Leading commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) is expanding its UK business activities with the launch of its brand new Marshall Renewables Division, which the company says has been created to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions by promoting realistic and cost effective solutions to the issues and challenges that the UK transport industry faces with regards to the environment.
Announcing details of the new division, MFS managing director Mark Howell said, “As evidenced in the latest UN climate change report issued this week, global warming is dangerously close to spiraling out of control. Whilst the introduction of Marshall Renewables is not a one size fits all solution, it is a major opportunity for the transport sector to introduce new technology and innovations to reduce the emissions from high carbon fleets together with generating significant cost savings too.”
As part of the launch of Marshall Renewables, the division is headed up by MFS Strategy Director Michael Kane and his team of experts will initially focus on two main product areas, firstly covering the supply of Green D + HVO alternative fuel for use in all types of diesel powered engines including refrigeration equipment.
This initiative will be followed up by the launch of the MFS Titan hybrid system that combines power produced from lightweight high power solar panels, and a unique kinetic energy recovery system, to provide 100% free power to on-board refrigeration units and other vehicle and trailer applications. The Titan system can also be retrofitted to all makes of transport refrigeration units and as such overnight can turn any existing fleet into a low/no carbon fleet.
Mark continues, “MFS is in a unique industry position of being able to deliver a range of products and services in one place that focusses solely on emission reduction. The proven range of industry leading, fuel efficient Thermo King transport refrigeration equipment, our electrification equipment that includes solar power and solar kinetic energy, together with the HVO drop-in replacement for fossil fuel applications, is not found anywhere else in the industry. Balanced with our 50 years expertise in the temperature critical logistics market with an established infrastructure nationwide, this makes MFS an ideal provider of this innovative approach to running van, truck and trailer fleets on renewable energy.”
Further information about the new Marshall Renewables Division can be obtained by contacting the MFS Renewables team on [email protected] or by viewing the company’s dedicated Marshall Renewables page on
“The transport industry now needs to face the impact of massive changes with increased last mile dependency demanding unprecedented performance from the logistics sector. At the same time, environmentally the transport industry is also responsible for a massive 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is unsustainable going forward. MFS, like many companies, is responding to the need to introduce more sustainable solutions that will help operators meet the requirements of maximum uptime and JIT demand, through the introduction of the very best in renewable energy solutions for road transport,” concluded Mark Howell.