How near-shoring is helping companies reduce their carbon footprint

Machinery manufacturers in the crushing and screening, transport and agricultural machinery sectors are under increased pressure to reduce their carbon emissions from transport and other sources. As a result, they are near-shoring their supply chain as it becomes less viable, financially and environmentally, to transport components and assemblies from the other side of the world.

As a strategic supplier to these industries, we have responded to this growing trend in different ways: by investing in new machinery to increase our production capacity and turnaround times; by investing in training our staff to be the best in the business; and by offering a turnkey solution from design for manufacture through to high integrity fabrications.

Many macroeconomic trends and world events have prompted manufacturers to localise their supply chains. Increases in transport costs, shipping costs, carbon taxes and availability of raw materials are all have a negative effect on company profitability. In light of climate change, an increased focus on ESG is also affecting company operations as poor environmental performance reflects badly on companies’ brand and reputation as well as their finances. In this instance, it makes good business sense to be aligned with other responsible brands and to be working with local suppliers to minimise transport costs and carbon emissions.

Contact us if you are looking for new supply chain partners closer to home and find out more about how we can help.

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