MILAN, 31 March 2008 - The Italian office of CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world and a top operator in Italy, will build two new warehouses that will run on photovoltaic panels to produce energy. The panels allow the sun's energy to be directly harnessed without the need for further emissions or fuel, therefore they don't pollute; they demand very little upkeep; last longer, and are recyclable. The two warehouses - with a combined space of 25,000 m2 and the option for expansion - will be located in San Pietro Mosezzo and Pognano and are expected to be ready early next year.
Four million Euros have been invested in building each warehouse, and 8,000 meters of solar panels are planned for each one, with the capacity to produce more than 1 megawatt of power. This power is double what the warehouse requires. Therefore, the additional energy will be transferred to the national grid, further contributing to the quality of the environment.
CEVA manages more than 120 logistics sites in Italy, with a combined space of around 2 million square meters. The investment is part of a corporate policy of a future of 'eco-friendly' choice. "CEVA confirms attention to excellence with this choice, not only in providing its customers with services, but also in producing electrical energy. We believe that operators like those involved in logistics and transport must be at the forefront in confronting environmental issues, which today is the number one threat for the future of our planet" commented Gianfranco Sgro, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of CEVA Logistics for South Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Through our committed choices, we hope to be an example for other companies, both within and beyond our sector. In these cases, having like-minded policies is the best way to help the world in which we live and so improve our quality of life."
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