Planzer refuels vegetable oil for transport of valuables


Dietikon ZH – Planzer is the first Swiss company in this sector to use hydrogenated vegetable oil to fuel its fleet of trucks for the transport of valuables by its subsidiary Helveticor AG. This makes it largely CO2-neutral.

As part of its sustainability plans, the logistics company Planzer, headquartered in Dietikon, is switching the refueling of the vehicles of its subsidiary Helveticor AG, which specializes in valor transport, from diesel to vegetable oil. According to a media release, the company is the first Valoren logistics provider in Switzerland to convert its entire truck fleet to hydrogenated vegetable oil and operates its vehicles on a 90 percent CO2-neutral basis. Helveticor has carried the “Certified CO2 Optimized” certification from Swiss Climate since August 1, 2023.

Helveticor AG specializes in high-security logistics, transport of valuables and pharmaceutical solutions. In Switzerland and in financial centers around the world, the Dietikon-based company offers versatile security services for securities such as gold, silver, platinum, rare earths, precious stones, cryptocurrencies, data carriers, highly sensitive documents and other assets, the company statement said.

“For us, sustainability consists of operating in the most ESG-compliant way possible while still offering our customers the highest quality of service. This includes using those alternative fuels that support our commitment to the environment and society,” Nils Planzer, CEO of Planzer Group, is quoted as saying. ESG stands for Environmental Social Governance and describes a code of conduct for companies.

Planzer introduced the new Plan P platform only at the beginning of the year. Ecological, social and economic approaches to sustainability are communicated there, such as Helveticor’s new commitment. ce/gba