Halesowen firm in link-up to broaden product ranges

Joining forces: Bevan Group and Schmitz Cargobull.

Joining forces: Bevan Group and Schmitz Cargobull.

First published in Business Daily

HALESOWEN dry-freight bodybuilder Bevan Group is joining forces with Schmitz Cargobull to manufacture rigid reefers for the UK market.

Schmitz Cargobull has a refrigerated semi-trailer product line, while Bevan’s specialism is in the manufacture and marketing of box, curtainsider and platform bodies.

The refrigerated bodies will be assembled at Bevan’s production facilities, using designs, components and materials supplied by Schmitz Cargobull.

Initially, the partnership will target the 12-tonne and above rigid truck market.

“Essentially, we are taking our respective strengths in the manufacture and assembly of refrigerated trailers and combining them to enhance our offering to UK customers,” said Schmitz Cargobull technical director Derek Skinner.

“While our rigid reefers are a relatively new proposition over here, we manufacture thousands every year for operators in mainland Europe.”

Bevan group managing director Anthony Bevan said: “The two companies have similar aspirations - we’re both keen to broaden our product ranges and develop new opportunities and this partnership provides a platform that allows us to do just that.”

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