Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s largest provider of equipment rental and support services, has invested £2 million (about $3.2 million) in the most energy-efficient lighting towers available in the world, the company said last week.
Under the deal with Italian manufacturer Towerlight, Speedy will have exclusive distribution rights for its new VB-9 model as well as an expanded stock of the popular and award-winning VT-1 Eco.
“Reducing carbon emissions and saving energy costs go hand-in-hand, so products like the VB-9 and VT-1 Eco are invaluable tools in our customers’ armories,” said Andy Connor, Speedy supply chain director. “Speedy’s long-term strategy is to continue investing and being first to market with products like these. By delivering innovative and sustainable solutions, which help solve the everyday challenges faced by our customer base, we’re helping them to make a significant contribution towards lowering carbon emissions.”
The VB-9 is powered by a 3KVA generator, which uses 72-percent less fuel to operate than an equivalent unit and emits much less carbon dioxide, achieving a rating of Euro-3. Tests have shown that 12 VT-1 Ecos can create operator time, fuel and carbon savings of more than £4,300 (U.S. $6,957) per month on an average site.
Following the investment with Towerlight, Speedy, based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, U.K., now has the U.K.’s largest stock of VT-1 Ecos.