Nestlé cereal manufacture goes green with e-truck

Nestlé Cereals manufacturer Cereal Partners UK has invested in its first electric truck as it aims to meet its goal of being net zero by 2050.

The new electric heavy goods vehicle will have a Volvo FM battery electric and will be used to transport the company’s brands Shredded Wheat and Shreddies to its distribution centre in Melksham.

Based in CPUK’s factory, the new vehicles will soon be expanded to the company’s full portfolio including brands such as Cheerios, Nesquik and GoFree Cereal.

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The investment comes amid wider sustainability commitments by Nestlé, including halving its emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

CPUK head of supply chain and procurement Patryk Zmaczyński said: “As we continue to evolve our operations to be more sustainable, the purchase of our first electric truck marks a notable landmark in our aim our commitment of being net zero by 2050.

“We have been early adopters of electric vehicles and continue to invest significantly in the technology. The investment in the vehicle and charging point will enable us to start to deliver our much-loved brands to our customers in a way that has a reduced impact on the environment.”

The news follows in the wake of Warburtons rolling out more electric trucks as it aimed to reduce its carbon impact by transitioning to a zero emissions fleet.



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