Without a doubt we work in an industry which is a benefit to people, their lives and the environment in which we live. Equipment for tending private gardens to developing public infrastructure is vital for the modern world.
The provision of complex modern machinery, together with providing the support and services needed to maintain “up-time” for that machinery requires considerable activity by those involved.
We, like others, are acutely aware that our activities require energy and resources. Over the years we have instigated various projects to alleviate our environmental impact, from implementing efficient recycling systems to the introduction of heating from renewable fuels.
I am very proud of a scheme we have on-site for the production of electricity from solar radiation. We started the project in 2010 and went live early in 2011. Our system of 45 freestanding monocrystalline photovoltaic panels (made in Wales) have the capacity to generate our own needs for electricity and feed excess back into the National Grid.
The system is constantly monitored and now the production data is analysed and available to us from anywhere in the world.
In 2021 we have made a decision to push hard towards more eco-friendly machinery. Our commitment towards battery operated domestic mowers continues, as we have stopped selling new internal combustion engine domestic walk behind mowers, in favour of their battery counterparts.
In 2021, we are also at the start of an exciting time by becoming a major centre for robotic mowing. These battery operated machines are now incredibly capable and very eco friendly, and we will be proving it to our customers by displaying them cutting an area of around 10 acres.