Australian aluminium extruder Capral Aluminium made delivery of its first aluminium delivery via Fuso eCanter electric truck earlier this week.
The delivery, made by Goldstar Transport, consisted of aluminium extrusions for its customer Bull Motor Bodies.
“Sustainability is very much at the forefront at Bull Motor Bodies,” explained Bull Motor Bodies General Manager, Simon Rawnsley, to a trade publication.
“A part of the tendering process for large corporate fleets around Australia is that fact that we are working towards net zero as an organisation, so it is important to have things like this as part of our supply chain.”
The delivery is part of Capral’s larger push to reduce its carbon footprint. It recently debuted a new low-carbon locally produced aluminium product LocAL.
According to Capral Aluminium Industrial Solutions State Manager for Western Australia, Nigel Williamson, his firm is excited to jump straight into zero-emission deliveries.
“It is important for the environment. It is in-line with our Capral initiative to reduce emissions and it represents a positive step forward.”
Goldstar Transport Managing Director, Sean Carren, shared the overall enthusiasm for aiding customers in finding low-carbon aluminium solutions.
“Goldstar Transport is really excited to have the zero emission Fuso eCanter as part of the fleet and work with companies like Capral who really want to make a difference.”
“We are committed to lead when it comes to zero emission transport and are working towards introducing larger zero emission trucks with our partners at Daimler Trucks, who share our vision,” he concluded.
Capral Aluminium began operations in 1936 and is Australia’s premier aluminium extrusions company. The firm owns nine aluminium extrusion presses with a combined annual production total of 74 thousand metric tons. Capral offers a wide variety of products for the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors and employs over 900 individuals.