Schmitz Cargobull’s new lightweight fully-modular semi-trailer – the S.KO PACE SMART – has made its exhibition debut at ITT Hub, alongside the popular S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider.

Built in Manchester, the S.KO PACE SMART is targeted primarily at the parcel delivery and dry freight market in the UK and Ireland, and combines Schmitz Cargobull’s renowned build quality with innovative composite STRUKTOPLAST panels.

The lightweight panels mean each trailer weighs around 600kg less than competitor models, and the design ensures they do not absorb moisture, even if damaged. As a result, the tare weight of the trailer remains consistent over time, ensuring the payload potential on day one is maintained for the life of the asset. It also comes with a 12-month body warranty.

The S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider has a straight front wall for free side loading and tarpaulin tensioning, an XL load securing side curtain with standard anti-theft protection and a Schmitz Cargobull aluminium roof which allows a side loading height of up to 3,100mm.

Both trailers are fully EN 12642-XL certified, are built on Schmitz Cargobull’s fully galvanised MODULOS chassis which comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through and have ROTOS axles covered by a 1,000,000km or six-year warranty*.

Paul Avery, UK Managing Director – Operations, says: “Since launching the S.KO PACE SMART in November last year, I am pleased to say our order book has been filled with household name parcel delivery companies and general haulage businesses. With an increase in fuel costs, it’s never been more important for operators to use lightweight and reliable trailers to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

“And as all S.KO PACE SMART trailers are built in our Manchester factory, we can also provide favourable lead times for UK and Irish operators, while also eliminating import costs.”

The S.KO PACE SMART comes fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect® telematics as standard, and offers a variety of options including load securing rails, translucent roof, tail lift, 5.5 tonne, 7.1 tonne or 8.1 tonne rated floors according to EN 283 and two choices of rear closures – shutter or aluminium barn doors. The load restrain rails are compatible with bars, straps or rear parcel safety nets to protect the packages and different loads.

The S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsider has flexible points for load securing with continuous lashing holes and optional 15 pairs of 5t lashing rings. It also comes with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect® telematics fitted as standard.

Schmitz Cargobull’s Manchester factory opened in April 2021, creating 40 production jobs to-date and is now home to the entire UK team.