Gebrüder Weiss deliver IKEA products emission-free

Gebrüder Weiss has reported that products such as the Billy bookcase or the Hemnes bed from the Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA have been reaching customers in the greater Vienna area in emission-free e-vehicles since October.

For the Home Delivery division, Gebrüder Weiss uses 15 new all-electric delivery vehicles from the manufacturer Quantron. Switching to zero-emission vehicles reduces CO2 emissions produced when delivering to end customers by around 150 tons per year.

In addition to carrying out deliveries with e-vans, Gebrüder Weiss also provides other services with its own staff directly in the IKEA warehouse. This includes, among others, the removal of goods, loading and scheduling of vehicles. Furniture and large appliances are delivered to the end customer by a two-man team, and unpacked and assembled on request.

In the greater Vienna area, Gebrüder Weiss delivers around 60,000 consignments per year with the new e-vehicles. The vehicles are charged with green electricity while being loaded at the central warehouse, meaning that the vans are immediately ready for use.

Head of Customer Fulfilment IKEA Austria Claes Lindgren commented: “The launch of our new electric fleet in Vienna means we are one step closer to our goal of becoming a global CO2-neutral customer delivery by 2025”.

Vienna is one of 30 major cities around the world where IKEA is switching to zero-emission vehicles for delivery.

Moving forward, IKEA customers in other Austrian federal states will also receive deliveries by e-van.

Source: Gebrüder Weiss