Natural gas –
the way forward
Vehicles powered by natural gas are already a regular feature on the streets in many places and are gaining in popularity, which is hardly surprising given that natural gas contributes significantly to protecting the environment. Thanks to a growing network of filling stations for natural gas vehicles and the related high security of supply, it is largely possible to travel in such vehicles without any restrictions.
At Geberit, green logistics refers to the company’s continuous quest for improvements that benefit the environment. In line with this approach, a truck powered by natural gas has been traveling regularly between Geberit’s production plant in Rapperswil-Jona (CH) and the logistics center in Pfullendorf (DE) since December 2013. The initial experience has proven highly convincing in every respect.
The natural gas truck is also an excellent choice in terms of cost-effectiveness. Although the initial outlay is higher, the fuel costs are 30% lower than with diesel or gasoline.
Geberit is in continuous discussion with all of its logistics partners with regard to gradually expanding the use of natural gas trucks. Finding intelligent solutions for transporting our products in a more eco-efficient manner demonstrates that we are on the right path.