Bott Ltd, the leading manufacturer of industrial storage solutions, has made further commitment to its sustainability strategy with the investment in a new sheet metal profiling centre, which will lead to savings of more than 90 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
The company has introduced a new profiling system to replace two hydraulic punching machines, which bott expects to lead to a reduction of around 200,000Kwh in energy each year – saving approximately 10 per cent of the Bude site’s electricity costs.
The new machine with an eight pallet, 12 ton tower system will also make efficient use of raw materials as it can handle large format metal sheets, with longer run times and improved material utilisation, further aiding bott’s focus on reducing its production waste.
Clive Woodward, group managing director of Bott Ltd explains: "At bott, we have a very clear environmental policy, which means that we meet the requirements of the internationally recognised Environmental Management Standard ISO 140001:2004. The investment in the new machine is part of our on-going programme to reduce our environmental impact by lowering waste material and overall carbon footprint and is just part of a number of measures that we have implemented to ensure that our entire operations, from sales and design to manufacture and servicing, are all carried out with as little environmental impact as possible. We are delighted to find a solution which provides benefits to bott and it’s customers in equal measure. We have long been renowned for tough, high quality durable workshop and storage solutions, and this investment is another step in our programme of continual improvement."
As well as the new machine, bott’s environmental policy considers the design and build quality of its products to offer the longest lifecycle possible; stringent recycling practices for production waste such as cardboard, plastic and steel; an on-site fully automated effluent treatment plant where 80 per cent is recycled for re-use; an energy-efficient paint line; a £100k investment in low energy sheet metal bending centres; and optimised SAP controlled route planning for delivery vehicles. These investments allow the company to react quicker to customer orders and help protect the environment.