Syngenta Canada adds electric trucks to logistics transportation fleet

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • Syngenta is the first agricultural company in Canada to add electric trucks to its logistics transportation fleet
  • Electric trucks support sustainable delivery of crop protection and seed with zero CO2e emissions
  • First trucks will be on the road in southern Ontario in 2024

A fleet of Syngenta Canada electric trucks will roll through southern Ontario in 2024 delivering crop protection and seed products with zero CO2e emissions. Working in collaboration with supply chain partner Future Transfer, Syngenta Canada will debut three electric trucks – marking a sustainability win and an industry first.

“By adding electric trucks to our logistics transportation fleet, Syngenta Canada will reduce CO2e emissions by approximately 25,000 kg each year. This is equal to removing eight passenger vehicles from the road,” says Jose Nucci, Head, Production and Supply, Syngenta Canada. “As the first agricultural company in Canada to add electric trucks to its fleet, we’re literally driving change and enabling Syngenta Canada to serve customers in a more sustainable way.”

Electric truckElectric trucks significantly reduce CO2e emissions, and when compared to diesel, provide upwards of 90 per cent reduction. Delivering on the company’s commitment to sustainability, the distribution of crop protection and seed products using electric trucks will begin in 2024 with routes departing from Future Transfer’s Tillsonburg, Ontario sites.

“This is an exciting time for agriculture and for our organizations,” says Ron Thorner, National Logistics Manager, Future Transfer. His team not only provides Syngenta with distribution, warehousing, and production services, but is a strategic partner in delivering sustainability and innovations to benefit Canadian growers. “Partnering with Syngenta to serve customers with reduced emissions is a great step forward to achieving our shared sustainability goals,” he says.

While agriculture is a key contributor to greenhouse gases (GHGs), it is also fortunately well-positioned to be part of the solution to GHGs. Through new approaches, practices and technologies, everyone throughout the food value chain can play a role in reducing emissions.

“We are continually innovating and expanding how we operate in agriculture from digital technology, to products, to supply,” says Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada. “We strive to adopt a sustainability mindset in everything we do and are driven by our vision to advance Canadian agriculture and offer solutions to our customers, but also as a business operating in Canada. Adding electric trucks to our fleet is just one of the ways we are demonstrating our vision as we work towards Syngenta Group’s global target of 38 per cent emissions reduction in our operations by 2030.”