GEODIS is investing in a "green" fleet for urban delivery in France. The aim is to reduce pollution and noise disturbance. On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Stéphane Cassagne, GEODIS Executive Vice President of Distribution & Express Line of Business, and Emilio Portillo, Managing Director of IVECO France, signed an agreement that includes an order for 200 CNG vehicles that will be fueled with biogas. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2021.
"This investment marks another new step for GEODIS in reducing the impact of its activities on the environment and combating climate change. In particular, by greening road transport in the last mile we will contribute to decarbonizing the sector. Urban logistics is at the heart of our actions." says Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS.
GEODIS' goal is to achieve 100% carbon-free transport to the city centers of France's 35 largest cities (with populations of more than 150,000 inhabitants) within three years. The proactive strategy initiated several years ago has reached a new level with the signing of this order with IVECO, the leader in alternative energies, with nearly 60% of the French market.
GEODIS chose 107 IVECO Daily and 93 Eurocargo vehicles powered by BioGNV, a fuel that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 95% while offering the same performance as a diesel vehicle. Compared to a Euro VI-E diesel vehicle, fine particle emissions are reduced by 95% and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions by 90%. These vehicles fall into the Crit'Air 1 category. Certified by Pieck Quiet Truck 71 dB, they are able to make silent deliveries by day and night.
"The increased use of new energies is a lever for action to reduce the emissions linked to our distribution activities. This order for 200 vehicles is a major step that marks our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. It positions us as a major player in clean delivery in France, an ambition that brings yet more benefits to our customers." said Stéphane Cassagne, Executive Vice President of GEODIS' Distribution & Express line of business.
"We welcome GEODIS' commitment and the trust placed in our brand. IVECO believed very early on in the natural gas solution, for which demand is growing steadily in France and in Europe. With this solution, which meets the triple objective of protecting our health, the climate and the quality of life in the city, our vehicles have become the benchmark for transporters who are already committed to the ecological transition." said Emilio Portillo, Managing Director of IVECO France.
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GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS' growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company's truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2020, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated EUR8.4 billion in sales.
IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand's wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3.3 - 7.2 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 - 19 tons and, in the heavy segment above 16 tons, the IVECO WAY range with the on-road IVECO S-WAY, the off-road IVECO T-WAY and the IVECO X-WAY for light off-road missions. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.
For further information about IVECO: www.iveco.com
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