Speedy is set to become the first hire provider to launch a new line of high-performance battery powered lighting towers, the first of their type in the UK, which will help contractors reduce on-site emissions and make significant savings in fuel costs.
The UK's leading tool and equipment hire provider has invested in 300 MX Fuel Tower Lights, manufactured by Milwaukee, following successful trials with national customers including Balfour Beatty.
Construction businesses with heavy lighting requirements will save £37,000 annually* on fuel and repair costs and up to 62 tonnes of CO2e*, for every 20 standard diesel models they replace with the battery-powered tower lights.
The portable towers are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and provide a brightness of up to 27,000 lumens at a max height of 3.1 metres.
The equipment, which will be available for nationwide 4-hour delivery and collection from Speedy's 200 centres UK wide, can also be operated through the Milwaukee ONE-KEY mobile app, helping operators to easily adjust brightness while monitoring battery charge levels.
Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said: "The new MX Fuel range really is a game changer for the industry, introducing high-performance cordless equipment that will help our contractors make significant strides towards delivering zero emission sites.
"As a key intermediary in the sector, we recognise the significant role we play in creating a greener supply chain, and this investment forms part of our ambitious sustainability strategy to ensure ECO products account for 70% of our itemised equipment fleet by 2026."
The new MX Fuel range will add to the vast range of Speedy's ECO products under its sustainability brand 'Energise', aiming to minimise the industry's environmental impact in the communities it operates in.
Speedy is also planning to invest further in Milwaukee's wider MX Fuel range of battery powered industrial tools and hardware, which includes cut-off saws, demolition hammers and diamond core drills. While cutting emissions, the equipment also helps contractors to enhance safety through quieter operation and lower vibration levels, compared to standard diesel-powered models.
Dale McElveen – General Manager Milwaukee UK and Ireland, said "Contractors require equipment that supports them in meeting client carbon emission targets as the industry moves towards net zero, while ensuring they deliver their projects safely, on budget and on time.
"Our new range is designed to help businesses meet these priorities with a zero emission operation, low running costs and reduced vibration exposure.
"With its UK-wide network of service centres and delivery networks, Speedy is the first to bring this new line to market and we look forward to working with the business to deliver more sustainable products for its customers."