HOUSTON, Dec. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced yesterday at its Investor Day in New York, that the Company has placed a reservation for 50 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors.
“We are excited to begin the process of incorporating alternative-fuel trucks into our fleet,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief operating officer. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, we will also benefit from reduced fuel and maintenance costs and drive associate enthusiasm with the introduction of new and unique technology.”
Tesla’s Semi tractor will have up to 500 miles of range on a single charge, deliver a far better experience for drivers and significantly reduce the cost of cargo transport. Tesla will begin production in 2019.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.
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