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Total Produce Invests in Environmentally Friendly LPG Autogas Fleet

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Total Produce Invests in Environmentally Friendly LPG Autogas Fleet

Total Produce Invests in Environmentally Friendly LPG Autogas Fleet
May 15
09:32 2017

In what is a first in Irish agri-business, Total Produce has partnered with Gallagher Brother Haulage to convert a fleet of eight 40ft. lorries from conventional diesel fuelled vehicles to BIO LPG Autogas. This conversion will yield immediate and dramatic dividends in environmental terms. When compared to a regular diesel fuelled lorry, each vehicle delivers:

  • A reduction in diesel consumption of up to 35%.
  • A reduction in noise pollution of up to 10%.
  • A reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions of up to 48%.
  • A reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of up to 45%

Des McCoy, Managing Director of Total Produce Ireland, comments: “As Ireland’s largest fresh produce provider, we in Total Produce are committed to minimising our impact on the environment. I know that this is a conviction that we share with our Grá group of local growers across the island, so it is particularly appropriate that the introduction of these vehicles coincides with the launch of the Grá range of local fruits & vegetables nationally.”

Grá Produce is a specially selected group of over 30 of Ireland’s most accomplished fresh produce growers. The objective is to bring together their experience, expertise, collective strengths and passion for growing, to produce a consistently superior range of fresh, Irish fruit & vegetables and market them under a single, instantly identifiably brand.

Mark Gallagher, who together with brother Terry manages Gallagher Bros. Haulage, says: “Efficient and innovative distribution has a central role to play in the fresh produce supply chain and we are very proud to lead the way in embracing this new technology and partnering Total Produce in this exciting venture.”

CAPTION:

Managing Director of Total Produce, Des McCoy (right) with Mark Gallagher of Gallagher Bros. Haulage in front of the first Grá branded LPG Autogas branded lorry.

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