One of the leading transport and logistics providers in Kent and a member of Palletways, The Salvatori Group, has invested a six-figure sum in new solar panel projects at its Sittingbourne and Aylesham sites to reduce its environmental impact and generate renewable electricity.
The Salvatori Group employs 150 people and has been a member of Palletways UK for seven years. Salvatori’s Sittingbourne operation was created four years ago as a bespoke mini hub dedicated to Palletways customers. Aylesham is currently expanding its Palletways business, adding three new warehouses. Both sites are already state-of-the-art, energy efficient and tailor-made for the Groups’ activities, operating 24 hours a day, six days a week
The company is investing in a solar photovoltaics system at each site, which is predicted to generate a combined 295.8 MwH of electricity annually. This is equivalent to a saving of 65.21 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Daniel Salvatori, Group CEO, said: “The transportation industry has a big impact on the environment, and we want to lead the way in our sector by reducing our carbon output. We’re committed to operating a sustainable logistics model and we’re confident the panels will give us a return on our investment in a short space of time.”
Commenting, Warwick Trimble, Palletways UK Network Director, said: “With businesses increasingly focused on lowering their operational CO2 emissions to zero, Salvatori’s investment is to be applauded. The solar pv system results in a significant reduction in energy from the national grid without compromising on service or supply.”
Salvatori is one of over 120 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.