Purmo Group is proud to report a 25% reduction in the energy required to produce radiators at its plant in Meiningen, Germany. The lower energy requirement per radiator follows a raft of production improvements at the plant, which used over 4.2 million kWh of combined electricity and gas for radiator production in 2020. The figures were recorded in line with the Group’s ‘Complete Care’ sustainability programme and are derived from analysis of full-year figures between 2020 and 2022.
The achievement is the result of many projects spanning many processes. In Painting and Finishing, the plant has improved its machinery insulation, optimised its oven-time, and installed equipment that operates at lower temperatures. Elsewhere in production, investments have been made in better laser-welding equipment with further investments planned for the future. Extensive work has also been done in detecting leakages of compressed air, which makes up about 20% of the plant’s electrical-energy demand. This accounts for 3% of the savings alone.
Christian Richter, Plant Manager at Meiningen commented: “We’re very proud of these savings. Energy reduction is obviously good news for our business but also good news in a wider sense. The addition of the new laser-welding module alone saves the same energy every 5 days as an average German home uses in a year. Everything that anyone can do to reduce energy consumption is good news.”
Sam Hodlin, Group Head of Sustainability, Safety and Wellbeing added: “Heating and cooling of residential buildings account for 18% of Europe’s energy consumption and our products and solutions are aimed at reducing that. The way we make them can’t be ignored. This latest achievement contains a lot to be proud of and there is more to come.”
For further information:
Justin Roux, Head of Global Communications, Purmo Group Plc
Tel. +44 771 742 2893
About Purmo Group:
Purmo Group is at the centre of the global sustainability journey, offering full solutions and sustainable ways of heating and cooling homes to mitigate global warming. We provide complete heating and cooling solutions to residential and non-residential buildings, including underfloor heating and cooling systems, a broad range of radiators, heat pumps, flow control and hydronic distribution systems, as well as smart products. Our mission is to be the global leader in sustainable indoor climate comfort solutions. Our approximately 3,170 employees operate in 24 countries, manufacturing and distributing top-quality products and solutions to our customers in more than 100 countries. Purmo Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki with the ticker symbol PURMO.
About Complete Care:
‘Complete Care' is the name of Purmo Group’s sustainability programme. It is designed to be comprehensive, transparent, effective and measurable. The programme covers 4 areas: the Group’s solutions, its production, its people and the communities it affects. The 4 areas are represented by 10 commitments to positive change and measured in 24 KPIs.
For more information about Complete Care, visit https://www.purmogroup.com/en/sustainability.