Electrifying equipment is a critical part of Sims Limited’s decarbonisation plan. Progressively eliminating fossil fuels from our operations is a necessary step in our sustainability journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050.
Sims Metal has partnered with Solmec to replace one of its onsite material handlers with a brand new 25tonne electric mobile material handler, in Barnsley, UK. Solmec is an Italian company that manufactures material handling machines on wheels or tracks and stationary loading machines; the company is known for its technology and high product and component standard.
The new electric machinery offers great performance with reduced cost, great battery life and zero emissions and fumes. The 25t Solmec Material Handler can operate for a minimum of eight hours with a recharge time of 10 hours.
The electric material handler joins our decarbonisation actions, across the entire company, aiming to reduce our carbon emissions while also improving our operations efficiency.
Sims Metal UK M.D Paul Wright and Sims Metal Group COO John Glyde commented:
“Our receipt of the Solmec 25t electric mobile unit is another significant step on our company’s journey towards net-zero. It will achieve value for money while reducing carbon as move to be carbon neutral by 2030. We would like to thank Steve Van Wyk, Andy Hunter, Simon Atkinson and our Global Category Manager Mobile Plant, Stuart Wilcox for achieving this great milestone.”