Trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull has strenghtened its team in Ireland with the appointment of David O’Connor as regional sales manager. 

O’Connor brings with him 20 years of sales experience in the automotive sector, most recently with the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership in Ireland. 

Speaking of his appointment, O’Connor said: “Compared with the car market where you choose a model and select from a few options, there’s an impressive level of technical and engineering prowess on show within the road transport sector. 

“Schmitz Cargobull has the expertise to find the best option for each customers’ specific trailer requirements, be that bespoke or ready-made.” 

He joins a reinvigorated Schmitz Cargobull Ireland team and will work alongside fellow regional sales manager Philip Keenan, as well as regional aftermarket development manager, Steve Wilson. 

The move comes as the trailer manufacturer opens its first dedicated spare parts facility in Ireland, in partnership with logistics and warehousing specialist JMC. 

The Dublin facility allows Schmitz Cargobull to offer customers in Ireland next-day delivery for consumables and spare parts.

The company added that the move also represents a significant investment in the country, as part of its commitment to delivering high quality customer service. 

Last year, Schmitz Cargobull launched its new Manchester facility, which is producing trailers specially developed for those specific markets, which include the dry freight box S.BO PACE and the S.CS FREEPOST and the S.CS FIXED ROOF curtainsiders.