G&B Finch marks 50th with carbon emissions cut

Family-run haulage firm G&B Finch Ltd is reportedly reducing its CO2 emissions by 20 per cent thanks to the installation of the addvantage fuel and emission saving system to its entire fleet, following extensive trials.

The fleet operator specialises in large-scale earthmoving, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and recycling, and runs a fleet of 38 heavy-duty Iveco vehicles ranging from tractor units to tippers and mixers.

The addvantage system has been designed in the UK and is manufactured in Wales by FTSE 250 stalwart TT Electronics to OEM standards.

The system is designed to be easily retrofitted in around four hours, and is said to deliver a 13 per cent average fuel cost saving coupled with a 20 per cent reduction in CO2.

addvantage says it has invested more than £6 million developing its next-generation dual fuel system, which is manufactured in the UK. It substitutes up to 25 per cent of diesel with LPG which is both much cheaper (less than half the price of diesel) and much cleaner.

Lee Finch, grandson of founder Gerald Finch, commented: “There aren’t many transport businesses that are still successfully in business after 50 years, and part of our longevity is down to being innovative and early adopters of new technology such as the addvantage system.

“We are enjoying the benefits of the substantial cost savings delivered by our use of the addvantage system, and the planet benefits too from the large reduction in CO2 and other emissions – a true win-win.”

addvantage highlights the independent verification of both the emissions reduction and cost savings of its system by testing specialist Emissions Analytics, following exhaustive trials at the Millbrook Proving Ground test and validation centre in Bedfordshire.

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