DBC Foodservice has announced it is taking delivery of 64 new purpose-built DAF 55 multi-temperature vehicles throughout January and February. Ranging from 15 to 18 tons, the vehicles will carry Frigoblock refrigeration units and meet the latest Euro 5 regulations.
The new vehicles underline DBC’s continued commitment to reducing the environmental impact of operations, according to Nick O’Carroll, operations director at DBC Foodservice: “As part of our ongoing five-year vehicle replacement programme, the reduced environmental impact of these new vehicles was key to their selection.
“These Frigoblock units are electrically powered, they reduce the overall vehicle weight, fuel consumption, noise and CO2 emission by up to 50%, with other harmful emissions like Nox being reduced by up to 90%.”
DBC says the purchases are in line with its corporate social responsibility objectives which aim to reduce pollution, reduce packaging waste, reduce the waste sent to landfill, reduce the environmental impact of DBC’s operation and maximise the use of recycled packaging.
Minimalisation of food miles has also been targeted, focusing on local sourcing, back hauling from suppliers, and reviewing delivery schedules and routing and consolidation of deliveries with other suppliers.
l Following the announcement that Baugur has gone into administration, DBC managing director Chris Horn said: “Baugur does not own a majority shareholding in DBC Foodservice and has no impact on the strength of the business. The difficulties they are facing do not affect DBC’s trading or banking position. It is business as usual.”