Simarco Converts Forklift Fleet to Lpg Gas

Independent freight firm Simarco has replaced its fleet of forklift trucks at its main depot with eight Mitsubishi Grendia lpg trucks. The units are 15 per cent more fuel efficient than Simarco’s previous vehicles and began operating at its headquarters in Witham, Essex, following a successful six-week trial.

Simarco’s managing director Trevor Scott said: “Witham is getting busier almost month by month and we were looking for a number of forklifts that could – quite literally – support our growth, as well as limiting the ecological consequences that our work might have. The units we now have give us consistent technology but cover the range of different weight options that we need for the scale of goods that we handle both inside and outside the warehouse at Witham.

“The fact that our new machines are even more fuel efficient than those that we had run previously was certainly also a factor and, as our business continues, both at Witham and our facility at Barton Under Needwood in Staffordshire, means the potential for further such revisions to our forklift fleet there too.”

As well as using lp gas, the Grendia’s use three-way catalytic converters, which reduce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and have onboard diagnostic systems and PIN entry access

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