A clear goal of energy efficiency
As a bottler, we are part of Coca-Cola's global system. The company has clear goals with regard to where it wants to be in 2020, the "20-20 project". One of these goals is...
... energy efficiency. Plants must be optimized in every conceivable manner in relation to their impact on the environment and efficiency, especially with regard to water and energy consumption. We are fully aware of the global necessity to save energy and it is part of our corporate policy. Our corporate guidelines document our intention to take responsibility for the environment. We decided to make larger investments as a matter of course, which was not easy at the start, but which everyone considered to be important. There was naturally still doubt as to whether the investments would pay off. We are now convinced of the benefits and the additional investments in other plants, in which our conveying systems are being equipped with MOVIGEAR® drives.
The first project in our plant in Callao clearly demonstrated that we had made a very smart investment, as well as the benefits that were possible. Along with saving energy, which was our main motivation for this project, the reliable MOVIGEAR® technology also allowed for simple installation, easier and less expensive cabling, and a reduced number of control cabinets. We now understand that this is a profitable way to invest in our company while achieving our environmental goals.
How do you measure the improvements with regard to the environmental compatibility of your plants?
We use a management consultancy. We also use the plant in Callao as a prototype to calculate our CO2 footprint. And this will be extended to our other plants.
As a representative of Lindley, are you satisfied with the solutions that SEW-EURODRIVE developed for the materials handling market?
I am absolutely satisfied. Our experiences were positive in every respect. We have seen that materials handling technology is no longer as complicated as it used to be. The MOVIGEAR® units are reliable and precisely meet our requirements for the speed of the automated plants.
This investment has accelerated your progress into the future. The international trend is heading towards the replacement of conventional drives with average efficiency with high-efficiency drives. However, MOVIGEAR® surpasses all others with its energy efficiency. You can claim to be the first in (North and South) America to conclude this kind of agreement.
Yes, that’s right. We are convinced of this matter and so, only last year, completed the construction of a similar plan in Trujillo. This major plant was also equipped with the complete MOVIGEAR® technology and the energy consumption was well below the estimates.