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Manufacturing a smaller footprint 

Manufacturing a smaller footprint

Securing waste materials

At our manufacturing facilities in Allerød and Esbjerg (Denmark), we’re investing in more sustainable initiatives, with successful results. By recycling 100% of our scrap metals, machine oils, and securing other waste materials, we continue to shrink our environmental footprint.

  • 230 kg partly cured epoxy waste
  • 230 kg organic chemical waste     
  • 60 kg isopropyl alcohol    

Raw materials & metals recycling

We send 100% of leftover ferrous and non-ferrous metals from our manufacturing for recycling — these include copper wiring, print boards, cutting tools, metal cuttings, and scrap that would otherwise go into landfill. Overall, we’re reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and the burden of extracting more natural, raw materials.

  • 2019    256,526 kg
  • 2018    184,964 kg
  • 2017    76,243 kg

Oil & fluid recycling

Since 2017, we have delivered over 67,000 tons of oil for recycling. At each facility, we ensure that all fluids, lubricants, oils, and cooling fluids used in manufacturing are collected, stored, and safely transported. Then it is re-refined into new oil, processed into fuel oils, or used as raw materials for the petroleum industry.

  • 57,050 l of halogen-free cutting oil emulsions and solutions
  • 5,000 l aqueous wash water   
  • 22,837 l mineral, non-chlorinated engine, gear, lubricating oils

Energy optimization

From 2016 to 2018, we increased the efficiency of our energy usage. In 2018 alone, swarf time totaled 129,000 hours, resulting in more output with less consumption. For 2019 and beyond, we are on track to more than double the efficiency of energy usage per hour.

Driving energy efficiency from within

With ongoing investments in sustainability programs at our Allerød and Esbjerg facilities, we’re always assessing our local and global responsibilities—from recycling to clean power and energy efficiency, to tracking and reporting of our progress.

Minimizing energy consumption
 2017/2018

  • More efficient boiler to save energy
  • Modern heat exchangers to preserve energy, give cleaner air
  • 70% of light bulbs converted to low-energy LED
  • IT systems revamped for low energy consumption
  • Supplementing gas heat for lower CO2 emissions
  • Purchasing clean power from wind energy
  • Rain collected for local community drinking water

 

2017/2018
Recycled electricity waste 

  • 56,518 kg combustibles  
  • 22,650 kg sortable recyclables
  • 1,647 kg corrugated cardboard  
  • 225 kg paper  
  • 460 kg iron and metal
  • 7840 kg wood  
  • 1960 kg electrical products 

Evolution never ends

Our approach has always been to put our clients first. In today’s tough operating environment, our clients still expect the best, along with even greater value. Meeting these demands is an inherent part of our Development & Engineering (D&E) strategy, along with our quest to eliminate all forms of waste and non-value-adding processes through automation. It’s a mission we started over 20 years ago and it’s one we’ll continue exploring for many more.

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