International logistics firm Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) moves over 139 million products around the world each year for leading retailers and brands. This includes goods of all shapes and sizes, from the latest fashion to health and beauty products and homewares.
The firm has experienced rapid growth during the past 12 months, with rising demand leading to expansion of its UK network. In June 2021, ASCG opened a new 346,000 square foot warehouse and fulfilment centre in Sheffield, creating 400 new jobs, and plans to open another new UK site this year.
In addition to expanding its warehousing and fulfilment capabilities to satisfy growing demand, ASCG has also doubled the size of its fleet of HGVs. 35 new Renault T Evolution trucks were added to the firms existing vehicle fleet, with this new model selected by ASCG after an extensive review of different trucks.
ASCG’s Group Head of Fleet & Compliance, Trevor Fallas, explains: “There’s a number of very good HGVs on the market and we wanted to ensure we chose exactly the right make and model for us as a business, our drivers and our customers. This involved comprehensive analysis of a wide range of different trucks, followed by shortlisting of three different options and the eventual on-the-road testing of a Renault T Evolution demo model.
“Our reviews and tests determined that the Renault truck most closely aligns with our company’s values and expansion strategy. It ticks the boxes when it comes to people, innovation and excellence. Feedback from our drivers showed how it met their needs for comfort and safety, whilst the vehicle’s low emission, eco performance fits well with our efforts to improve sustainability.
“Reducing carbon emissions is an important part of our growth, especially as economies and customers strive for net zero. When we opened in Sheffield last year, sustainability was a key consideration. The site generates more than 20% of its energy from low and zero carbon technologies. It was important that the expansion of our HGV fleet complemented these improvements and supported both ASCG and our customers to make retail supply chains more sustainable.”