MillerCoors increases transport efficiency by almost 20%
One result of the MillerCoors joint venture has been to improve transport efficiency by almost 20%.
Before the joint venture, both Miller and Coors were transporting some of their products large distances to reach all areas of the USA. This was particularly the case with Coors, with its brewery in Golden, Colorado. The saving has been achieved by brewing Coors Light and other Coors brands in Miller breweries and Miller products in Coors breweries. It is estimated to equate to 45 million fewer miles travelled, 325,000 barrels of crude oil saved and a reduction in CO2 emissions of nearly 75,000 tonnes by the end of 2010.
There is further scope to raise efficiency by increasing load weights. This project is still in its early stages but offers considerable savings.