In the world of manufacturing, industrial manufacturing is the second-largest energy consumer according to the World Energy, Technology and Climate Policy Outlook published by the European Commission.
Transportation is the number one energy consumer globally. This has a lot to do with manufacturing as well, especially when we ship supplies and final products across the globe. While solving transportation problems may be more difficult and more publicly and politically pressing, solving your immediate energy consumption problems at your company is probably more important to you.
Reducing your electricity consumption costs will allow you to make higher profits. Rexroth’s Dr. Karl Tragl, Chairman of the Executive Board at Bosch Rexroth AG, recently commented that meeting new requirements and decreasing costs is a global concern:
At the same time we see increased environmental awareness on the part of consumers and investment decision makers, world-wide. They are paying more attention to how products are made. Suppliers are responding to this and mention their own advances in marketing efforts, too.
Making sure your Rexroth and Indramat equipment is as energy efficient as possible will allow you to respond better to consumers who are becoming increasingly aware of how manufacturing affects their overall energy impact. An energy audit for your company, and perhaps some special adaptations for your needs can make a direct impact on your electricity consumption.