Within the scope of its added value strategy, Schmitz Cargobull is strengthening - with the support of its partner PNEUNET and its extensive tyre fleet network - its own service network with genuine tyre experts. It is part of the new tyre and service concept developed in collaboration with tyre manufacturer Hankook. This is tailored to the specific needs of fleets and satisfies their growing desire for complete solutions including tyre sourcing and service. This includes stationary and mobile tyre fitting, tyre repairs, regrooving of tyres, tyre storage and much more.
The PNEUNET partners will be working as premium tyre partners in future closely with Schmitz Cargobull. This also includes a very rapid response to customer enquiries, which, thanks to optimum stocking of tyres, can be quickly achieved.
The central contact person at PNEUNET for the Schmitz Cargobull project team Tyres Sales and Service is Dirk Gleinser, Key Account Manager Commercial Vehicles Fleets of the PNEUNET foundation partner Pneuhage Reifendienste: "Schmitz Cargobull offers its customers premium products and was looking for partners who think along the same lines in terms of service quality. An important factor here was the fact that PNEUNET is a network of manufacturer-independent tyre dealers. We can make flexible, brand-independent offers, geared entirely to the needs of customers."
As usual, using the tyre services is simple for the contract customers of Schmitz Cargobull. All PNEUNET dealers are connected to the Cargobull Repair System (CRS) and bill via this method. This means that the customers additionally receive effective reporting by monitoring the tyre performance.
The partnership between Schmitz Cargobull and PNEUNET gives fleets the opportunity to reduce complexity in spare parts management, thus allowing them to concentrate more closely on their actual business.
The central framework agreements and invoices of the services of the individual PNEUNET partners for Schmitz Cargobull and their full-service customers are coordinated by Pneuhage Service GmbH.
PNEUNET - extensive service network
The commercial vehicle tyre service network PNEUNET founded in autumn 2014 by Pneuhage together with Reifen Helm and Reifen Günther currently consists of eight manufacturer-independent tyre dealers. At over 280 stations, each equipped with mobile service vehicles in Germany and Austria, fleet customers receive professional service for all aspects of tyres for trucks, agricultural tractors, construction vehicles and forklifts.
Its 87 branches and over 230 mobile service vehicles make Pneuhage Reifendienste the largest PNEUNET partner.
The Trailer Company: Schmitz Cargobull AG
With an annual production of 45,113 vehicles and around 5,100 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's largest manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods.
The company's sales increased by 7.5 per cent in the 2013/2014 business year to €1,624 billion. As a pioneer in the industry, the German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and has consistently developed quality standards at all levels: from research, development and production through to specialist services from a full-service provider such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles and spare parts.