Rugby business leading the way on eco-friendly transport technology gets the backing of MP Mark Pawsey

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has praised the innovative and environmentally friendly energy solutions provided by local business TRAILAR, who have developed a technology that uses roof mounted solar panels to cut fuel emissions on commercial vehicles.

The business, founded in 2015, has developed solar transport solutions which can be fitted to the roof of HGVs, vans, buses and refuse collection vehicles to harvest the energy of the sun as they are travelling. This enables them to use less fuel to power electrical devices, reducing their emissions and increasing their energy efficiency.

From a small beginning, the company now provides their solar solutions internationally with systems  installed in countries across the world including vehicles in Germany, the United States and India. The company also secured an exclusivity deal with ALBA Group for their refuse truck solution and their design is now the standard specification for the Royal Mail & DHL Supply Chain.

During his visit to TRAILAR’s Rugby office, Mark met with Aaron Thomas, Managing Director and Co-Founder of the business and discussed with him how the company was founded, their future plans for growth and the importance of creating an environmentally friendly logistics industry as we recover from coronavirus.

Speaking after he visited, Mark commented:

“Logistics is a crucial part of Rugby’s local economy and enabling this sector to reduce emissions will be a key part of our ambition for net-zero by 2050. I was therefore delighted to visit Aaron and the team at TRAILAR to find out how their cutting-edge technology is enabling the dead space on the rooves of HGVs and other large vehicles to be used to generate clean energy.”

Mark continued:

“As we have increasingly become aware of the need to decarbonise, it’s been important to look at ways in which we can use technology to deliver sustainable solutions. TRAILAR’s solar transport solutions  are a great example of utilising an existing technology in a new way and I am really pleased to see how successful their innovation has been, both here in the UK and internationally.”

Aaron Thomas, Managing Director & Co-Founder of TRAILAR added:

“I had the pleasure of welcoming Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby & Bulkington to our Rugby office this week. Top of the agenda was our contribution to UK businesses and those around the world in building back a green and resilient recovery. It was great to talk to Mark, as we continue to raise awareness and profile of TRAILAR with key political stakeholders and local authorities to accelerate our positive impact on the transport industry.”