The challenges of modern lifestyles, consumer habits and the growing demand for more flexible, quicker deliveries have forced all urban distribution agents to think up new ways of operating in towns and cities which are sustainable and damage the environment as little as possible.
In this sense, SEUR - in collaboration with LeasePlan - has made significant investment in Smart Urban Distribution, based on a strategic commitment through which the company hopes to improve urban life, offering more delivery options whilst also reducing the impact of traffic.
LeasePlan introduced the operational leasing business in Spain over 30 years ago and, nowadays, over 103,000 of its vehicles can be found on the country’s roads.
Thanks to this agreement, the eco-friendly fleet of the leading express transport company will be bolstered with 100 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles, which will be used to make super-express deliveries in Madrid and Barcelona, resulting in more sustainable distribution.
“With the boom of e-commerce, not only have we begun to transport large orders from A to B and deliver small packages to thousands of homes each day, we have also successfully anticipated one of the main demands of online shoppers: I’ve just bought it and I want it right now. Bringing these two elements together leads us, on the one hand, to develop innovative solutions focused on the recipient and invest in technology and new installations and, on the other, to adapt our vehicle fleet, which is increasingly present in cities”, explains Marc Bayo, director of SEUR Now.