Biltema Logistics is working to become more climate smart when it comes to transporting Biltema’s products. A few of the measures being implemented by Biltema Logistics include:
- Using cardboard pallets for long-distance transportation. This lightens the load and eliminates return transport with empty pallets since the pallets can be recycled, which reduces CO2 emissions.
- Rail transport is used wherever possible.
Biltema is investing in rail transport for environmental reasons. Rail transport to the stores in the northern parts of Sweden commenced after the first warehouse was built in Halmstad 2007. The rail transport was expanded and trialled in Norway in 2017. Initially, five stores received goods via rail with a few departures per week. Owing to the success of the trial, it has been progressively expanded. Half of the Biltema stores in Norway now receive their deliveries by rail. More than half of all goods to Norway will be transported by rail. This is equal to around 80 trucks every week. The reduction in carbon dioxide is estimated at almost 90 percent, or 5,100 tonnes annually. There are plans to introduce additional rail transports across Norway.
Birgma is responsible for the global transports. We choose carriers that can meet the requirements we have to be able to continue with our growth and development. A partner who understands our business and can keep up with supply and demand. We place great emphasis on digital solutions and optimize the volume of goods during transport - which in turn reduces the environmental impact by being climate and resource efficient.