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ALDI SÜD tests alternative driving systems for its logistics branch

The ALDI SÜD Group is testing alternative drive technologies for its transport of goods. Both natural gas trucks and electric trucks will be tested by several regional divisions as they are used for the deliveries of ALDI SÜD products in 2018. For this logistics project ALDI SÜD is working together with vehicle manufacturer IVECO regarding natural gas propulsion and with FRAMO regarding electrical propulsion.

From the spring of 2018 onwards one truck, running on natural gas, will be on the road for the respective divisions of in Butzbach, Ebersberg, Aichtal and Langenfeld. The new technology will thus be tested in the vicinity of Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Dusseldorf. In the summer an electric truck will start its testing; it will be used in Mülheim an der Ruhr and its surrounding areas.

"With this test ALDI SÜD consistently pursues its climate protection policy and shows its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions in-house," says Andreas Kremer, Head of Logistics Management at ALDI SÜD. After all, climate protection plays a key role in ALDI SÜD’s sustainability programs, which are an integral part of its corporate responsibility principles (CR principles). Based on these principles, the Group has also been carbon neutral since the beginning of 2017. For many years now, it has relied on state-of-the-art technology and optimal route planning in branch logistics in order to permanently reduce the fuel consumption of its vehicles.

Source: Aldi Süd

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