on the market that is equipped with a state-of-the-art direct injection common rail engine.
“The new cooling unit generation reduces fuel consumption by up to 10% in comparison with our extremely efficient predecessor. This not only makes it possible to provide an extremely quick cool-down and accurate temperature control, but we were also one of the first to meet to Stage V emission regulations,” Schmitz said.
“Our high-performance cooling unit, combined with the web-based monitoring system and unique proactive service management, provides continuously reliable control when transporting temperature-controlled freight. That is Smart.”
Readers also voted the transport solution provider from North Germany into second place in the Curtainsider category and third place in the Tipper category.
The winning brands were determined in 26 different categories in collaboration with DEKRA and under notary supervision. The readers themselves judge the brand image and product quality.
These awards represent an important indicator for the industry, given that the results of the poll provide tangible proof of customer opinions and preferences, Schmitz says.