Toyota Material Handling goods goes on liquefied biogas
In Sweden, Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden AB (TMHMS) has revealed that the transportation of its goods both regionally in the County of Östergötland and between the buildings in the factory area in Mjölby, is now handled by a truck that runs on liquefied biogas (LBG). Furthermore, the company says that the entire plant in Mjölby became a carbon dioxide (CO2) neutral production facility during summer of 2019.
Located in Mjölby, Sweden, Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden AB (TMHMS) is the largest manufacturing facility within Toyota Material Handling Europe for forklift trucks and allied warehousing and material handling equipment.
According to the company, achieving carbon-neutral production was the result of many efforts, which ended with liquefied biogas (LBG) replacing fossil propane used in Toyota’s paint plants. At the same time, a biogas gas station with LBG was opened at the factory area and collaboration with biogas producer Svensk Biogas i Linköping AB and Toyota was established.
Toyota Material Handling is rebuilding the factory to minimize transportation in the area. In addition to this investment, collaboration is now underway with logistics major DB Schenker, which is providing a truck that operates entirely on Toyota’s behalf and which runs on LBG.
The company has already invested in transport with biodiesel but now wants to move on with additional sustainable alternatives.
It feels good that we optimize transport and drive with more environmentally friendly fuel. It also feels good that we can in a credible way claim that we actually have less and less impact on the environment, said Dick Lindman Transport Manager at Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden AB in Mjölby.