Thai Supermarket and DHL Employ Electric Trucks to Reduce Carbon Emissions

In a joint effort to drive a greener supply chain, Big C Supercenter, the leading grocery retailer in Thailand, and DHL Supply Chain Thailand, have announced the deployment of electric trucks for product distribution, from the Big C Wangnoi Distribution Center to Big C branches in Bangkok.

The introduction of electric trucks represents another significant step forward in their collaborative effort to build a sustainable supply chain. The trucks are powered by 100 percent electricity.

In the near future, other types of electric trucks are being considered for the fleet to transport Big C products to stores in various locations.

Steve Walker, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Thailand Cluster, stated, “We are very pleased to join Big C on this journey as we have shared values and vision for protecting the planet and improving people’s lives. DHL Supply Chain aspires to be a leader and is committed to being a responsible logistics partner in creating a sustainable future in the region.”

“We have been supporting Big C for the past 20 years and currently deliver their products to over 1,800 stores nationwide. We hope to help them advance their supply chain operations by providing clean, green, and safe solutions to achieve environmental sustainability goals.”

The electric trucks will be managed by the DHL Connected Control Tower, which utilises advanced technologies such as the Paragon Route Optimization System, Transport Management System, Telematics, and the MySupplyChain digital platform to maximize transport efficiency.

Scott Gerrie, Transport Vice President of DHL Supply Chain Thailand Cluster, added, “Our transport team is constantly looking for innovative ways to help customers lower carbon emissions. Apart from the current EV trucks, we are also looking to install Trailar solar mats on the EV fleet and use fuel additives for internal combustion engine trucks to reduce carbon emissions. We hope to provide greater impact in the future by increasing fleet innovation and utilization within our own fleet and those of our sub-contractors.”

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