22.05.2023 | Sustainability | Reading-time: 2 min
Galliker puts proprietary power grid into operation
Altishofen/Dagmersellen - The logistics firm Galliker has installed a proprietary power grid on company premises. The neighboring firm PanGas can also be supplied with the energy generated by the photovoltaic installation.
At its location in Altishofen in the canton of Lucerne, the logistics specialist Galliker has put its own medium voltage power grid into operation. According to a press release issued by the subsidiary Imbach Logistik, the electrical energy is fed entirely from the company’s own photovoltaic facilities, with the aim being to operate the Galliker truck fleet using this electricity. The neighboring company PanGas, an industrial gas producer, has also been integrated, meaning that it can be supplied with electricity from the new facility. With this, PanGas is seeking to produce green hydrogen, which could, in turn, be used for some of Galliker’s trucks.
Countless excavation works, the installation of additional transformer stations, modifications to main electricity distribution systems and a connection under the main north-south axis of the A2 motorway were required in order to realize the power grid project, the press release states. In addition to the electrical installations, further charging stations for e-trucks are to be put in place as well.
With this project, Galliker is seeking to take another step in the direction of its Green Logistics strategy. At the end of last year, the logistics specialist joined an environmental association including energy company Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG, the milk processor and dairy products company Emmi and PanGas.