Melkweg|Fritom chooses elektric with pilot for sustainable milk collection

19 April 2024

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DAF XD Electric for milk collection

Melkweg|Fritom, an innovative transport company and part of the Fritom Group, is proud to announce the purchase of an electric truck to transform the practice of milk collection. Through an innovative pilot with an electric truck, which will collect milk for Friesland Campina 24/7 and 365 days a year, an impressive saving of approximately 500,000 kg of CO2 will result. The electric truck, a DAF XD Electric, will be supplied by BSF Leeuwarden, supplier of DAF trucks and sustainable transport solutions. BSF Leeuwarden will also provide the support to make this pilot a success.

This progressive pilot marks an important milestone in Melkweg|Fritom's commitment to a sustainable future. As pioneers in sustainable transport, the Fritom Group has long been committed to contributing to a greener world.

This pilot highlights Melkweg|Fritom's commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation.
By using clean energy sources and efficient transportation methods, the company is going to have a positive impact on the environment while improving operational efficiency.

''We are excited to start this pilot,” commented to Ab Doorenbos, Managing Director of Melkweg|Fritom.“By using electric vehicles for milk collection, we will not only drastically reduce CO2 emissions, but also set a new standard for sustainability in the transport sector. The aim of the pilot is to explore the edges of the possibilities of electric transport within RMO transport.This allows Melkweg|Fritom, as well as our client Friesland Campina, to gain knowledge to determine the vision for the future.”
This pilot is an example of Melkweg|Fritom's ongoing commitment to finding innovative solutions that minimize environmental impact. Friesland Campina will support us on this path to a more sustainable future.


About Melkweg|Fritom

Melkweg|Fritom, part of the Fritom Group, started in the late 1960s as a small-scale, raw milk transport company. Anno now it has grown into a full milk collection service provider and with 550 tank containers active in intermodal and international tank transport.

As a family business, Melkweg|Fritom is committed to its colleagues and customers. The most innovative materials and automation complete our core values.


About the Fritom Group:

The Fritom Group offers the advantages of a large company in terms of continuity and knowledge combined with the personal and flexible approach of a small company. Our companies utilize area specialization. In this way we offer the customer a regional specialist and together a total solution.

The Fritom Group consists of six operating companies:

Oldenburger|Fritom, TGN|Fritom and Forvision|Fritom belong to Fritom Logistics & Expedition. Sanders|Fritom and Veenstra|Fritom are part of Fritom Distribution & Warehousing and Melkweg|Fritom falls under Fritom Liquid Logistics.

In the area of sustainability, all six operating companies work together under the slogan: “fueled to sustain.”