Ardagh Group distribution center converts to energy efficient electric vehicles

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Indianapolis (May 19, 2022) – Ardagh Group and leading logistics provider, Buske Logistics, recently partnered with Shoppa’s Material Handling LTD to convert its current fleet of propane-powered vehicles to electric vehicles at its distribution center in Fairfield, California.

By converting a fleet of forklifts and other vehicles to fuel-efficient electric vehicles, the Fairfield Distribution Center will save approximately 30,000 gallons of liquid propane and avoid more than 60,000 tons of CO2 to enter the atmosphere each year.

“As the world’s leading supplier of infinitely recyclable sustainable glass packaging, Ardagh closely monitors our energy consumption and strives to reduce our environmental impact on our communities,” said Alex Winters, Chief Development Officer sustainability at Ardagh Glass Packaging. “This fleet electrification project at Fairfield is the result of dedicated Ardagh logistics professionals working together cross-functionally to ensure we minimize our impact on the environment, resulting in smoother operations. sustainable and more efficient.

Improving energy efficiency is essential to protecting our environment, and using California’s increasingly renewable and cleaner electricity is a key part of Ardagh’s strategic goal to reduce carbon emissions.

“Working with Ardagh Group has been a pleasure as Shoppa strives to have a positive impact on the environment from the workplace,” said Scott DeArmond, National Account Manager, Shoppa’s Material Handling. “With the help of Toyota Material Handling and our engine team, Viking Power, we are able to make these conversions a success.”

Earlier this year Ardagh’s distribution center in Fairfield received an ENERGY STAR certification® building certification for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

These exciting initiatives, like the electrification of vehicles at the Fairfield Distribution Center and the ENERGY STAR certification of buildings, are what drive Ardagh to continue to build a better and sustainable future, not only for our employees, but also for the local communities and the environments in which we operate. .

With over one million square feet, the Fairfield distribution center primarily serves the packaging distribution needs of Ardagh on the west coast to better serve the wine industry.

For more information on Ardagh’s sustainability journey or to read Ardagh’s 2021 sustainability report, visit our website.

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