CJ Lang and Son Limited, the wholesale distributor for SPAR Scotland have recently replaced their existing battery charging infrastructure that was inefficient. This is aligned to the recent replacement of their manual handling equipment fleet.
As a company, CJ Lang already has an established sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. However, they needed a battery charging solution that would fit these programmes in terms of reducing their carbon footprint and the impact on the environment as well as reductions in energy usage and costs.
CJ Lang found a like-minded partner for this project in Fronius; the energy efficient and battery friendly Selectiva 4.0 battery charging systems extend the service life of batteries and reduce energy consumption – resulting in lower operating costs and more sustainable intralogistics. The temperature-controlled charging feature, which adapts the charging voltage to the temperature of the connected battery, is especially useful. Fronius also supported CJ Lang in the planning, analysis and project design stages and ensured that service and installation ran smoothly, including compliance with all relevant safety aspects.
Colin Chapman, Distribution Director at CJ Lang and Son Limited said: “I like how Fronius’ charging concept aligned to our MHE replacement strategy and CSR programme. The energy efficiency and emissions reductions benefits were the main reasons for choosing the product alongside the quality of manufacturing and design. Our experience of dealing with Fronius has been very good. I would recommend them and so far we are very pleased with the support and the product.”
Having installed 37 Selectiva 4.0 battery chargers, CJ Lang expect to reduce their CO2 emissions by 265,000kg and reduce their energy costs and associated-battery top up costs by around £100,000 in the next 5 years.
CJ Lang & Son Limited is Scotland's largest independent retailing and distribution company. We have been based in Dundee since 1919, we provide award-winning service to almost 300 SPAR stores throughout the whole of Scotland.