Scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, has taken delivery of the company’s first super-eco vehicle to ensure its deliveries to site have minimal environmental impact and comply with new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) requirements for central London.
The new ULEZ emissions standards come into force in April and Millcroft’s investment will ensure that the company continues to lead the sector in environmental compliance while managing operational costs by avoiding emissions charges for vehicle movements within the ULEZ area, which covers most of Greater London.
Billy Jones, Director of Millcroft explains: “Large vehicle movements are an integral part of what we do because we have to transport scaffolding equipment to site and the vast majority of our projects are on sites located within the ULEZ boundary.
“However, as a company, we have always tried to stay ahead of legislation on environmental issues. Most of our team travel to site using public transport and we consider environmental best practice across all areas of our business; from the certified renewable timber we use as scaffolding platforms to our paperless reporting systems. Our investment in the most advanced of low emissions vehicles is the latest example of this.”
The Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 (460BHP) vehicle represents an investment of £150,000 for Millcroft. The vehicle has a capacity of up to 44 tonnes, enabling the company to minimise the number of vehicle movements needed for each project.
Billy adds: “conserving the environment is everyone’s responsibility and this new vehicle combines the advantages of compliance with our company goals of delivering environmental best practice in everything we do.