‘I am delighted to note an actual reduction of over 40%…it has been a painless and profitable process for us and that’s to the credit of the professional attitude of your company and staff’
Simon Bowers, Business Administration Manager, Ferro
The Art of Cost Control
Ferro is a leading global supplier of technology-based materials for a broad range of manufacturers. Their materials enhance the performance of products in electronics, solar energy, telecommunications, appliances, automotive, household furnishings, building and renovation, pharmaceuticals, and industrial markets.
Their large manufacturing site in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent consumed a vast 2.1million kWh of energy each year prior to installing the Vickers energy management system. This represented one of the company’s largest costs at this site. A cost that needed to be controlled to safeguard future profits. On invitation, Vickers visited the site in Burslem and presented a proposal to install their bespoke energy management system which they estimated would reduce Ferro’s energy consumption and costs by 30%.
The Vickers Effect
Vicker’s installed their system across 11 different zones at the Burslem Ferro site. The system was configured to control a series of radiant plaque heaters, radiant tube heaters and numerous suspended warm air cabinet heaters.
Overall energy consumption across the site was reduced by over 40% annually (10% above estimate) representing a huge cost saving to the business. In addition, Ferro’s environmental record was significantly improved by a reduction in carbon emissions of over 206 tonnes.