Arburg Energy Efficiency Award offers affirmation and motivationDominique Roullet-Revol, Chief Operations Officer at ARaymond, received the prize from the hands of Michael Hehl. Speaking on behalf of the entire ARaymond workforce, he expressed his thanks for the dynamic international cooperation and for the special award. "For us, the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award 2015 represents important and encouraging recognition of the consistent implementation of our global energy efficiency targets."
Environmental protection and energy efficiency have played an extremely important role at ARaymond for the past decade and are continuously promoted on a worldwide basis. Since 2011, internal environmental guidelines have been in place which are valid for all the company’s international, independent affiliates. The various environmental officers meet every year for an international environmental conference, where they present their local environmental protection campaigns and exchange experiences. As a result of these global workshops, ARaymond has set itself ambitious targets and is focusing on two principal tasks: reducing energy requirements and cutting raw material consumption.
Increasing energy efficiency in all areasIn order to increase energy efficiency in injection moulding production, the focus is on reducing heat loss through insulation, as well as the use of energy efficient hybrid and electric injection moulding machines. Further measures include energy efficient cooling systems, the utilisation of the waste heat from the compressors and the reduction of compressed air leaks. One result of all the energy efficiency activities is the DIN EN ISO 50001 certification of the energy management system at ARaymond Germany.
Furthermore, the company is investing in a number of projects worldwide, such as systems for utilising rainwater and for automated building lighting. New buildings are increasingly being constructed according to LEED principles (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and certified accordingly. The group’s new headquarters in Grenoble, which opened for business in 2014, is an outstanding example of this.