To further cement its environmental commitment, manufacturer Dufaylite has ditched gas-powered forklifts for a new fleet of electric vehicles.
Dufaylite is the sole UK manufacturer of recycled paper honeycomb – a 100% recyclable material used in the signage industry and many industrial applications.
Its new reduced fleet includes three new electric forklifts and one electric stacking pump truck, thanks to the company improving workflows to reduce movement in the factory and a switch to sustainable power sources.
This move marks the first step in the manufacturer’s journey to switching to all electrical vehicles across the business, ahead of installing renewable energy sources in the form of solar panels at its factory in St Neots by the end of 2024.
Carbon neutral status
Managing director of Dufaylite, Ashley Moscrop (pictured on right) said: “After achieving carbon neutral status earlier this year, in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain, we created a strategic plan to significantly reduce our carbon emissions across the business. This new fleet is a great addition to our warehouse and will help us to reduce our footprint even further.
“Whilst some may still be sceptical about replacing their machinery with eco-friendly alternatives, it was an easy decision for us to make as they come with so many benefits. Operationally they will reduce our maintenance and servicing costs, and will also help us to provide a cleaner, safer environment for our employees, improving welfare, reducing noise and emissions.”
A force for change
Dufaylite believes in being a force for change in the industry, by providing 100% recyclable solutions that make a measurable difference to its clients’ businesses. It proudly holds the ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.
This comes with a corporate social responsibility to help its clients become more environmentally aware, whilst offering them the opportunity to generate additional income from the standard cardboard recycling scheme.
The business holds FSC status, is Carbon Neutral and is the only honeycomb provider in the world to hold the BRCGS AA Global Food Safety Standard.