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EMG increases sustainability credentials with OB truck update

The Volvo FH tractor units feature the latest safety and sustainable operation features, said the company

Outside broadcasting company EMG has added six Volvo FH (Forward High) tractor units to its fleet of golf-focused OB trucks.

The Volvo FH tractor units feature the latest safety and sustainable operation features, said the company. Their Turbo Compound Engines deliver a 7.5 per cent increase in fuel efficiency, and adhere to the Euro 6 standard for clean exhaust emissions.

The Turbo Compound Engines are expected to reduce EMG’s environmental footprint over the longer distances its OB trucks are required to travel. The Volvo FH trucks are also manufactured sustainably; leveraging fossil-free steel, which is made without creating CO2 emissions and by using fossil-free energy sources, said EMG.

EMG’s Simon Cook and UK CEO Peter Bates

As part of its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) programme, EMG said the acquisition of the units will enable it to cycle several older models out of its golf fleet. EMG has now upgraded 50 per cent of this fleet with cleaner and more sustainable trucks which travel long distances all over Europe for the golf coverage, added the company.

Simon Cook, head of fleet and support services, EMG UK, said: “The acquisition of these Volvo FH tractor units underlines EMG’s commitment as an organisation to cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable operations. We have a long-term plan to continually appraise and revamp our OB truck fleet, based on what strides are made in the market towards more sustainable vehicles. This is a continual evolution, that will ensure that our fleet has much less of an impact on the environment when delivering major sporting events, such as golf.”

Mary-Claire Gill, VP and head of production for European Tour Productions, IMG added: “Sustainability is an important issue to us, so we are delighted to be working with a company like EMG, which demonstrates a progressive attitude towards solving the challenges involved, but also takes positive action to make a change. We look forward to working with EMG on major golfing events in Europe over the course of this year.”