TiAuto converts 16 stores to solar power

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  • Alex Taplin, CEO of TiAuto Investments is a fervent believer – “As a leader in the motor industry, we have an even greater responsibility to minimise our impact on the planet.”
  •  TiAuto, the holding company of South Africa’s favourite Automotive Fitment centre brands Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Tyres & More, Treads Unlimited and many more

Sixteen of the Group’s retail stores have completed Phase 1 to convert to solar power. Phase 2 is now well-underway, with the goal of having all stores running on solar energy within the next three years.

Initial results of the move to solar power are impressive. The Group has so far produced an annualised 498 MWh of clean energy, reduced CO² emissions by 295 tonnes, and saved an equivalent of 42,908 litres of oil.

Recycling has also been a keen focus of TiAuto and has yielded positive results. “We have recycled 40,000kg of lead, over 240,000 tyres, 150 tonnes of wastepaper and packaging, and have safely repaired over 2 million alloy wheels to date. We believe in the principles of the 3 R’s – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle said Taplin.

“Of course, contributing positively to the environment is not just the right thing to do, it’s just smart business. We are certainly not finished yet, so watch this space for more exciting announcements in due course”, Taplin concluded.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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