Kwik-Fit wins Legal & General MAD award

 Kwik-Fit Fleet national sales manager Martin Towers with the 2009 Supply Chain Make a Difference Award
Kwik-Fit Fleet national sales manager Martin Towers with the 2009 Supply Chain Make a Difference Award

Kwik-Fit Fleet is celebrating after winning Legal & General’s 2009 Supply Chain Make a Difference Award.

The Award recognises suppliers who have made a significant improvement to their impact on the environment.

Kwik-Fit Fleet, which has provided fast-fit services to the Legal & General fleet for more than a decade, won after increasing its environmental focus following the opening of its National Distribution Centre in Corby, Northamptonshire in 2008.

The £10m complex – the size of 10 football pitches – is a tyre distribution centre and the hub of a vehicle parts recycling and logistics operation designed to reduce vehicle mileage.

The centre is the hub of a reverse logistics operation, which delivers new product and takes back worn tyres, tyre casings and scrap catalytic converters. This “one for one exchange” saves an estimated 3m miles and 3k tones of carbon per year.

The centre shreds more than 6m tyres every year and the rubber is then used in artificial sports, equestrian and children’s playground surfaces; as a fuel in the cement industry; replacing aggregate as landfill engineering; and in the manufacturing of portable rail crossing and carpet underlay.

In addition to tyres, some 40,000+ tonnes of tyre casings are remoulded and others are also shredded or crumbed. The steel cord in casings is extracted and re-used in steel making.

Other material recycled includes 1.5m exhausts, thousands of batteries, almost 500k litres of waste oil and thousands of litres of anti-freeze.

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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