The new additions, six new 'Euro 6' emission standard vehicles and two new flatbed wagons, will enable the delivery of about 1400 tonnes of materials per day in total across the North East and Yorkshire. Our investment to improve the capability and performance follows an investment of £630,000 in 2020.
Our entire wagon fleet is now the most environmentally friendly 'Euro 6' as we continue to take steps to seriously reduce our carbon footprint. We have also introduced electric forklifts into several of our branches.
We have held Bronze accreditation from the Fleet Operator Scheme (FORS) for several years, but out sights are now set on the next (Silver) level, which we are actively pursuing for 2021/22, with further investment in staff training and transport infrastructure.
It has been a positive start to the year for us as we previously announced we are set to see a substantial uplift in company turnover, which is expected to exceed £80 million, with further investments in the pipeline.