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07 June 2021

Last year, Boels and Krinkels initiated a so-called short-lease cooperation to speed up the transition to a fully electrified machine fleet. A pilot project that worked out extremely well for both parties. So well in fact, that two more Krinkels branches switched over to electric tools in May. This means Krinkels is now saving more than 51 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

Krinkels is a full-service contractor specialising in landscaping projects for buildings, infrastructure, rail- and waterways and sports facilities, and has numerous clients in the public sector. They are seeing more and more municipal councils and public agencies that are demanding the work is carried out sustainably and without noise pollution. At Hengelo University, for example. “We have a contract with the university for maintaining all greenery on the campus. Naturally, all the work has to be done as quietly as possible because of lectures and exams. Electric tools make very little noise and are therefore perfect for the university”, says Maarten Paauwe, Technical Manager at Krinkels.

Another client in Wateringen demands that 25% of the work is done electrically. “But 25% isn't enough these days, in our view. So we've decided to do 100% of the work electrically for this particular client. That is why our branch in Wateringen also had to quickly make the switch to zero-emission machines and tools”, Maarten adds.

Operational in no time with short lease

Krinkels was able to speed up its transition to fully electric tools by choosing to hire instead of buy its equipment. A short-lease rental construction through Boels Rental was the best value option. “The total service offered by Boels through short lease is one of the reasons why we are extending and expanding our cooperation. It saves us a huge amount of administrative and handling work. Boels takes it all out of our hands.” Short lease is a full-service rental solution. Boels takes care of the purchase, distribution, insurance and annual service maintenance. And if more machines are needed, Boels looks after the investment. "Now we have just one contact instead of dealing with all different companies. Ideal”, Maarten adds.

Operational in no time with short lease

Krinkels was able to speed up its transition to fully electric tools by choosing to hire instead of buy its equipment. A short-lease rental construction through Boels Rental was the best value option. “The total service offered by Boels through short lease is one of the reasons why we are extending and expanding our cooperation. It saves us a huge amount of administrative and handling work. Boels takes it all out of our hands.” Short lease is a full-service rental solution. Boels takes care of the purchase, distribution, insurance and annual service maintenance. And if more machines are needed, Boels looks after the investment. "Now we have just one contact instead of dealing with all different companies. Ideal”, Maarten adds.

Electric power, even for heavier work
Maarten: “In the landscaping sector it is often said ‘you can't get any heavy work done with electric power’. That argument is outdated. We do almost all our work electrically. Also the power-hungry jobs, like mowing roadsides, are done with a battery-powered brushcutter. So there's already a lot you can do.”  

Krinkels chooses Husqvarna for all its electrified work. The tools are lighter, quieter and have no emissions. The machines also give less vibration and are easier to handle. Furthermore, Husqvarna provides on-site toolbox training to explain any changes to the Krinkels staff. “This transition to new tools and brands takes some getting used to. But our employees are extremely happy,” says Maarten.

More savings to come

Krinkels is planning to switch over to zero-emission machines and tools for green space maintenance at all branches. That means the company's 51 tonnes of CO2 emission reduction is only the beginning.

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