In late June, transporter KLOG will deploy the first of several battery-electric vehicles from Scania to transport IKEA products from the IKEA Industry factory in Paços de Ferreira to the Porto Harbour in Leixões, and to the IKEA stores. The ground-breaking collaboration and electric transition are the result of discussions initiated by IKEA Supply Chain Operations and Scania Group in 2023. Similar electric transitions for the transportation of IKEA products are also taking place in southern France and Poland. 

More into details, IKEA Industry will implement a pick-and-drop solution, where the vehicle’s trailer is left at the depot and replaced with another loaded one, to maximise the vehicle’s uptime and to avoid empty trucks. Charging solutions will be provided at the harbour by the Portuguese Port Authority of Leixões (APDL) and are expected by IKEA at the IKEA Industry factory.

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“To be able to make a real shift towards transport decarbonisation, we need to collaborate across the value chain,” said Dariusz Mroczek, Category Area Transport Manager, IKEA Supply Chain Operations. “Today’s announcement is a great example of how we reduce carbon emissions and find scalable solutions together.”  

“At Scania, we have made it our purpose to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Although the technology for sustainable transport is ready, the deployment and scaling of it often requires that the relevant actors come together. This collaboration shows how it can be done in practice and I hope it inspires others to follow suit,” added Evalena Falck, Head of Strategic Account Management, Scania.  


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