Russell Roof Tiles invests £1 million in electric forklifts

Russell Roof Tiles announces it has invested £1 million in state-of-the-art electric forklifts, showcasing its commitment to sustainability.

The 11 Linde “X Range” electric forklift trucks will be used across both of its two sites in Burton and Lochmaben, Scotland, this further aligns with the companies mission to minimise its carbon footprint.

Bruce Laidlaw Operations Director at Russell Roof Tiles with new Linde Material Handling Electric Forklift Trucks

Bruce Laidlaw, operations director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “The investment reflects our dedication to sustainability and embracing greener technology. The addition of our new electric forklifts will not only enhance our efficiencies but also help us reduce our environmental impact and saves on escalating energy costs.”

The forklifts come equipped with cutting-edge safety features, enhancing the wellbeing of its employees, and ensuring a safe working environment. They also provide extended operating times and rapid charging capabilities.

Account manager at Linde Material Handling, Chris Probert, said: “We are pleased to be part of Russell Roof Tiles’ pledge to become Net Zero by 2040. The introduction of our new electric trucks will play a big part in reaching this goal. We look forward to working together for many years to come.”

The company also recently announced an £18.5 million investment in its Burton site, a state-of-the-art curing chamber. The new facility accelerates the curing process through the controlled addition of heat and humidity, aligning with the company’s commitment to being sustainable.

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