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Capral Aluminium makes first zero emissions Fuso eCanter delivery

Aluminium extruder Capral Aluminium has included its LocAl products onboard new Fuso eCanter deliveries to an Australian operator

Aluminium extruder Capral Aluminium has officially made its first zero-emissions product deliveries courtesy of a partnership with freight company Goldstar Transport.

The Perth-based Goldstar delivered Capral Aluminium products to local customer Bull Motor Bodies onboard a new Fuso eCanter.

Fuso says the battery electric truck operates nearly silently and produces zero local emissions.

Capral Aluminium is a 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 LocAl products.

Bull Motor Bodies says it appreciates the opportunity to start receiving Capral Aluminium delivered by an electric truck.

“Sustainability is very much at the forefront at Bull Motor Bodies,” Bull Motor Bodies general manager Simon Rawnsley says.  

 

“A part of the tendering process for large corporate fleets around Australia is that fact that we are working towards net zero as an organisation, so it is important to have things like this as part of our supply chain.”

Capral Aluminium Industrial Solutions State Manager for Western Australia Nigel Williamson says 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 says.

Goldstar Transport Managing Director Sean Carren says he 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 says.

“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 (AEBS) with pedestrian detection and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), 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.  

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