We’re incredibly proud to announce our recent partnership with GBA Technical Services, a Globally recognised automotive logistics provider who provide both 3PL and 4PL services. IDES have designed and supplied the Automotive Technical Centre 2 (ATC 2) with Solar PV – a huge 779.7kW project that will provide a wide range of benefits for the Groups operations.

This project, designed in conjunction with the leading Defleet and PDI operator, includes the installation of 1,700 solar PV panels being installed on the recently developed technical facility. The industry leading scheme will provide a reduction to the operating costs by over 85%. This coupled with GBA’s installation of 4 brand new electric ovens, to further reduce their Carbon footprint, will mean ATC 2 will be the ‘greenest’ defleet centre in the UK.

Furthermore, any excess solar energy from the system will be exported via a renewable energy exchange – meaning that ATC will be able to sell green energy back to private consumers, as well as mitigate the volatility in the energy market we are seeing today.

GBA’s investment into ATC 2 will provide much needed, quality, defleet capacity to the automotive market. The 54,000 sq. ft technical facility, sitting within 8 acres of tarmac, has undergone a full refurbishment with the installation of 4 Todd Engineering Electric ovens, IDES’ latest AUTOLUX lighting scheme (achieving 1000 lux at floor level), 16 lifts, remarketing imaging table as well as in-house diamond cut wheel facility provides clients with the very latest in automotive technology supported by GBA’s in-house technology platform.

IDES are very excited to showcase this pioneering system, having been instructed to design, procure and install the system. We’re already looking forward to seeing the project develop over the coming months, and the resulting short and long-term success for ATC 2.

Garth Edwards (Managing Director, IDES) comments…

“IDES are proud to strengthen our long-standing relationship with GBA Group, through our latest project. This new solar PV system is a testament to our expertise in designing and implementing bespoke solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. It will provide GBA with a reliable and cost-effective source of clean energy, reducing their reliance on traditional energy sources and helping them achieve their sustainability goals.

At IDES, we are committed to providing our clients with innovative and reliable renewable energy solutions, that help to reduce their carbon footprint and drive down energy costs. Our team remains committed to delivering exceptional service and sustainable energy solutions to businesses across the UK.”

Nick Walker (Commercial Director, GBA Group) comments…

“GBA are committed to providing class leading technical services to our clients be that technologically or through physical assets. We truly believe this state-of-the-art facility will provide much needed capacity to the industry and further showcases our commitment to Carbon reduction as demonstrated through our ISO 50001 accreditation (Energy Management Systems).

We are very excited about the evolution of ATC 2 and look forward to welcoming our existing and new clients to the site in the very near future.”

At IDES, we’re Solar PV specialists. Is your business looking to improve overall efficiency? Are you looking to decrease operating costs and futureproof your facilities? If so, IDES can help. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or click here for more information.