Steel – our preferred material
Generally, the lighter the van, the less fuel it uses and the lower its CO2 emissions. So, using the lightest possible material for racking might seem like common sense. But it’s not that simple.
Although aluminium racking might seem the better choice for racking, System Edström uses high-strength-steel, made in Sweden. This is because the overall environmental impact of aluminium production is greater than that of steel. It takes more energy to manufacture aluminium and importing it means more transport miles and higher emissions.
What’s more, the greater strength and durability of steel means it can carry more weight and lasts longer. This makes it the better material for end users looking for a high- quality product, while minimising their impact on the environment.
For more on why we choose steel for our products, download our brochure ‘Steel – our preferred material’.
The Green Report
These days, we all need to think more about sustainability. And at System Edström, we’re doing everything we can to reduce our environmental footprint.
Back in 2017, we started to look at our entire business, from our supply chain to the materials and processes we use. Since then, we’ve reduced the weight of our products by 65 tonnes per year, brought down our CO2 emissions and reduced our use of plastic. We’re not done yet, but we’re on the right track.
The Green Report shows what we’ve done so far and where we’re going. We hope it will help inspire others in our industry to think more about sustainability. Download the report to find out more.