A KEIGHLEY-based company has invested in new technology which is cutting its carbon footprint.

PFF Group says it is already seeing benefits from the transport management system, which enables the firm to plan its logistics more efficiently.

Using the web-based software, loads bound for similar locations can be consolidated – reducing vehicle journeys and in turn carbon emissions, as well as improving the service to customers.

The company is one of the UK’s largest independent food-packaging producers, supplying products to supermarkets and manufacturers across the country from its Royd Ings Avenue base and a site at Washington, Tyne and Wear.

During the pandemic it has also begun producing disposable aprons for frontline NHS staff and social care workers after winning a major contract from the Department for Health and Social Care.

Lee Wilkinson, PFF’s group supply chain manager, said the new transport management system – delivered by 3T Logistics and Technology Group – was bringing a number of benefits.

“We work with a pool of hauliers and the software enables us to select the best carriers for locations where we can do multiple-drop deliveries,” he said.

“By making sure we have filled the vehicles, we are reducing costs and the environmental impact as the amount of carbon per pallet delivered is reduced.

“The new system also tracks delivery lorries to ensure they arrive on time and manages proof of delivery. This means we are improving the service to customers, who are increasingly seeking suppliers with reduced carbon usage.”

PFF will use data drawn from the system to set targets and monitor its carbon emissions.

Rob Hutton, sales and marketing director at 3T Logistics and Technology Group, said: “We see the introduction of this system as a critical step in PFF’s digital transformation. Our solution will automate and optimise the group’s transport operations, giving it full control of transport management and bringing greater levels of transparency and visibility.

“The collaboration between 3T and PFF showcases two fast-growing British businesses with a global outlook that are using technology to drive efficiency and innovation. We look forward to working with PFF and providing the logistics solutions it needs to further accelerate growth.”