As an independent food manufacturer, ANR Probake operates in one of the world’s most heavily regulated markets – the UK food manufacturing industry.
Since its inception in 2008, the business has gone from strength to strength in a highly competitive market place.
It became clear that their old lighting system was not commensurate with a modern food manufacturing facility and it needed replacing.
- Risks for ANR –Probake.
- Removal of old lighting in sterile environment.
- How much resource/time would this take?
- Disruption to production?
- Risk management and control.
- Adherence to strict timelines and strict policies.
- Full lighting survey undertaken and energy savings report presented.
- Detailed project management plan designed.
- Installation of energy efficient Robus LED lighting.
- Installation of new emergency lighting and office lighting.
- Commissioning & testing of system and handover.
Increased Operational Efficiency & Better Compliance & H&S
Dr Caswell ANR- Probake compliance manager commented;
“ The whole working environment is improved and makes cleaning easier. A sterile environment for us is critical to safe production and the new lighting means there is one thing less to worry about. Staff also instantly noted how much of an improvement it made to everyday operations.”
Energy Savings & Maintenance Cost Savings
The payback period on the investment for the scheme was 2.67 years with a 33% CO² saving per annum.
The financial saving for replacing the 19 lights and 12 emergency lights over 10 years in the building was calculated as £37,345.58.
Carbon Reduction, Emissions & Improved Green Credentials
Again, although the above was not a primary aim of the project the carbon emissions for ANR decreased from 17.8 tonnes to 8.7 tonnes.
This means the company can demonstrate its commitment to CO² emissions and climate change with real data. This will improve its CSR credentials with its supply chain and corporate customers alike.
A Future Proofed Facility
Dr Tom Caswell
“The installers were the best we have ever had on site. Their care and professionalism was first class. We appreciated the constant updates and communication and enjoyed their collaborative approach, it’s fair to say we all got to know each other quite well by the end! From the get go the very first meeting instilled us with confidence that they shared our concerns and appreciated the risks we faced.
We also liked that we were given options on specification and the installation itself and that they were flexible in their approach. All in all we are delighted with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”