Schmitz Cargobull will be celebrating their 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to form a partnership with Transaid. The companyâs new partner is an international development organisation that works to tackle a range of transport challenges that occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
Schmitz Cargobull will be becoming a corporate member of Transaid, through which they will supply the organisation with time expertise and resources in order to help transform lives and assist in the creation of a sustainable transport.
As part of this work to improve the transport network, there will be a range of corporate supporter activities held such as team members working on secondment with Transaid overseas as well as getting involved in fundraising initiatives. Schmitz Cargobull will also be offering professional driver training programmes, transport management systems and the provision of rural access to transport.
In order to fundraise, Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland Managing Director, Alan Hunt will be taking part in Transaidâs London to Paris cycle challenge in order to mark the start of the new business relationship. When companies pledge to corporate support, Transaid are given access to vital and unrestricted funds that will allow the organisation to test and implement new projects. This donation is essential to allow the organisation to develop road safety projects, get access to necessary equipment and give the right level of training as well as expand their reach.
Becoming the first trailer manufacturing company to sign up to a corporate membership deal with Transaid is a great way from Schmitz Cargobull to celebrate being in operation for 125 years. The company will be able to offer a great deal of expertise to the organisation which they have generated throughout the life of the business. Schmitz will also be an asset to Transaid, giving them access to a new section of industry knowledge that can be passed on to help overcome the transport challenges faced by people in sub-Saharan Africa.