marts 24, 2017 | Bucharest (RO)

ORTEC and Business Lease Romania - committed to driving electric

ORTEC Central and Eastern Europe recently purchased one electric and one hybrid car from Business Lease Romania, one of the largest companies providing integrated solutions for Operational Leasing and Mobility.


One of the main policies is to be environmentally conscientious and use electric cars in order to reduce our environmental footprint and CO2 emissions. In The Netherlands hybrid cars are already available for employees since 2012, and ORTEC now has a fleet of several hybrids and electric cars. This approach was also adopted by other regional divisions and as a result, in the second half of 2016, we started using electric cars in Bucharest.

Since its foundation in 1981, ORTEC has not only maintained a strong commitment to its employees and customers, but also to the future of society and the world in which we live. 

“In addition to optimizing the world of our customers, we also want to optimize ‘our’ world; from our own backyard, to the world at large. We optimize complex business processes by enabling better decision making and increasing control our customers have over their operations. This enables them to reduce their energy, materials and water use; consequently, reducing greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. CO2, CH4, N2O, etc.)”, says Herman Wierenga, Managing Director of ORTEC Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2015 we reduced the CO2 emissions by more than 15% compared to 2014. And our approach is very successful since we reached CO2 performance ladder level 3 in 2016.  

"Bucharest is an ideal city for driving electric cars. The distances are relatively short and air pollution must be reduced significantly. There is also lots of potential for building charging stations powered by solar panels. As experts in planning and optimization of transport and logistics, we are constantly pioneering when it comes to technologies and innovations in this field. We expect our customers in the logistics field to use electric cars in the near future and that is one of the reasons we want to be early adopters. We also plan to use electric cars for our research projects.  For example, mobile apps through which we can optimize the selection of charging stations based on distance, price, needs etc. Once the number and frequency of using electric cars increases in the Central and Eastern European region, we expect these mobile apps to also benefit our customers", concluded Mr. Wierenga.

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