April 4, 2019. Groupe Casino placed an important order of 90 Daily chassis Hi-Matic Blue Power NP by Iveco during the SITL exhibition. The vehicles, which will be equipped with refrigerated boxes of double temperature, will be used in the region of France and will begin deliveries from 2020.
“We are proud to contribute to the development of greener logistics in collaboration with O’Logistique, part of the Groupe Casino. By choosing vehicles that run on bio-CNG, Iveco and Casino play an active role in reducing pollutant emissions in the Paris area, as well as in the carbon footprint of the road freight sector,” the General Director of Iveco France, Thierry Kilidjean, said.
The purchase of these vehicles is part of a large-scale project to allow direct deliveries to private clients. They will provide a transfer service from a Casino store, located in the south of Île-de-France. Committed to protecting the environment, Groupe Casino began to convert its heavy transport fleet to natural gas several years ago.
For the Groupe Casino Transport Project Director, Thomas Ors, Iveco was an obvious choice. “We were looking for a cabin with a chassis powered by natural gas that could be equipped with a refrigerated body. Iveco has a long experience in heavy and light commercial vehicles; it is also the only manufacturer that offers a full range of vehicles with alternative traction. In addition, they are the perfect answer to our operational limitations and offer the same comfort and robustness benefits as the daily diesel version.”
The units will optimize the order flow of Groupe Casino customers and facilitate urban distribution in a temperature controlled environment. Combined with the many advantages offered by natural gas engines, this technology guarantees a quieter and more environmentally friendly transport.