Tiger Wheel & Tyre is driving the green initiative with the launch of the company’s first solar-powered store.
The Tiger Wheel & Tyre brand marks another milestone in its journey towards a healthier environment – and its drive for carbon neutrality.
The Company’s Fourways store is very proud to be the first of the Tiger Wheel & Tyre family to complete the move to solar power. This is just the first store to go solar, as the Company continues its mission to prioritise a carbon-neutral footprint, with all stores running on solar energy within the next three years. Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s other fitment centres are currently in various phases of this transition. The Company cemented its decision to use renewable energy for a number of reasons. The most important of these is the brand’s stated responsibility to ensure a healthier future for generations to come. Other important factors that informed this decision include soaring energy prices, and the uncertainty of loadshedding in South Africa.
Alex Taplin, TiAuto Investments CEO, is passionate about the project. “Society, and that includes us, our shareholders and financiers have a duty to take active steps towards using clean renewable energy sources to lessen our impact upon the environment. State-of-the-art technology that embraces sustainability is now readily available, so it would be highly remiss of us were we not to incorporate these technologies and obvious benefits into our everyday operations.” “The advantages of solar power are tangible and measurable. By way of example, if we take just the initial Fourways store pilot project, we’re looking at a reduction of over 28,000kg of reduced CO² emissions per annum. That’s the equivalent of 64 trees saved.” “And that’s just one store! Once we have fully executed stores in Phase 1 to solar power, representing 16 stores, we will be reducing emissions equivalent by over 560,000 kg of CO², as well as reducing our oil equivalent by 80,000 litres a year. That’s the same as saving 1,200 trees a year. We call on other businesses to move to sustainable energy, as we will all benefit in the end.”
According to Taplin, Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s solar solution is all the more impressive as it enables stores to continue full operation at normal capacity, without any reduction in our product or superior service offerings. What’s more, thanks to being increasingly self-sufficient from a power supply perspective, Company’s power system is now even more stable, and in a small way we can assist by reducing reliance on an already overburdened Eskom Grid. Taplin was very complimentary about Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s solar power service provider’s delivery – Easy Power. “A flawless job. They had the system fully operational within 14 days. Highly recommend them.”