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. The awards ceremony took place in the Crowne Plaza, Santry, Dublin and was well attended.
The award, which recognises the excellence of BWG’s logistics and transport department headquartered at their National Distribution Centre in Kilcarbery and possesses one of the largest and most sustainable delivery fleets in the country that extends to approximately 120 vehicles.
BWG recently added the first electric heavy good vehicle (“HGV”) in the 20-tonne category, to the fleet and expects the new electric addition to its expansive low carbon delivery fleet to deliver approximately 80 tonnes of C02 savings annually when compared with conventional diesel power 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.
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.”
BWG Foods nationwide operation is powered by a growing and sophisticated team of over 1,850 people, along with expanding to over 23,000 people employed across Ireland through BWG’s branded retail estate, in partnership with independent SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL retailers.