Allumette Group, the parent company of Vertik-Al and Ikon Aluminium Systems, has invested around £1million upgrading its delivery fleet to low emission large goods vehicles (LGV) and replacing its company cars with electric or hybrid models.

The group has installed EV charge points at its premises on Yardley Brook Industrial Park in Birmingham, ensuring that both employees and visitors have access to the infrastructure required to run and maintain an electric vehicle.

Group managing director Angus Mackie, said: “We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our businesses. This means exploring every opportunity for a greener and cleaner alternative. 

“We are extremely pleased at how receptive our employees have been to the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. This is an investment which makes sense on many levels – environmental, financial and for the long-term well-being of our staff.”

The vehicle upgrades follow an extensive overhaul of the company’s lighting system last year, when the installation of 900 new lights reduced its energy consumption by over 50% on traditional lighting and cut carbon emissions by almost 420kg.

The LGV fleet has been delivered in the new group livery, pictured.