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 generator welding machines worldwide. They are used on an industrial scale for projects such as pipelines, heavy construction, bridge building and energy sector projects. All three divisions have accredited certification to ISO 9001, 14001 and most recently 50001.
The key driver for implementing an EnMS was to control cost control and to be environmentally sustainability. Accredited certification enabled the company to saving 22% of its annual energy costs in 2013.
Further information is available in this factsheet on the Clean Energy Ministerial website.