in energy costs with Wellington Motors.
Vendo de Mexico and Wellington Drive Technologies Ltd. (“Wellington”) are pleased to announce that a first annual order for 400,000 of Wellington's energy saving Electronic Commutated Refrigeration (ECR) motors has commenced volume production for Vendo de Mexico's bottle coolers and refrigerated vending machines. The motors that make up this order will save energy worth approximately $US 90m over the service life of the machines.
Wellington believes this is the largest individual order placed to date by a company for energy saving motors (although this has not been independently verified). Vendo de Mexico has been using ECR products in introductory volumes for a year, and plans to fit them to the vast majority of the 250,000 bottle coolers it will produce in 2009. Vendo de Mexico is believed to be the first cooler company worldwide to standardize energy-saving motors in the majority of its products and Wellington is pleased to be the energy-saving motor supplier of choice for this major new initiative.
“Wellington's ECR motorized fans deliver higher savings for every dollar invested than most other energy saving technologies available in the refrigeration market; they are very cost effective products. This is a good opportunity for Vendo de Mexico to reinforce our leadership role in the green bottle coolers industry, and for FEMSA to keep showing our commitment in creating both economic and social value, through actions that clearly aim at improving our environment” said Juan Carlos Christy, Marketing Manager (Vendo de Mexico).
“Our customers and end users are looking for ways of cutting energy costs, and we are now able to provide them with energy saving coolers at competitive prices, powered by Wellington. This is a four way win – customers, Vendo de Mexico, Wellington and the environment.”
David McShane, President of Wellington (Americas) said: “We are delighted to be working with Vendo de Mexico; a company with substantial experience and knowledge of the bottle cooler and vending machine industry. Wellington technology innovation works well with Vendo de Mexico's product innovation and strong market position to make an excellent partnership. We believe the potential market for ECR motors worldwide to be around 20 million units annually, and Vendo de Mexico is one of the most important customers.”
Dr Ross Green, Group CEO of Wellington added: “Wellington is closely aligned to Vendo de Mexico's vision of wide-spread use of energy saving technology. We strongly support their commitment to bringing energy saving technology out of the niches into the mainstream.”