Manufacturing

Accreditation: Putting safety and interoperability on the right track

Accreditation: Putting safety and interoperability on the right track

Ricardo plc is a global engineering and environmental consultancy, specialising in the transport and energy sectors.  The combination of two EU directives make it mandatory for organisations assessing the interoperability and safety of rail systems within the European rail sector to be accredited by a recognised national accreditation body, such as UKAS. Ricardo Certification holds […]


Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Rindin Enterprises is an Australian manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams. Despite being a relatively small business, it is a large user of energy, whether it be electricity, a company vehicle or the transport company used to deliver […]


Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

KMK Global Sports is a large producer sport shoes and sandals based in Indonesia. On average, 1.2 million pairs of shoe and sandal are produced each month, with all of the finished product exported overseas. Recognising rising energy costs, increasing energy use, and national energy efficiency regulation, the company adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 […]


Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Nippon Shokubai Indonesia (NSI) is an acrylic acid and esters manufacturing company. It is based in an industrial area of Cilegon Banten, Indonesia, where the energy supply is limited. In addition, the cost of energy consumption for the production process is variable. In order to achieve energy efficiency, the company gained accredited certification to ISO […]


Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited (MOC), a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals, produces two main chemicals; ethylene and propylene. Given that energy is the most significant operating cost, the company developed an energy efficiency improvement strategy that identified ISO:50001 implementation as a tool for the development and standardisation of the operating process. Since certification was […]


Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

  Omika Works is the central base of Hitachi Ltd. Infrastructure Systems which designs and manufactures information and control systems. Following the Japanese earthquake disaster in 2011, Hitachi decided to introduce “the smart next-generation factory plan”. As well as business continuity planning, this would also involve greater energy efficiency. They recognised that accredited certification to […]


Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP), located in SerpongTangerang, Indonesia, is a joint venture between Indonesian and Taiwan companies. The company specialises in the production of coloured paper grades and is one of the world’s largest in this sector. In 2009, the Indonesian Government issued a regulation about energy conservation (Government Regulation No. 70/2009) […]


Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Harbec is a precision manufacturer specialising in custom injection moulding, CNC machining, complex prototypes, and additive manufacturing. It uses significant energy resources to operate three shifts within its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in New York, USA. As a result, the company worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement […]


Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Detroit Diesel designs and builds heavy-duty engines aimed at the North America and overseas market. They employ 3,400 full time employees who are based in Detroit in a 3.2 million sq. ft. facility. Accredited certification to ISO 50001 has enabled the business to achieve the following goals over the past 10 years: $37,000,000 in cost […]


$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse paper products such as industrial packaging, food service, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, and market pulp. Customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. The company set a target to reduce electricity consumption by 3%, and adopted ISO 50001 as a […]


Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is an African cable manufacturer. The company manufactures an extensive range of electrical cables for application in power generation, transmission and distribution; infrastructure (rail, ports, and airports); petrochemical; mining as well as building and construction. The company decided to implement an Energy Management System at its Standford […]


Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

AbbVie Ireland in Sligo, is a licensed high containment facility for the manufacture of a wide range of pharmaceuticals. The company decided to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001 in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce their CO2 footprint, and to reduce their overall energy costs. Since implementation, it has delivered annual energy efficiency savings […]


3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

Korea Naju plant, a 3M international subsidiary, worked with KEA (Korea Energy Agency), to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001. As a result, the Naju plant reduced energy usage by 41,136 GJ and achieved a 7.14% energy performance improvement, saving over $400,000 during 2014/2015. Further information is available in this factsheet on the Clean Energy […]


Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Global Wood Concepts Ltd. is a Toronto-based company that designs and manufactures high-quality office furniture for standard and custom installations. Established in 1986, it ships about 700 units per day to customers across Canada and the United States. Since the company achieved ISO 50001 accredited certification, it has realised significant energy savings across several energy […]


Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler, the US car manufacturer, achieved accredited certification to ISO 50001 at its Brampton assembly plant in Canada. The driver for certification was to improve environmental performance and to cut energy costs. The plant has achieved savings of over $2 million, including $110,000 in annual electricity costs through lighting control systems, and almost $2 million […]


US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

Cummins, a global engine manufacturer, worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) at its plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It generated a 12.6% improvement in energy performance, resulting in savings of over $700,000 per year. The cost to implement the energy management […]


IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

The Bromont plant, located 80 kilometres east of Montréal, is IBM’s largest semiconductor assembly and testing facility and its only manufacturing plant in Canada. By adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001, IBM Bromont achieved 9.2% energy conservation and saved CAD $550,000 in 2013. The plant averaged an annual reduction in total energy use of more […]


Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, a large multinational employing over 10,000 staff, has a Welding wire and manufacturing plant in Toronto, Ontario. The plant has three divisions housed in one facility, each with different energy needs. Two divisions produce steel welding wire, and the third makes industrial welding machines. Lincoln Electric sells diesel-driven DC […]


US Defence Contractor saves $1m per year with ISO 50001

US Defence Contractor saves $1m per year with ISO 50001

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to implement an energy management system (EnMS) at a federal ammunition plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania. GD-OTS staff members set an energy baseline and assessed opportunities to save energy in the plant’s significant energy-using systems. By implementing the recommended […]


Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

The implementation of an Energy Management System (EnMS) at Toyota SA resulted in a reduction in electricity usage which has translated into cost-savings of more than R4.8 million over a two-year period. The company also generated energy savings of GWh 8.15 across its 14 plants, and reduced its GHG emissions by 7,804 tons. Further information […]


Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Johnson Matthey, a British company established in 1817, is a global manufacturer of automotive components, specifically autocatalysts. In response to the increase in energy costs, JMSA Germiston signed up with the IEE Project in 2012 as a candidate plant for the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. As part of the implementation of […]


3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M Company, the US Chemicals company, implemented a successful energy management system (EnMS) at its Brockville production plant in Canada. In 2012, the Brockville plant obtained certification of the ISO 50001 global EnMS standard. Accredited certification has achieved significant operational cost savings. 3M’s Brockville plant achieved a 15.2% improvement in energy intensity relative to 2010 […]


47% of sales linked to ISO 9001 certification

47% of sales linked to ISO 9001 certification

Colombian plastics company, Gerfor, which focuses on the manufacturing of PVC pipes and accessories, attributed 47% of total sales revenues to contracts for which compliance with standards (primarily ISO 9001) was considered essential to winning the sale. The company also reduced PVC resin inspection and analysis time from four hours to 15 minutes by following […]


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