- 28 November 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Menzies Distribution’s Gnewt delivery company has delivered its 10 millionth zero emissions parcel, saving a total of 2.3 million kg of CO2 emissions.
Gnewt is also celebrating its 10th year of operation using electric delivery vans. The company’s fleet now has more than 120 electric vehicles, cut parcel CO2 emissions by 67% per unit, and secured delivery contracts with national and international carriers and e-retailers such as ASOS.
Gnewt also has one of the largest EV delivery fleets in parcels and logistics, and has grown its postcode capacity by 50%. Its owners Menzies Distribution is in the process of going to zero emissions delivery across its portfolio, with a planned 2000 trucks and vans by the end of next year.
Sam Clarke of Gnewt by Menzies Distribution stated: “Delivering ten million parcels over 3.5 million emission free miles is a significant milestone for Gnewt and for the environment. When we started the business ten years ago, EVs were regarded as a novelty and many people didn’t see them as a viable part of a mass logistics delivery network.
“Today that has changed beyond all recognition and the work that the team at Gnewt has undertaken has helped shape government and local authority policy and enabled leading retailers to embrace the electric vehicle revolution.
“We are also pleased to see major retail brands getting on board with the future of electric delivery as we gain more and more clients. We are also continuing to work with local authorities and government as we plan to extend into other cities across the UK.
“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved, and we look forward to the next ten years when we intend to continue to disrupt the industry, demonstrate measurable change and expand our London and national operations to bring this pioneering, best in class sustainable solution to more and more offices and homes around the UK.
Adam Smith, Commercial Director at Menzies Distribution commented: “Gnewt is a true innovator, a brand that has led the way in the development of fully electric parcel delivery services.
“We at Menzies Distribution are working to future-proof our UK network of 65 depots and 2000 vehicles.
“Gnewt operates in London, one of the most congested and busy delivery environments in Europe and has proved that even in this city, EVs can work as effectively and with considerable less environmental impact, than conventional diesel vehicles. It’s a great achievement and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone.”