In Verona, from 16 to 19 March, the Arcese Group will be present at the event promoted by ALIS to share its current projects and commitment in the social, economic and environmental areas
The Arcese Group will be present at the first edition of LETExpo - Logistics Eco Transport, the new trade fair on logistics, transport and sustainable intermodality that will take place from 16 to 19 March 2022 at the Veronafiere exhibition centre. A trade fair is not a sector fair but a 'system' fair, where the common denominator will be sustainability.
The exhibition, promoted by ALIS (Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality), in collaboration with Veronafiere, is a benchmark event for the main Italian and international players in goods transport, logistics, maritime and railway intermodality, ports, smart mobility, e-commerce, digitalisation, training and all services connected with transport and logistics.
Thanks to its innovative format, the event aims to promote the increasingly sustainable development of intermodal transport and increasingly innovative growth of integrated logistics through an agenda full of institutional conferences and technical seminars.
Levers of growth, sustainability and innovation, shared by the Arcese Group: “We will be there together with other Group companies to share initiatives and projects, but above all to show we are committed to achieving our social, economic and environmental goals,” said Matteo Arcese, Executive Chairman of the Group. He continued: “We could not miss the first edition of LETExpo, an important opportunity for comparison, and a chance to give new impetus to the economy and the logistics system of our country. Arcese is one of the founding members of ALIS and since its establishment, we have wanted to be an active part of all the association's initiatives. I am proud of the exceptional growth we have achieved together and I am sure it will continue with new goals and results in the coming years”.
Guido Grimaldi, President of ALIS said “We are very proud to have promoted this important trade fair event, which aims to bring together all operators, public and private, of the national and international logistics chain, with the aim of presenting concrete solutions for the country system as well as proposals for an efficient and far-sighted economic policy. LETExpo will be the home of all those who believe in the enhancement of entrepreneurial excellence and in the need to make our sector and our country even more competitive on the global market, and we are therefore very pleased with the active participation of the Arcese Group, which is a great example of a company increasingly oriented in the direction of sustainability, modernisation and internationalisation of the sector”.
Arcese continues to pay attention to the management of its vehicle fleet: this is how Arcese invests in updating its fleet in terms of eco-sustainability
Arcese continues to focus on increasingly sustainable logistics and is continuing with the plan to upgrade its fleet with LNG and Bio LNG-powered vehicles, as demonstrated by its recent expansion with 25 new S-Way LNG vehicles.
The Group's decision to convert its fleet to alternative fuels responds to its long-standing objective of reducing our carbon print. This initiative is in line with European directives, which have set a target of reducing CO2 emissions from commercial vehicle traffic by 30% by 2030.
We are not just focused on sustainability, but: innovation, dematerialisation and digitalisation of processes are now key elements in the solutions offered by the Group in order to guarantee competitive as well as 'green' services. Added to this is security: Arcese is one of the first Italian operators to equip these new vehicles with the VRU - Vulnerable Road User - turning assistance system, thus anticipating a legislative requirement that will come into force in Europe in 2022. The radar on the vehicles identifies any obstacles in the intended area and sends an acoustic and visual signal to the driver, warning him/her promptly to avoid any impact.
"Since the first LNG vehicles were purchased, the importance of vehicle autonomy has been clear to us; along our main routes, the issue of product availability within our distribution network (both LNG and bio-LNG) is very much in the spotlight. However, these new vehicles have a greater capacity, about 15% more, and this helps us to use them more efficiently, even for long distances," comments Carlo La Corte - Technical Transport Manager at Arcese - who continues: "And it is precisely in order to improve the productivity of LNG vehicles that these new vehicles will be deployed on long-haul routes between Germany and Italy."
Today, 16% of the Arcese Group's own fleet is made up of vehicles powered by alternative fuels: one of the objectives set out in the 2020 Sustainability Report is to increase this share and to constantly update and maintain the vehicles.
"Our business model aims for excellence," says Simona Melai, the Group's Sustainability Manager, who continues: "We want to establish ourselves as a leading provider of environmentally-friendly logistics services worldwide. Through research and development, we are improving our practices and processes by developing innovative business models. We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental footprint, taking proactive measures against climate change and thereby offering our customers efficient and green logistics solutions. This is also made possible by the active and continuous collaboration and interaction with scientific communities, research institutes and think tanks that deal with ecology and actively cooperate in developing, sharing and implementing innovative technologies, ideologies and ways of thinking."
In recent months, Arcese UK has obtained the well-known ISO 9001 certification and the renewal of ISO 14001:2015
Arcese has always pursued a quality management system that complies with the most stringent international standards. The first step towards this major goal was taken in 1994, when the company obtained the Quality Management System certification for the first time in Italy. The first of many other acknowledgements and certifications obtained over the years.
Recently, Arcese branch in Tilbury - the Group’s subsidiary in the UK – has obtained two major acknowledgements: the ISO 9001:2015 and the renewal of the ISO 14001 certifications issued by the British Assessment Bureau.
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) whereas ISO 14001 certification defines criteria for an Environmental Management System (EMS). The Team in UK invested in the ISO certifications to innovate with confidence and deliver essential benefits for our clients and partners and to maintain our constant commitment to continuous improvement in the management of environmental issues and workers' health and safety.
“The certifications obtained are a major step forward for our company” said Steve Day, Operations Manager of Arcese, who continued: “Achieving this goal confirms our constant growth and professional development, without disregarding our major aim, which is meeting our clients’ requirements. The ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:215 certifications prove that we have an internationally acknowledged safety and quality management system. A major achievement that will take us towards new and more ambitions ones."
Arcese UK has over 16 years’ experience within the logistics and transport sector and has grown steadily from its formation in 2005. Since then, Arcese UK has been operating at the highest standards possible and with optimum efficiency showing full commitment and professionalism to customer and employees.
The British Assessment Bureau’s reputation was established in 1969 as a specialist in certification scheme management. In 1997, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry approved the use of the word ‘British’ in their title, in recognition of their pre-eminent status.
Today, they certify organisations to recognised standards, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 27001 (information security management) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management). They also design and manage bespoke assessment schemes. Such schemes are based on the establishment of standards, which can be developed to be recognised company-wide, industry-wide, nationally, or internationally.
An important recognition obtained for optimising performance through the use of regrooved and retreaded tyres
Arcese's sustainability strategy is gaining increasing recognition as it receives a certificate for sustainable tyre management from the French multinational Michelin, consolidated partner of the Group. Since 2015 Arcese and Michelin have begun to collaborate actively with the aim of optimizing the use and consumption of the fleet's tires. In fact, we share important business levers with the French multinational, such as attention to the environment.
During the "A Green Choice" event that took place online on February 10, Arcese obtained important recognition for optimising performance through the use of regrooved and retreaded tyres in 2021.
The Arcese fleet's tyres are maintained by Michelin, who provide a program that extends their life.
Through a regrooving and retreading system it is possible to extend the life of the tire by limiting the consumption of raw material. Furthermore, when properly regrooves, rolling resistance can be reduced, thus reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
According to internal assessments carried out by a dedicated technical team at Michelin, it has been estimated that Arcese will save up to 976.73 tonnes of CO2 and 361.80 tonnes of raw materials in 2021.
An acknowledgement that is part of the ever-wider project of sharing initiatives in the field of environmental sustainability with our suppliers and customers in order to raise awareness and disseminate best practices throughout the supply chain.
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Arcese’s logistics are becoming more sustainable thanks to the agreement signed with Vulcangas, the switch to Bio-LNG supplies and the new IVECO S-WAY
Arcese's investments in green logistics continue, this time with a focus on sustainable transport. The collaboration with Vulcangas has been extended with an agreement to integrate the supply of the fleet from LNG to Bio-LNG, a renewable gas with very high potential to reduce its environmental impact.
The agreement was officially signed on the occasion of the first official refuelling of Arcese's IVECO S-way LNG vehicles, which took place on 27th May at the Dalla Bernardina F.lli plant in Sommacampagna, (near Verona) Italy. The event was attended by Andrea Bosi, Key Account Manager for Vulcangas, Fabrizio Buffa, Alternative Propulsions Manager for IVECO’s Italian Market, as well as Emanuele Arcese, Simona Melai and Carlo La Corte, the latter being Arcese's FTL Road Freight Director, Sustainability Manager and Transport Technical Manager respectively.
This is an important new step towards the decarbonisation of the Group's road transport services, as the use of Bio-LNG allows the new IVECO S-WAY Low Tractor to travel with a single tankful of fuel for around 1350km with real zero impact on the environment.
"LNG vehicles have the advantage of zero particulate emissions and lower CO2 emissions compared to diesel engines, in a Tank-To-Wheel perspective. By using Bio-LNG, which Vulcangas uses from a traced and certified supply chain and which is 100% made in Italy, our aim is to be able to transport goods with minimal impact on the climate, reducing CO2 emissions on the Well-To-Wheel calculation perimeter to almost zero", says Simona Melai, Sustainability Manager at Arcese, who continues: "In this way, we intend to actively contribute to the achievement of the ambitious environmental protection goals to which Europe has already formally committed itself. The partnership with Vulcangas and Iveco underlines our mutual commitment to safeguarding the environment and reducing our, and, indirectly, our customers' carbon footprint".