Capral Aluminium recently made its first zero emission deliveries thanks to freight partner Goldstar Transport.
Perth-based Goldstar delivered Capral Aluminium products to local customer Bull Motor Bodies, which was excited to receive its first zero emission deliveries. The truck used was a Fuso eCanter, a battery electric vehicle that operates near-silently and produces zero local emissions.
Capral Aluminium is the largest manufacturer extruder and distributor of aluminium products in Australia and has just introduced a lower-carbon primary aluminium option available across its locally manufactured extruded aluminium products called LocAL.
Capral Aluminium industrial solutions state manager for Western Australia, Nigel Williamson, said the company was pleased to kick start zero emissions deliveries with the Bull Motor Bodies order.
“It is important for the environment. It is in-line with our Capral initiative to reduce emissions and it represents a positive step forward,” he said.
Goldstar Transport managing director, Sean Carren, is delighted to help customers along their emission reduction journeys.
“Goldstar Transport is really excited to have the zero emission Fuso eCanter as part of the fleet and work with companies like Capral who really want to make a difference,” he said.
“We are committed to lead when it comes to zero emission transport and are working towards introducing larger zero emission trucks with our partners at Daimler Trucks, who share our vision.”
The Fuso eCanter was the first electric truck in Australia with advanced active safety features that many of its rivals miss out on. It comes standard with Advanced Emergency Braking System with pedestrian detection and Lane Departure Warning System, features that are increasingly important for leading companies and government bodies with a firm focus on health and safety.
Fuso was the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to introduce an electric truck in Australia when the eCanter was launched locally in 2021. It has proven itself in the field, working for several leading fleets with backing from the vast Daimler Truck Australia dealership network.
Goldstar Transport, which employs 400 people and has a fleet of more than 150 trucks, welcomed the first eCanter to its fleet late last year and is preparing to add large electric trucks to its fleet in the near future.