RAVENOL today belongs to the most competitive lubricant brands for premium products worldwide. Being a future-orientated company, environmentalism as central, joint endeavour represents one of the top priorities in the hierarchy of the company principles. This commitment in the environment-protection area regularly has been confirmed by the German TÜV granting the Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH the DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 certificate.
Now, since December 2015, the East-Westphalian lubricant manufacturer has been making another direct contribution to the energy revolution, thus underlining the company’s sustainability guidelines: an about 160kWp on-roof photovoltaics (PV) array.
The partner for this project was GILDEMEISTER energy solutions GmbH. GILDEMEISTER energy solutions provides perfect solutions for the energy management of industrial customers and communities. These solutions include efficiency analyses for saving energy as well as systems for producing, saving and using renewable energy. By dint of the PV system, the Werther based plant has achieved an actual autarchy of 42 percent. This helps saving about 50 percent of the electricity costs per year. Over a run time of 20 years, this results in enormous economic advantages combined with a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 1,357 tons.
The manufacturer of high-performance lubricants expects to be able to better control the production costs in the long run. The planned savings in the energy-cost area will allow the company to offer products at more competitive prices, thus making for a better position in the free-market competition – the Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH looks ahead to a safe and profitable future.
GILDEMEISTER energy solutions are one of the most innovative companies in the energy sector and can hark back to the experience of 140 years of special knowledge in the machine and plant construction area. In the meantime, mid-sized and big industrial companies increasingly get actively involved in creating the energy revolution, with the Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH representing a perfect example for this development.