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Crendon Timber invest in electric trucks from Briggs Equipment as part of sustainability drive

17 June, 2022 by Tom Peace

Sustainability and reducing environmental impact is high on the agenda for businesses in every industry. At Briggs Equipment we are working with new and existing customers to support their sustainability objectives and create an effective long-term carbon strategy.

Crendon Timber Engineering recently introduced their own sustainability targets, which aim to reduce their environmental impact through investment in green technology and processes. One of their first actions was to evaluate their existing industrial equipment fleet and work with long-term partner Briggs Equipment to identify a cost-effective and viable way of switching to electric machines.

After agreeing a long-term implementation plan of new electric equipment across their UK sites, the first phase of Combilift-CBE Multi Directional Forklifts were recently delivered. These machines are already having a positive impact on-site and have fitted seamlessly into their operations.

Ed Kirk, Crendon Timber’s Operations, Innovation and Sustainability Director, commented: “As two leading firms in their respective fields, Crendon Timber and Briggs have worked in partnership for several years, Briggs manage our fleet of sideloaders, multi-directional and forklift trucks.

“As part of our cleaner environment sustainability programme to reduce emissions and lower running costs, Crendon Timber are introducing electric trucks. We have already taken delivery of electric multi directional forklifts in East Harling and Glastonbury, whist we are trialing electric sideloaders and multidirectional trucks on two of our sites. There is an ongoing programme to replace our existing fleet of trucks over the next few years and make the switch to an all-electric fleet.”

Chris Tustain, Briggs Equipment’s Key Account Manager, commented: “We have established a fantastic partnership with Crendon Timber and we are delighted to support their move towards electric equipment. Given the diversity of our fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly product range, we have been able to propose a phased implementation programme that fits their budget and requirements.

“This is a significant commitment by Crendon Timber and we have worked closely with their Management Team right throughout the process to ensure the new equipment can help them meet their sustainability targets without compromising on performance. A key consideration for many businesses, including Crendon, is the high running costs associated with using diesel, especially given the recent removal of red diesel tax exemptions and general fuel price increases.

“We look forward to continuing the roll-out of this new electric equipment and ensuring Crendon can continue to get the most out of their machines.”

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