Green fleet

Allumette Group has invested in cleaner vehicles to support its efforts in minimising emissions and reducing its carbon footprint.

All company cars have been replaced with electric or hybrid models and the delivery fleet has been upgraded to low emission large goods vehicles (LGV). The expenditure represents £1 million worth of investment.

The group has installed EV charge points at its premises on Yardley Brook Industrial Park in Birmingham, ensuring that both employees and visitors have access to the infrastructure required to run and maintain an electric vehicle.

The LGV fleet has been delivered in the new group livery. Allumette Group is the parent company of powder coater Vertik-Al, and louvre specialist Ikon Aluminium Systems.

Group managing director for Allumette Group Angus Mackie said: “We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our businesses. This means exploring every opportunity for a greener and cleaner alternative.

“We are extremely pleased at how receptive our employees have been to the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. This is an investment which makes sense on many levels: environmental, financial and for the long-term well-being of our staff.

“The vehicle upgrades follow an extensive overhaul of our lighting system last year. By installing 900 new lights we reduced our energy consumption by over 50% on traditional lighting and cut carbon emissions by almost 420kg. Similarly, the new fleet will have a positive impact on our footprint.”