BWG Foods Installs 800 Solar Panels At Dublin Distribution Centre

BWG Foods has installed around 800 solar modules in its national distribution center in Dublin.

The company added that it is one of the largest solar panel installations in Ireland.

The installation covers approximately 1,350 square meters of roof area and will generate 250 kW of energy, which is equivalent to the requirements of approximately 50 houses per year.

“Commitment to Sustainability”

Joanne Mellon, Logistics Director at BWG Foods, said: “Our commitment to sustainability is based on the desire that our customers and our communities always do the right thing.

“We are committed to reducing our ecological footprint, contributing to healthier eating and supporting local communities.”

BWG Foods is a partner of Spar Ireland and is working with the retailer to install solar power plants in several Eurospar supermarkets.

The company has already invested almost 1 million euros in solar systems, with an average store installation costing around 60,000 euros.

BWG Foods has also announced plans to invest around EUR 25 million in a four-year sustainability strategy to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its large-scale nationwide supply chain.

Other investments

The Spar partner is also planning to invest in a new Fronius battery charging system for its extensive mechanical handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet trucks and the fleet.

The system will reduce electrical power and thereby lower CO2 emissions by 170 tons per year.

In addition, 500,000 euros will be invested in a new fleet of mechanical handling devices with market-leading energy efficiency technology.

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