The partnership between IKEA and DX has strengthened thanks to a £3m investment in IKEA’s electric vehicle (EV) fleet.
This new investment will be used to add 53 new electric vans to the fleet and is DX's second major round of funding in EVs for its IKEA contract.
The new electric vans will be operating from six DX/IKEA depots in Heathrow, Milton Keynes, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, and Willenhall.
IKEA and DX have worked together for over seven years, operating the UK’s largest two-man delivery service.
“As our largest provider of 2-person home delivery services in the UK, our partnership with DX is fundamental for IKEA in reaching our 100% zero-emission goals for home delivery,” said John Welsh, Fulfilment Sourcing Manager at IKEA UK & Ireland.
“This latest investment therefore brings a significant and very positive development in our journey together.”
This news follows the launch of an initial fleet of electric vans for IKEA in August 2022 at the cost of £750,000.
“We share IKEA’s goal to move to more environmentally-friendly business practices, including the use of electric vehicles for deliveries, and are delighted that, with this investment, we will further reduce carbon emissions while maintaining the highest possible service standards,” added Ian Bolton, Managing Director for DX Logistics / 2-Man.
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