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14/06/2018

40 years of success and plans for a zero-emissions world

Attended by staff, local MP Sir Edward Leigh, customers and industry experts, the event saw the company looking back on four decades of growth and announcing new plans to help bridge the gap between today’s environmental concerns and the proposed introduction of zero-emissions legislation in 2040. By using its diesel retrofit technology, operators of bus, coach and truck fleets can reduce harmful emissions now, improving air quality and helping prevent an estimated 50,000 annual premature deaths in the UK alone.
 
Founded in 1978, Eminox now employs over 300 staff at its Lincolnshire HQ and manufacturing sites. It has grown through continuous innovation and a focus on engineering excellence. It has seen its exhaust after-treatment systems fitted to heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment across the globe, and won bus and coach contracts in cities such as Paris, London, Barcelona and Hong Kong.
 
“Eminox’s success over the last 40 years demonstrates our ongoing innovation and strong partnerships and, above all, the dedication and skills of our workforce,” said Mark Runciman, managing director, Eminox. “Looking forward, governments around the world are committing themselves to a zero-emissions future. However, we need to act now on poor air quality, and that’s why we are seeing increasing global demand for our exhaust after-treatment systems as cities around the world improve their environments and protect their citizens’ health.”
 
Approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS), Eminox is currently working with Transport for London (TfL) to prepare the transport authority’s fleet for the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in 2019. Of the five suppliers, Eminox has provided the latest emissions reduction technology to 64% of the 1,100 of TfL’s buses already retrofitted – a feat achieved in less than 12 months.
 
“Eminox may have strong Lincolnshire roots, but it has grown to be a global success story that is leading its market, positively impacting the lives of millions through its advanced technology,” said Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough. “It has invested heavily in the area and its workforce, and I’m delighted to help celebrate its 40th anniversary and future plans.”
 
Attendees at the anniversary event heard from a range of speakers, including members of the Eminox management team and Will Milles, chairman of parent company Hexadex. They also toured the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities and took part in an industry debate on bridging the gap to the zero-emissions future.
 
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