Leading construction logistics specialist Wilson James has added the first 100% electric vehicle to its London fleet, operating out of the London Construction Consolidation Centre (LCCC).
Already a pioneer in consolidation services and technology and a champion of sustainability in the supply chain, this investment in clean equipment is the latest in several upgrades by Wilson James to its fleet, housed at the Silvertown location in east London.
In addition to the LCCC, Wilson James has pioneered electric vehicles on client sites, most notably at Heathrow Airport in the role of Heathrow Logistic Integrator. The entire fleet of escort vehicles managed by Wilson James at the airport is now electric. This and other investments in a more sustainable fleet have resulted in a Gold Standard certification in the voluntary FORS scheme, as well as multiple industry awards.
With 36 current clients, the LCCC is supporting building projects which are transforming the capital. Projects that have recently used the LCCC include the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the new Bloomberg Headquarters and the TV Centre in west London.
Tony Palombo, Managing Director Construction Logistics said: “All of our vehicles at the LCCC, which range across sizes and weight up to 26 tonnes, are rated to Euro 6 standards. These standards were only implemented in 2015; to have a fully ULEZ compliant fleet and now an electric vehicle as well as an electric charging station at our Consolidation Centre in just three years is an achievement and one of which we are proud.”