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To produce ecologically neutral until 2035 - that is the declared goal of HUECK FOLIEN. As a first and essential measure, a photovoltaic plant will be built on the company premises. The plant will go into operation at the beginning of 2022 and supply the factory in Baumgartenberg with electricity.
On the company's own premises between the Baumgartenberg secondary school and the HUECK FOLIEN employee car park, preparations have been underway for a few weeks for the construction of a plant to generate its own electricity. The construction work will start in autumn: a 400 KWp photovoltaic plant will be built, which will cover the peaks of HUECK FOLIEN's electricity demand from the beginning of 2022. The plant is designed in such a way that it can be further expanded in the coming years.
The output of this plant is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 100 single-family homes and saves over 100 t of carbon dioxide per year. 900 state-of-the-art modules will be installed on the site. Several charging stations for electric vehicles will be set up at the company car park, which can be used by both customers and employees. "This is the first step towards ecologically neutral production," says Dr. Martin Bergsmann, CEO of HUECK FOLIEN. "We are an important industrial company in the region and appreciate the general conditions in Baumgartenberg. Therefore, we gladly take responsibility for the development of the region, its ecology and quality of life through resource-saving production."
Sustainability has been an important priority at HUECK FOLIEN for years - for example, the proportion of solvent-based lacquers has been reduced to less than 50 %, and electricity consumption has been continuously reduced in recent years by switching to LED lighting and the thermal insulation of vacuum pumps. Lower electricity consumption and fewer business trips led to a further 3% reduction in the CO2 footprint in 2020 compared to 2019, despite higher sales.
Baumgartenberg, September 2nd, 2021
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