The Arburg Energy Efficiency Award was officially presented on Tuesday 10 March 2015. The winner for 2015 is ARaymond, one of the world’s market leaders in clip fasteners for the automotive industry. Based on internal environmental guidelines, the French family-owned company promotes environmental protection in all 37 of its independent affiliates.
Award recognises excellent energy efficiency performance
In his welcoming speech, Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team, emphasised the importance of the award: “With this award, we have each year since 2008 shown our appreciation for companies who, like us, take an innovative, all-embracing and global approach to the subject of energy efficiency and who excel on account of their corporate philosophy and activities.”
Arburg Energy Efficiency Award offers affirmation and motivation
Dominique Roullet-Revol, Chief Operations Officer at ARaymond, received the prize from the hands of Michael Hehl. Speaking on behalf of the entire ARaymond workforce, he expressed his thanks for the dynamic international cooperation and for the special award. “For us, the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award 2015 represents important and encouraging recognition of the consistent implementation of our global energy efficiency targets.” Environmental protection and energy efficiency have played an extremely important role at ARaymond for the past decade and are continuously promoted on a worldwide basis.
Increasing energy efficiency in all areas
In order to increase energy efficiency in injection moulding production, the focus is on reducing heat loss through insulation, as well as the use of energy efficient hybrid and electric injection moulding machines. Further measures include energy efficient cooling systems, the utilisation of the waste heat from the compressors and the reduction of compressed air leaks. One result of all the energy efficiency activities is the DIN EN ISO 50001 certification of the energy management system at ARaymond Germany.
ARaymond – 150 years in business
In addition to a responsible attitude towards the environment, Dominique Roullet-Revol also underlined respect for people as key factor in the company’s success. Over its 150-year history it has become evident that the company could never have succeeded without its employees, customers and partners such as Arburg. ARaymond has been developing, producing and selling fastening and mounting systems since its establishment in Grenoble, France, in 1865. The plastic, metal and hybrid parts produced by the company, now run by the fifth generation of the same family, can be found in millions of cars worldwide: in both interior and exterior trims, in drive systems, in electric cable routing, in thermal management and in fluid handling.
Arburg as a trendsetter
Guest speaker Prof. Rudolf Stauber, Director of the Fraunhofer Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies, IWKS, spoke about the issues of economic growth and the conservation of resources. He explained that the combination of ecological and economic sustainability is now seen as an integral part of competitiveness and is firmly anchored in the strategies of many enterprises.