Germany’s leading trailer manufacturer, Schmitz Cargobull, has offcially commissioned its new facility for the production of reefer semi-trailers and curtain sider semi-trailers in Turkey’s northwestern province of Adapazarı. The commissioning of the state-of-the-art facility, with a production capacity of over 3,000 trailers per annum, coincides with the company’s 125th year of global operations.
During his address at the ceremony, ISPAT President Arda Ermut said the German company’s unabated commitment to invest in Turkey after the events of July 15, 2016, speaks volumes about the vitality of Turkey as a market for European investors.
Schmitz Cargobull CEO Andreas Schmitz said that they produced around 58,000 units last year globally. “With 5,700 employees and EUR 2 billion turnover, we are the number one trailer manufacturer in Europe. We adopt a global vision. That’s why we have facilities in Spain, Lithuania, Russia, and China, in addition to Germany. I take the utmost pride to announce that Turkey has been added to this list,” said Schmitz.