BWG Foods was presented with the Own-Account Transport Operator of the Year award at the annual Irish Logistics & Transport Awards, which recently took place at the Crowne Plaza Santry, in Dublin.
The very prestigious Irish Logistics & Transport Awards (ILTA) recognise the ‘ingenuity, resilience and flexibility exemplified by the companies and teams operating in this important industry in the face of huge challenges.’
According to BWG, the award recognises the excellence of its logistics and transport department, which is headquartered at its national distribution centre in Kilcarbery.
The Dublin-based distribution centre possesses one of the largest and most sustainable delivery fleets in the country, extending to approximately 120 vehicles.
Commenting, Joanne Mellon, logistics director, BWG Foods, said, “We are very proud to receive this award. At the heart of our success is a tremendously committed team of exceptional people who demonstrate an unrivalled passion for what they do.
“We take great pride in this award, as it goes to the very core of our business, and we are determined to continue building on our achievements in this regard.”
Electric Heavy Goods Vehicle
BWG recently added the first electric heavy goods vehicle (HGV) in the 20-tonne category to the fleet and expects the new electric addition to its expansive low-carbon fleet to deliver approximately 80 tonnes of CO2 savings annually, when compared to conventional diesel-powered trucks, with the average BWG delivery truck covering 100,000 kilometres per year.
This milestone development brings BWG’s low-carbon delivery fleet to 32 HGV vehicles, combining biogas, compressed natural gas and electric, reinforcing the group’s status as having Ireland’s most sustainable delivery fleet.
Read More: BWG Foods Adds Heavy Goods Vehicles To Its Sustainable Fleet
BWG Foods’ nationwide operation is powered by a growing and sophisticated team of over 1,850 people, along with over 23,000 people employed across Ireland through BWG’s branded retail estate, in partnership with independent Spar, Eurospar, Mace, Londis and XL retailers.
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