July 4, 2017
"Being smart on how energy is used in the production facilities saves money and resources and is important for the environment," said Vagner Rego, President of the Compressor Technique Service division who is appointed President of the Compressor Technique business area, effective August 1, 2017. "It is an important part of our overall effort to be a true global leader in energy efficiency."
Twenty-two of Compressor Technique's production facilities achieved the ISO 50001 certificate, only excluding a handful of recently acquired or minor facilities.
One example is Atlas Copco Airpower N.V. in Belgium, where the plant and property team has succeeded in its ambition to reduce the environmental impact from its operations as well as to lower cost. The efforts there included reducing gas for heating the buildings by replacing old boilers and placing solar boilers on the new roof of the Service Center. As previously communicated, Airpower won Atlas Copco's Environmental Award for 2016 for its energy management.
Another example is the plant in Wuxi, China, where energy management activities include changing lighting types and replacing the oil boiler with a heat pump, among other efforts to reduce energy consumption.
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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees.