Supply chain company Wincanton has made a multimillion-pound investment in electric vehicle technology to provide home delivery services for IKEA.
Wincanton has purchased 30 electric home delivery vehicles – 10 16-metric ton trucks and 20 vans – to support IKEA’s goal of reaching 100% zero-emission last-mile deliveries by 2025. The new fleet is expected to save Wincanton 1,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year, across just over 10,000 journeys per annum. The vehicles, supplied by Renault Trucks and Ford, will carry deliveries to the homes of IKEA customers across Greater London and the Southeast of England from Spring 2023.
Carl Moore, managing director of e-fulfillment at Wincanton, commented, “At Wincanton, we want to be the leading provider of net-zero supply chain solutions for our customers and partners. As part of this, we are committed to investing in technology that develops the resilience and efficiency of our customers’ operations and supports their efforts to achieve their strategic sustainability goals. Our multimillion-pound investment in the latest electric vehicle technology for IKEA is a great example of this in action. We’re proud to be delivering this for an important customer and we look forward to our continued collaboration.”
John Welsh, fulfillment sourcing manager of IKEA UK and Ireland, said, “Wincanton are making a significant contribution towards IKEA’s journey to sustainable fulfillment of our customers’ needs. We are delighted to be working together with Wincanton to build and evolve our partnership for a more sustainable future. This first step is fundamental in not only supporting IKEA’s goal of reaching 100% zero emission last mile deliveries by 2025 but also accelerating our ambition for zero-output emission vehicles on the road within London.”
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