Volvo Trucks has delivered 15 refrigerated electric trucks to Spanish logistics company Grupo Primafrio as part of a joint effort to transition the company’s regional operations to 100% electric. The Volvo FH Electric trucks will be used to collect fruits and vegetables in the Spanish Murcia region and transport them to Germany’s Edeka supermarkets.
José Esteban Conesa, President of Grupo Primafrio, highlighted that this was “a joint project that allows us to add value to the supply chain”
Edeka, a logistics partner of Grupo Primafrio, helped fund the acquisition of the electric trucks and was present at the handover ceremony. Grupo Primafrio claims to have one of the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings in the logistics and transportation sector.
“The cooperation of the government of Murcia to promote the acquisition of this type of vehicle and Primafrio’s trust in Volvo, together with the commitment of Edeka, have been key to making this electromobility project a reality,” states the joint announcement.
The company has also received funding from the regional government’s Next Generation fund for greening the transport sector.