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bpost green distribution centre
In 2018, bpost opened Belgium’s most eco-friendly distribution centre in Mons, allowing the post to significantly cut electricity and gas consumption.
The optimally insulated building is equipped with solar panels and smart energy consumption systems for lighting, heating and air conditioning. Distribution of letters and parcels in the city of Mons will be done by electric vehicles, such as e-bikes, e-trikes and e-vans. The company has broadened its electric fleet with the Colibus, a first for the Belgian parcel market.
Colibus is a full-electric vehicle, specially designed for the parcel market to replace average-sized diesel vans in urban areas and is able to carry more than 100 parcels. The opening of the greenest distribution centre in Mons is the perfect example of bpost’s ambition for the years to come: remain more than ever a green and sustainable postal operator.
This initiative enables bpost to achieve significantly better energy transition performances at the Mons distribution centre. It results in electricity consumption cut by 18% and gas consumption by 55% compared with the average consumption at the other distribution centres. It supports the company’s goal to retain the title of “the world’s greenest postal operator”.