Southpac Trucks Environmental Statement
Southpac Trucks takes environmental care very seriously. Attention to the environment is a matter of course for all our business activities and applies to the trucks and parts we distribute and in how we service our customer's trucks and operate our dealership. We are aware that we must ensure that our processes and products have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Care for the environment is also evident in the trucks that we import; Southpac took an industry leading position in 2007 to launch Euro 4 compliant trucks, two years ahead of legislative requirements effective January 2009. Not because we had to but because we had a choice and a difficult one at that. Making the hard decision to launch Euro 4 was challenging and also rewarding in that one can take pride in doing what is right rather than what is easy.
Euro 4 engines require SCR technology and the support structure of AdBlue now widely available in New Zealand. SCR technology has been identified by the majority of truck and engine manufacturers as the solution in producing emission levels so low that they become almost impossible to measure.
DAF First in Low Emission Race
In 2008, DAF Trucks was the world's first truck manufacturer to offer Enhanced Environmentally friendly vehicles (EEV) in its entire product range. These EEV trucks feature particulate emissions 50 per cent lower than the stringent Euro 5 emissions standards scheduled for introduction in Europe in 2009 and New Zealand from January 2011.
Selective Catalytic Reduction
In the SCR system, a mixture of urea and water known as AdBlue is sprayed into the exhaust gases. The AdBlue and exhaust gas mixture then pass through a catalytic converter where the nitrogen oxides are converted into harmless nitrogen gas and water vapour.