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RAMPF has received ISO 50001 certification for the energy management systems of RAMPF Polymer Solutions and RAMPF Tooling Solutions at the Grafenberg, Germany, site.
RAMPF explains that to achieve this, systems and processes were put in place that now record all of the energy flows relevant to operations and thus enable the continuous improvement of energy efficiency.
“Receiving ISO 50001 certification for our Group companies in Grafenberg represents added value for RAMPF in both ecological and economic terms,” says Matthias Rampf, CEO of RAMPF Holding. “Ecology and economy are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, this combination has always been at the heart of RAMPF’s success when developing innovative products and solutions. We have been pursuing a corporate strategy based on sustainable success since the foundation of our company at the beginning of the 1980s.”
ISO 50001 is the global energy management standard of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It defines the requirements for companies to introduce, operate, and continuously improve an energy management system. By improving their energy efficiency, companies reduce the environmental impact of their activities. Companies also reduce their energy costs and benefit from the fiscal incentives used by legislators to encourage reductions in energy consumption.
“The key measure in achieving certification for RAMPF Polymer Solutions and RAMPF Tooling Solutions involved setting up an energy management platform,” says Rolf Füssle, who is responsible for implementing the ISO 50001 project in the RAMPF Group. “This platform records all of the energy flows relevant to operations such as electricity and gas consumption and heat energy values.” A compressor was also installed to recover heat for hot water applications.
Work is also underway to set up an energy management system to ISO 50001 for RAMPF Machine Systems in Wangen (near Göppingen). The certification process is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015.
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