Crown Paints win major British Coatings Federation award

  • 10 Dec 2014

Crown Paints win major British Coatings Federation award

Crown Paints manufacturing site in Hull site secured the Federation’s Coatings Care Best Performance Award, which reflects all round excellence in the industry.

Tom Bowtell, CEO of the British Coatings Federation (BCF): “Crown Paints has demonstrated a strong commitment to making its business more sustainable. This has been achieved through initiatives including energy and waste reductions, the creation of more sustainable products and by introducing a partnership with an onsite social enterprise”.  

Earthbalance® programme

This award comes less than 12 months after Crown Paints completed a major project, which saw big investment on the latest high-speed manufacturing system at Hull.

  • one of the fastest lines in the world
  • capable of accelerating the paint filling process by as much as 75 per cent

New £1 million plus facility, based at Crown’s manufacturing site in Sculcoates Lane in Hull:

  • offers significant advances in filling rates
  • significantly reduces the amount of water needed to clean paint delivery pipework
  • reduces the usage of both electrical power and compressed air by approximately 25 per cent

The accolade recognised Crown’s improved energy and waste reductions, zero waste to landfill and high percentage recycling rates, all achieved under Crown’s award-winning Earthbalance® programme.

Earthbalance® sets a blueprint for greener manufacturing and is centred on a commitment by the company to reduce its Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) by 10 per cent by 2015 and 25 per cent by 2020.

David McCombe, Manufacturing Director at Crown Paints: “As a leader in the UK decorative coatings market, it’s essential that we seek to continuously improve our manufacturing and operational efficiencies, and the achievement of this award is testimony to that commitment. We are absolutely delighted our work has been recognised by the BCF and the award reflects the hard-work and dedication of staff across the entire plant.”

The BCF award is the latest accolade secured by Crown Paints in recent years.

Other successes include:

  • The Manufacturer’s Sustainable Manufacturer of The Year Award
  • Supply Chain Sustainability School Gold standard
  • Green Apple awards
  • Insider’s Green Manufacturer of the Year
  • UK national champion in the European Business Awards

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