Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Marshalls employs LPG fleet


Landscaping products manufacturer Marshalls has replaced its diesel and electric forklift trucks for a fleet of Calor liquefied petroleum gas vehicles, to make both environmental and cost savings.

Marshalls makes natural stone and concrete hard landscaping products, supplying the construction, home improvement and landscape markets. The company operates from its own quarries and manufacturing sites, as well as running 12 service centres and 14 offices throughout the UK.

At its West Lane site in Halifax, the company now has a fleet of 50 LPG-powered Linde trucks. Each is fitted with a fixed fuel tank with a 55 of 70 litre capacity, which both require fewer refuelling stops, helping to reduce downtime and increase productivity.

Marshalls has also “dramatically” reduced its electricity consumption as it no longer needs to charge electric batteries 24 hours a day.

In addition, the company has reported increased flexibility as it can now use the same trucks inside the production facility as it uses outside for loading and unloading.