Girteka orders 540 trailers from Schmitz Cargobull
Horstmar, June 2016 – Girteka Logistics a major European transport company – is experiencing continued growth in its European business for full truck load transport services. This has led to the company placing an order for 410 reefer semi-trailers and 130 curtainsider semi-trailers from Schmitz Cargobull. Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics: “Our aim is to provide our European clients with the best possible service, and above average KPI’s. To do this we need the best equipment in the industry, this is why we year after year choose Schmitz Cargobull.
Girteka Logistics’ fleet currently consists of more than 2,900 trucks and over 3,100 trailers. The vehicles are in use across the whole of Europe, transporting fresh produce and more for large European clients. Girteka Logistics trucks and trailers are regularly serviced and repaired to high standards. “In this area, Girteka Logistics can really benefit from our Europe-wide service network. Our 24-hour replacement part service and Europe-wide emergency breakdown service ensure reliability in the event of an incident,” says Andreas Schmitz, Chairman of Schmitz Cargobull AG.
Girteka Logistics has been relying on the robust and innovative vehicles provided by the “blue elephant” for more than 16 years. Today, more than 75% of the Girteka Logistics fleet is made up of trailers from Schmitz Cargobull. Boris Billich, Sales Director at Schmitz Cargobull, explains why: “Our long-standing relationship is down to our commitment to developing user-friendly specifications for our vehicles. The modular Schmitz Cargobull vehicle and service range enables customers to create their own tailored transport solutions, just as Girteka Logistics has done.”
Mindaugas Raila continues: “Girteka Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull both have very high standards when it comes to reliability, vehicle quality and value retention of vehicles. These factors are essential to us maintaining our status as a customer oriented, Europe-wide transport and logistics company.”
Girteka Logistics decided to start using sustainable vehicles with the original Ferroplast panels many years ago. The reefer semi-trailers’ optimised temperature controls, excellent workmanship and durability were the decisive factors in the company’s decision. Mindaugas Raila is also very satisfied with the curtainsider semi-trailers: “We were particularly impressed with the GENIOS’ cold-rolled construction method, and the many security features that make the driver’s job easier. Having galvanised parts is also an important factor in the sustainability and value retention of the vehicle.”
Source: Schmitz Cargobull