Successful energy management
The shiny solar modules on the roofs of the production buildings in Gaste, Bramsche, Leeden, Altmoorhausen and Leipzig are even more conspicuous in the spring sunshine. A total 8,000 photovoltaic modules covering an area the size of five football pitches are installed on roofs at the five sites. The total installed capacity of the solar installations is 2,500 kW. The last solar installation was set up on the test facility in Gaste last year. The previous system was installed at our plant in Bramsche, where even more solar power is generated than is consumed.
Furthermore, AMAZONE operates two in-house combined heat and power plants (CHP) in Gaste and Altmoorhausen, which supply all the heat for the pretreatment in our paint shops in addition to electrical power. Around 25 percent of the electricity requirement is covered by the in-house generation of energy from the photovoltaic systems and the CHPs over the five sites. This is not only cost-effective, it also results in significant reductions in CO2 emissions.
The AMAZONE Group has invested a total of around €3.6 million in various energy-saving measures over the last six years. Costs amounting to more than €4 million have already been saved over this period. The AMAZONE energy management team, together with our energy scouts, will continue to be active in this important area.
The energy management team at the Hasbergen-Gaste site (from left):
Helmut Ostkamp, Frank Kleine, Daniel Bolte and