AESSEAL is to invest £250,000 to introduce electric vehicles and charging points at its Rotherham headquarters and its Bradford site, after achieving net zero carbon emissions across its UK operations in 2020.

In the first stage of the global mechanical seal manufacturer’s campaign to adopt a greener transport infrastructure, it will also be adding an electric van and pool cars to its fleet this year.

Managing Director Chris Rea said: “The only reason to do this is non-financial. We feel strongly that somebody has to lead the way in being an early adopter of electric vehicles, despite the lack of financial incentive to do so.

“For AESSEAL, electrification of our UK vehicle fleet is an act of faith. We see it as a laboratory for the future, which will enable industry leaders to evaluate what makes sense for both businesses and the environment.”