12 May 2023
CP Foods Joins Forces with CP Foton in Pioneering Electric Truck Pilot for Sustainable Agriculture and Carbon Reduction
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. (CP Foods) and CP Foton, an innovator in the realm of commercial e-vehicle solutions, are introducing the Foton Aumark iBlue 85, an electric 6-wheel truck, as part of a pilot project designed to enhance transportation efficiency within CP poultry farms. The pilot will commence at the Subsanoon farm in Saraburi Province, reinforcing the organizations' commitment to environmental stewardship and their journey towards achieving their net-zero emissions goal. The innovative collaboration was jointly unveiled by Peerapong Krinchai, CP Foods' Head of Engineering, and Somkid Wannalukkhee, Head of Layer Business at CP Foods. The initiative, named "Electric Vehicle Trials for Sustainable Transportation," will leverage the capabilities of the all-electric Foton Aumark iBlue 85 6-wheel trucks for operations within CP's poultry farms. The aim is to supplant diesel-powered vehicles, leading to a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, as disclosed by Kritsana Settharangkul, Managing Director at CP FOTON SALES CO., LTD. According to Mr. Peerapong, CP Foods' unwavering dedication to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, both locally and globally, aligns with worldwide endeavors to mitigate climate change. The company aspires to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, demonstrating its commitment to slashing emissions throughout its production chain and championing the utilization of renewable energy. CP Foods currently holds a leading position among food industry corporations for its substantial use of renewable energy. In the spirit of this commitment, the recent alliance with CP Foton to trial electric vehicles for farm transportation marks a critical milestone. The all-electric trucks are anticipated to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and curb greenhouse gas emissions, embodying a sustainable and eco-friendly business model. Mr. Somkid emphasized that the poultry industry is committed to integrating innovation and technology to enhance efficiency and diminish emissions. The partnership between CP Foods and CP Foton is predicted to yield significant savings in fuel usage and maintenance costs through the application of EV electric trucks at the Subsanoon farm. The three-month pilot period (May-July 2023) will inform future vehicle adoption strategies. Plans to extend the use of EV electric trucks to other farms, including Wang Somboon Farm and Kanchanadit Farm 1, are currently being developed. Lastly, Kritsana expressed that CP Foton, as a front-runner in commercial vehicle manufacturing, is dedicated to meeting customer needs and nurturing trust. Their 6-wheel electric truck, the FOTON Aumark iBlue 85, aligns with CP Foods' eco-friendly business operations and CP Foton's commitment to carbon neutrality and zero greenhouse gas emissions (net-zero), in line with governmental policies. This partnership represents a significant step forward in steering both companies towards their shared sustainability goals.