Coates launches green range
By Belinda Smart06 June 2022
Australian rental company Coates has launched the Coates Greener Choices range of products, following the launch of its sustainability strategy last year.
The range includes greener lighting solutions, including solar powered, hybrid and portable LED options.
Also included are electric and hybrid boom and scissor lifts and electric, lithium-ion battery-powered forklifts and warehousing equipment, as well as Stage V low diesel particulate emission engine forklifts and telehandlers.
Battery powered hand tools are also part of the Greener Choices range.
The company has also introduced the use of Blended Biodiesel, up to B7, for all Coates diesel engine-powered plant and equipment.
Murray Vitlich, CEO of Coates, said; “Coates Greener Choices range offers customers tangible opportunities to reduce emissions, improve efficiencies and commit to best practice environmental sustainability standards.”
With more than one million pieces of equipment, Coates is positioning itself as “the market leader in greener choice equipment hire and solutions.”
Vitlich said the company was also “committed to further developing our Greener Choice range of equipment and solutions”.
The company recognised that “the criteria for inclusion in this range will continue to evolve as the industry advances and new technologies emerge,” he added.
Last year Coates commited to net zero, including a Sustainability Strategy based on the Circular Economy concept of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems.
“Working with our supply chain, we continue to look to apply the principles of the circular economy to reduce waste and pollution in the procurement, design and operation of our equipment, keep products and materials in use, and ultimately, regenerate natural systems,” said Vitlich.
Working across three phases - ‘Design and manufacture’, ‘Use’ and ‘End of life’, Coates’ Circular Systems plans will guide the company in pursuing sustainability outcomes across its equipment portfolio at each stage of the equipment’s development and use.
The commitment includes working with its supply chain to reduce energy use and emissions optimise materials efficiency and reduce waste through improved design for disassembly and recycling.
Later this year, Coates will launch the Quadshore 150 propping system, which it describes as the world’s lightest propping system and more environmentally sustainable that conventional versions.
Developed in conjunction with researchers from Monash University, the system is made with high-grade steel, requiring less material used in its manufacture and less energy for its transportation.