Kent-based logistics provider Salvatori Group has invested what appears to be “six figures” to install solar panels at two of its sites.

Its Aylesham and Sittingbourne facilities will be fitted with new solar panels to “reduce its environmental impact and generate renewable electricity”.

Chief Executive Daniel Salvatori said: “The transport industry has a major impact on the environment and we aim to be at the forefront of our sector by reducing our carbon footprint.”

He continued, “We are committed to operating a sustainable logistics model and we are confident that the panels will pay for our investment in a short period of time.”

A photovoltaic system (PV) will be installed at both locations. Salvatori expects that together they will generate 295.8 MWh of electricity per year, which it says would reduce annual CO2 emissions by over 65 tons.

Salvatori is part of the Palletways distribution network. The Group’s UK Network Director, Warwick Trimble, added: “With companies increasingly focusing on reducing their operational carbon emissions to zero, Salvatori’s investment is to be welcomed. The solar PV system results in a significant reduction in energy from the national grid without compromising on service or supply.”