CJ Lang charges towards sustainability target

Colin Chapman

CJ Lang has further reduced its carbon footprint by upgrading its battery charging infrastructure to a more energy efficient solution.

The new hardware provided by Austrian company Fronius extends the service life of batteries and reduce energy consumption – resulting in lower operating costs and more sustainable in-warehouse logistics.

The SPAR Scotland wholesaler uses batteries to power the forklifts, picking trucks, pallet trucks and loading trucks that operate in its Dundee distribution centre.

The move aligns with CJ Lang’s established sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and follows the recent replacement of its mechanical handling equipment (MHE) fleet.

The company, which recently won a Scottish Green Apple Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice in 2021, now expects to reduce its CO2 emissions by 265,000 kg and reduce its energy costs and associated-battery top up costs by around £100,000 over the next five years.

Colin Chapman (pictured), Distribution Director at CJ Lang said: “I like how Fronius’ charging concept aligned to our MHE replacement strategy and CSR programme. The energy efficiency and emissions reductions benefits were the main reasons for choosing the product alongside the quality of manufacturing and design.”