02
January
2019
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14:18
Europe/London

Polystar Plastics boosts green credentials with electric vehicle charging posts

Through our E.ON Drive application, providing the full electric vehicle infrastructure service for businesses, we were able to meet their needs in providing a more sustainable transport method in a way that didn’t disrupt their core business.
Shahid Rana, from the E.ON Drive team

A polythene manufacturer is backing up its drive to help customers reduce their environmental footprint by demonstrating its own credentials with the installation of electric vehicle charging posts at its production base and offices.

The charging posts now in use at Polystar Plastics in Southampton allow up to 12 vehicles to be charged at one time. The posts were installed by E.ON which will also maintain and operate them as well as providing the supply of power.

Polystar Plastics has grown significantly since its establishment in 1993, but it remains a family-owned business. It now meets the packaging needs of customers operating in every market sector, from refuse sacks to food grade flexible film packaging and pallet covers.

Suchin Talwar, Commercial Director at Polystar Plastics, said: “We’re still independently owned and proud to be operating in Southampton, with ambitious plans to grow. We’re already helping our customers meet their packaging and packaging waste obligations, working with them to reduce unnecessary waste and increase recycling and reuse.

“Developing more environmentally-friendly products is key to our business’ success, and we’re focussed on green packaging solutions and products that have a positive environmental impact. Alongside this, it made sense to consider our own long-term sustainability and installing charging posts has proved a popular decision with our customers and employees.”

Shahid Rana from the E.ON Drive team, added: “We were already supplying Polystar Plastics with their power needs and understood their ambition to become more sustainable. Through our E.ON Drive application, providing the full electric vehicle infrastructure service for businesses, we were able to meet their needs in providing a more sustainable transport method in a way that didn’t disrupt their core business.”

E.ON Drive provides businesses with an end-to-end solution for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical vehicle charging points, as well as providing the necessary power supply and managing its access to the driver, be that an employee or client.

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For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 07921 491159, Jane.Branscombe@eon-uk.com
Andrew Barrow, 07515 752759, Andrew.Barrow@eon-uk.com

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