AG Barr boosts supply chain sustainability 

AG Barr has entered a long-term partnership with forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich to introduce a 70 strong all-electric fleet this year to support its sustainability goals.

The company’s drive for sustainability and efficiency led to a move away from LPG powered trucks, upgrading to a fully electric fleet using a combination of Lithium-ion technology and conventional battery-powered vehicles.

The companies worked together to ensure there was sufficient charging power available and Jungheinrich supplied both trial and demonstration vehicles and electrical charging infrastructure across multiple AG Barr sites to the team become familiar with the electric fleet before its arrival.

Karl Donnan, Supply Chain Director at AG Barr, said: “Our partnership with Jungheinrich has enabled us to have a forklift fleet across all our warehouses which is safer, more efficient and contributes towards our environmental sustainability ambition to become a carbon net zero business.

“The Jungheinrich team worked with us to ensure we identified the solutions which best fit our needs, and their latest technology solutions give us step-change improvements in all aspects of performance.”

Neil Warren, Director Region One at Jungheinrich, added: “We are delighted that our Lithium-ion and battery technology transition will help AG Barr move toward a more sustainable operating model. This provides huge environmental and economic benefits including efficiency and productivity gains.”