27 November 2017

Y Pellets Gears Up for Busiest Period with Significant Investment...

Y Pellets is becoming a driving force within the UK's biomass fuel market by gearing up for its busiest time of year with a significant investment in new, specially-equipped delivery vehicles.

At a time when many suppliers subcontract deliveries on vehicles which don't meet EN Plus trading standards, Y Pellets is establishing a market-leading company by making a major investment in new, six and eight wheel delivery trucks featuring state-of-the-art electronic weighing systems and on-board technology that instantly transmits data of each delivery to the company's head office then onto the customer.

The company expects to deliver thousands of tonnes of sustainably-sourced, bulk-blown, EN Plus A1 wood pellets to private homeowners and businesses including local authorities, hotel venues, care homes, manufacturers and schools, especially across Yorkshire, the Midlands, the North East and North West, over the forthcoming months.

...and, this latest investment will see Y Pellets further extend its distribution capability to southern areas of England and north of the border into Scotland, and strengthen its position as a rapidly-emerging, key player within the UK's wood pellet market.

Managing Director, Neil Holland explained, "We are entering into the company's busiest time and our delivery vehicles will be on the road constantly to supply customers up and down the country with biomass fuel. In terms of the industry, we are establishing a leading wood pellets company that is in a very good position to expand its operations and become one of the best within the sector.

"Our delivery lorries are 100% our own, not subcontracted, and this makes a huge difference to the quality of the pellets and customer service received by the end consumer. By making continuous investment, we can ensure the highest fuel quality possible and clients can reap the benefits in real terms meaning fuel cost savings of thousands of pounds.

"Experience has also shown that whilst few in the industry have invested in the correct machinery and vehicles, the vast majority have not and therefore many subcontract deliveries to third parties as a means of cutting costs. Procurement professionals in, for example, local authority that specify pellets as an energy resource for schools, hospitals and care homes, know they have a financial responsibility to ensure public money is spent correctly but unless all vehicles are legal for trade, there may be discrepancies in the amount ordered compared to the amount being delivered. 

"This inconsistency could be anything from 2-10% which could potentially mean thousands in financial terms when examining procurement and expenditure. You wouldn't go to a supermarket, pay for ten apples but be happy to come away with nine, and it is no different here. Investment in our own vehicles and the systems we have incorporated can eliminate any such shortfall and therefore have a direct impact on a client's bottom line."


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