The Park, an independent business based in Bristol, packages 25% of all wine sold in the UK. It currently ships an astonishing six million bottles of wine per week to its customers, including leading retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi. With the introduction of electric HGVs, when delivering 50,000 bottles a day, The Park will save 2.68kg of CO2 per litre of diesel not consumed.
Certified carbon neutral, The Park is leading the industry in sustainable production by introducing the FMCG industry’s first electric HGV to deliver wine to retailers, becoming the final step of the production process, reducing the company’s carbon footprint even further.
Richard Lloyd, General Manager at The Park comments: “At The Park, driving sustainability forward is at the core of our business. We lead the way in sustainable innovation in the wine industry and by further reducing our carbon footprint by introducing an electric HGV, we hope The Park will be a catalyst for change not just within the wine industry, but for all industries nationwide.”
“There is a vital need to meet climate targets, and so businesses must find new and innovative ways to tread more lightly on the planet. As Europe’s largest wine packaging company, we recognise that we have a responsibility to ensure we play a substantial role in finding eco-solutions.”
Laurence Drake, Managing Director of DAF Trucks adds: “As a company, we are committed to developing transport solutions for our customers that can help them deliver on their environmental and sustainability objectives. Following the success of our zero-emission electric trucks launched last year, the new CF Electric being operated by The Park and EV Cargo is one of the first zero-emission HGVs to enter the market. Working alongside like-minded partners is driving the transport industry forward.”