Wren Kitchens switches to green delivery vehicles

Kitchen furniture retailer Wren Kitchens has announced its commitment to sustainable deliveries by switching 94% of its HGV fleet to 100% renewable diesel.

By September this year, over 200 of Wren Kitchens’ 18-tonne and 44-tonne home delivery trucks will be powered on environmentally friendly HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) derived from waste and residue oils. The move will deliver an immediate cut of up to 90% in CO2 emissions.

HVO is a renewable, low carbon, low emission and fossil-free sustainable alternative to diesel. Without any modifications, it can be used to power most new diesel trucks.

For three months Wren Kitchens has been successfully trialling the initiative and no performance issues have been reported. The trial took place at its Barton-upon-Humber depot in North Lincolnshire, where its yard vehicles were successfully powered by the green fuel.

“We’re committed to minimising our environmental impact whilst delivering customers’ kitchens and improving environmental performance throughout our operations,” said Lee Holmes, Wren Kitchens Transport and Logistics Director.

“The introduction of HVO is another exciting milestone in our long-term sustainability plan and it also plays a pivotal part in delivering against the government’s target for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

HVO fuelling stations will be implemented across Wren’s network of eight UK transport depots in Stansted, Bristol, Lanark, Howden, Barton-upon-Humber, Dudley, Rochester and Manchester.

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