Employees at Tinahely-based Automation Plastics find out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs during a special energy efficiency day run by energy provider Energia.
Automation Plastics has held an energy awareness day designed to educate workers about energy efficiency and help develop and implement the company’s energy management systems. This in turn will help the company to cut its energy bills and CO2 emissions by up to 20 percent.
The family owned business, established in Tinhealy, Co. Wicklow in 1972, operates an Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing Programme, part of which involves a special ‘Green Team’ focusing on reducing energy waste and minimising environmental impact. The company's Energy Policy includes a commitment to build staff awareness and engagement in reducing energy waste, with the WATT challenge providing an excellent way of creating a fun day, but with an important message.
“We were delighted to have the opportunity to raise energy awareness at Automation Plastics, giving them the knowledge and tools that help them save money by reducing their consumption” said Deirdre Hurley, Key Account Manager, Energia. “There are also valuable environmental benefits - by reducing their usage by 10 percent or more, companies can significantly reduce their annual CO2 emissions.”
Energia has a 26 percent market share of the Irish business electricity and gas market supplying the energy needs of almost 60,000 business customers. In addition to renewable assets, the company also operates a 750MW gas fired power station in north Dublin and has offices in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast.
Image: Pictured at the recent Energy Awareness Day in Automation Plastics, Tinahely are Deirdre Hurley, Energia and Al Lawless, Managing Director, Automation Plastics