Birchall Foodservice to install hundreds of solar panels on warehouse

Birchall Foodservice has begun work on the installation of 388 clean energy solar panels on its main warehouse roof in Burnley, Lancashire.

The panels will help the wholesaler to save over 50 tonnes of carbon each year, reduce operating costs and control future energy bills. Birchall Foodservice intends to invest these energy savings in a new fleet of electric vehicles and the continued development of its people, the majority of whom are from the local area.

Operations director Nicola Watson said: “We are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint throughout the business, and the installation of these solar panels is the next step in our journey to becoming one of the greenest foodservice providers in the country.”

The panels are one of a number of sustainability initiatives that the Country Range Group member has introduced over the past four years, including the formation of its ‘Plastic Action’ group who have worked to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used within the business.

Tel: Birchall Foodservice (01282) 429446

Published Date: September 25, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News