Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of golf and general utility vehicles powered by alternative fuels, has won a prestigious industry award from EAST (Environment & Sustainable Transport) - sponsored by Lloyds TSB Autolease. Managing Director, Dr Stephen Chicken, received the Industry Market Leadership award at the gala dinner held at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

The Industry Market Leadership award was won jointly with Honda and Ransomes Jacobsen was also runner up in two further categories:
• the Industry Innovative Design category - for their LPG powered Parkway municipal triple mower - and
• the Distribution & Service Fleet Operator category - with their Cushman Diabline electric vehicle.

The Parkway LPG is the first commercial ride on mower powered by liquid petroleum gas to be specifically designed for the municipal sector. It was developed at Ransomes Jacobsen’s Ipswich manufacturing plant in conjunction with Ford.

The Cushman Diabline is an innovative electric load or people carrying vehicle - extremely quiet and with zero emissions at point of use. It is powered by easy to maintain 12v batteries, has a speed of 30 mph and is homologated for road use across Europe.

Dr Chicken commenting at the recent ceremony said - “This is a tremendous and remarkable accolade for the company and clearly demonstrates our commitment to Driving Environmental Performance - the business initiative that we have adopted over the past three years. The award emphasises that we are serious about our environmental product offering and, to have won it jointly with a motoring industry giant like Honda, is a fantastic achievement.

“Ransomes Jacobsen is truly committed to the environmental agenda. We are the only company in the turf care sector to be awarded ISO14001 - the international standard for environmental management. This demonstrates our environmental principles from manufacture right through to delivery of service, dovetailing with increasing client environmental objectives and obligations.

“As you would expect from a company that’s been around for almost three centuries, we continue to be innovators in the sectors in which we operate. Everyone in the business is committed to producing the right equipment to ensure that we meet our customers’ diverse needs - particularly in relation to environmental matters.”

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