A new level of sustainable logistics solutions

A new level of sustainable logistics solutions

By collaborating on sustainable transport- and logistics solutions, Scania and HAVI are actively addressing global climate goals. Using Scania´s New Generation trucks and solutions in transport operations to and from McDonald’s restaurants in several European countries, the carbon footprint will be significantly reduced.

In the partnership HAVI will switch about 70 percent of its total truck fleet for those European countries that are in scope of the project to vehicles that run on alternative fuels, such as gas and hybrid models. In deliveries to customers such as McDonald’s restaurants, CO2 emissions will be continuously monitored in real time, bringing existing fleet connectivity to the next level.

This significant transformation of HAVI’s fleet is expected to lead to CO2 reductions of between 15 and 40 percent for every kilometre driven, depending on route, fuel and traffic conditions.

Innovation key for McDonald’s and HAVI

“Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy,” says Chris Yong, Global Logistics Director at McDonald’s.

In their comprehensive partnership Scania trucks running on alternative fuels help HAVI Logistics deliver to and from McDonald’s restaurants across Europe, such as the transport operations in Italy shown here.Jacopo Salvi

HAVI is a leading logistics provider of sustainable logistics and supply chain solutions for the food service industry.

Many of HAVI´s customers are located in urban areas. Year by year cities are coming up with more and more new restrictions on emissions and noise coming from the trucks delivering our goods.

To meet these challenges in European urban areas, the gas and hybrid trucks from Scania are designed to generate nearly zero air pollution. The trucks are also significantly more quiet, and along with the low-noise cooling equipment they will help improve conditions in city centres.

The Scania trucks in the Italian operations run on gas.Jacopo Salvi

“Leaders in business have a responsibility to drive change. In this partnership we are setting a new standard for urban deliveries. We are not only discussing plans, but actually implementing measures here and now to benefit the communities where we operate,” adds Haluk Ilkdemirci, President, Logistics, HAVI.

Broad partnerships

In Italy, Scania and HAVI have been collaborating on Euro 6 gas trucks for many years. New engines, driver training, and the continuous monitoring of deliveries in real time have together helped to reduce CO2 emissions  by around 50 percent between 2015 and 2017 in HAVI’s Italian operations.

In Italy, Scania and HAVI have been collaborating on Euro 6 gas trucks for many years. Nerio Zurli, Managing Director for HAVI in Italy, is a strong believer in broad partnerships. “Sustainability is a key element of our company culture,” he says.Jacopo Salvi

Nerio Zurli, Managing Director for HAVI in Italy, is a strong believer in broad partnerships.

“There’s no doubt that sustainability is a key element of our company culture. It’s very important for us to continuously reduce CO2 emissions and noise when we drive these big trucks into the city centres, with all their historical buildings and many people living and working there. The gas trucks from Scania provide a high competitive advantage for HAVI.”

Clean, fast and quiet

Every night the fleet of gas powered trucks from Scania leave HAVI’s logistics centres in Italy for early morning deliveries to restaurants in the city centres and piazzas of urban treasures like Verona, Milan, Rome, Ferrara and Florence. Local legislation in each city requires the deliveries to be clean, fast and quiet.

While delivering to the McDonald’s restaurants, special equipment on the trucks developed by Scania and HAVI is used to collect waste such as used cooking oil, plastic materials and cardboard for recycling, further reducing the CO2 impact.Jacopo Salvi

And while delivering to the restaurants, special equipment on the trucks developed by Scania and HAVI is used to collect waste such as used cooking oil, plastic materials and cardboard for recycling, which further reduces the CO2 impact. The recycling solution is also part of the bigger, European partnership.

Accelerating the shift

The partnership will initially focus on Europe, while similar approaches are also being explored for Asia.

“Undeniably, we see demand for sustainable transport solutions growing. This is an example of the kind of smart partnerships through which we can be more innovative and together accelerate the shift towards a sustainable transport system,” says Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania.