Volvo Trucks, IKEA Industry and Raben Group have signed a zero-emissions heavy-duty truck transport agreement. IKEA will introduce an electric Volvo for internal transportation at its two plants in Zbąszynek in Poland.
To achieve strategic climate goals and reduce exhaust emissions for product transportation by up to -70% per shipment, electrification of heavy-duty vehicles is essential. Electrification of transportation is one solution to overcome the causes of climate change.
Currently IKEA Industry, Volvo Trucks and Raben Group, have jointly operated a zero emission Volvo FM Electric truck. The vehicles will be used to handle internal goods between the two IKEA Industry factories, 14 kilometers away in Zbąszynek and Babimost, western Poland.
“We are pleased to announce this collaboration which aims to accelerate our transition to a more sustainable road transport,” said IKEA Zbąszynek Industry Manager, Malgorzata Dobies-Turulska, in a statement.
According to Malgorzata, he is very pleased to be working with IKEA and Raben Group towards a more sustainable truck transportation. This project will provide valuable insights and is a good basis for wider collaboration in the future.
“For the Raben Group, this project is the first step in our own fleet decarbonization process towards a CO2 reduction plan that was recently scientifically approved by Science Based Targets (SBTi) experts,” said Managing Director at Raben Transport, Piotr Basiak.
It is also an important project for a full truck transport process. Raben was one of the first logistics companies in Europe to take on the ambitious challenge of running an electric truck with a 24-ton trailer.
As is well known, Volvo Trucks started production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the first truck brands in the world to do so. The company currently has six electric truck models in series production globally.