Kestrel is investing in the future as it upgrades its manufacturing process to boost energy efficiency.
The past year has seen the brand invest in nine new injection moulding machines. These are 42% more energy efficient than their predecessors.
At the same time, a new mixer and cooler, introduced at the end of 2022, has brought in a 55% saving on energy. This is in comparison to the previous system.
Operations Manager Scott Sinclair says improvements were part of a programme with the aim of improving time and energy efficiency.
“As we look at capital investment each year and plant that needs upgrading and replacing, we are focused on energy efficiency,” Scott explains.
“This ongoing focus is helping us to improve the carbon footprint and sustainability of our products.”
Kestrel has a long-standing commitment to environmental standards and manufactures all of its products within an ISO9001 quality management system. It also has an environmental management system which satisfies the requirements of ISO14001.
Kestrel is also certified to BES 6001, having met stringent manufacturing criteria to achieve this ‘green’ standard.
Along with investing in manufacturing, Kestrel has installed electric car chargers into its Scunthorpe headquarters. This will allow staff to charge their cars.
Scott adds: “As we renew our fleet of company cars, we are moving towards hybrid and electric vehicles.
“Setting up charging points at the headquarters helps to encourage staff to electric and hybrid vehicles, helping us to play our part in reducing emissions.”
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