Food packaging specialist PFF Group invests Clean Air Zone grant in new delivery wagon

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Food packaging specialist PFF Group has invested a £16,000 Clean Air Zone grant in a new delivery wagon as part of the company’s drive to reduce carbon emissions.

The grant was awarded as part of Bradford Council’s £6.4million Clean Air HGV Fund scheme to help HGV operators adapt to the UK District’s new Clean Air Zone.

The funding enabled companies to replace or upgrade their vehicles to reduce harmful emissions for around 400 heavy goods vehicles.

The PFF Group used their £16,000 grant as a down payment on a new 18t diesel DAF curtain wagon, replacing an older vehicle. The new wagon will be used to make deliveries from the PFF factory in Keighley to customers in the Bradford area.

Lee Wilkinson, group supply chain director at PFF, said: “We are committed to being as carbon efficient as possible in all of our operations. The new vehicle meets the Euro 6 emissions standard as it is a larger and more fuel efficient wagon, which means we can make fewer journeys and reduce our carbon footprint.

Earlier this year, PFF invested £200,000 in new transformer technology that reduces carbon emissions at its Keighley site.

The new voltage management technology will reduce PFF’s energy costs and increase site efficiency, resulting in a 5% reduction in the company’s carbon footprint.

The family-owned PFF Group is one of the UK’s largest independent food packaging manufacturers, supplying supermarkets, multinational food manufacturers, foodservice and fresh produce businesses across the country.

PFF employs over 250 people in total at its Keighley headquarters and Sedgefield site. The company is a member of Made in Britain, an initiative that champions manufacturing in the UK.

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