Solucious, Colruyt Group's online food wholesaler, called on Gradius, a subsidiary of Equans, to equip five electric trucks with refrigeration systems. "With these trucks, the Colruyt Group is taking another step towards a carbon-free future," explains Kurt Heidbüchel of Gradius. "But it was also an important project for us. Ensuring a satisfactory range for such a vehicle is already a challenge, but if the battery also has to operate a cooling system, it becomes a real technical challenge.
“Sustainable enterprise” runs like a thread through all Colruyt Group's activities. The family business wants all goods transport - between distribution center, the suppliers and shops - to be zero-emission or therefore CO2-free by 2035. The recent investment in five electric trucks by Solucious, Colruyt Group's online food wholesaler, is part of that ambition. This is one of the first orders for all-electric refrigerated trucks on that scale in our country.