Schmitz Cargobull AG mourn the loss of Peter Schmitz, who died on 9 November at the age of 84 in his home town of Altenberge in Germany. Peter Schmitz joined the then Schmitz-Anhänger GmbH & CO. KG as Managing Director in 1973, representing the third generation of the entrepreneurial family. After its transformation into a public limited company in 1998, Peter Schmitz managed the company as Chairman of the Management Board until 2003. From 2003 to 2013, he was responsible for the company’s development as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He was reappointed to the Supervisory Board from 2017 to 2019.
Who was Schmitz Cargobull owner Peter Schmitz
One of his most revolutionary innovations is the invention of the FERROPLAST insulating panel, which forms the basis for Schmitz Cargobull’s market leadership in refrigerated vehicle construction. Following his strategy of “growth through renunciation”, he spearheaded major restructuring measures at the Altenberge and Vreden production plants in the 1990s with great professionalism.
“Peter Schmitz will be remembered as a visionary and constructive mastermind who created the technical foundations for customer-orientated solutions with his innovative and quality-driven ideas. With his knowledge and commitment, he made Schmitz Cargobull a leading company in the industry”, stated the German manufacturer in an official note.