Published on: 16/09/2022
An increasingly central aspect in the management of companies is environmental compatibility; the concern for the planet has extended to all sectors, including heavy mechanics. Although this industry does not have a traditionally ‘green’ image, it is increasingly aware of its impact on the ecosystem and the importance of its choices in this regard.
For ISTech, attention to the environment is in a way inscribed in the context: the company’s headquarters are located on the edge of an important nature and wildlife reserve, which serves as a reminder of the need for a balanced interaction with the ecosystem.
Company policies have always been aimed at a rational use of energy, not only motivated by the increased competitiveness which this brings to the production process, but by a sensitivity towards the environment that is strongly felt by employees and management.
With the aim of constantly reducing the company’s environmental impact, significant innovations have been introduced: a 75 kW photovoltaic system will be operational in the autumn, installed on the roof of the factory and offices. Once fully operational, these panels will lead the company to self-produce almost all the electricity it uses, for the machinery but also for the heating of the offices, which will be renewed with the installation of heat pumps instead of traditional gas boilers. For the rest, energy will be purchased from a new supplier who certifies that it comes from renewable sources.
The light sources have also been replaced with LED lamps to minimise consumption.
In addition, a water dispenser connected to the water mains was installed in the company a few years ago to supply fresh water to the staff, who were provided with thermal flasks. This has eliminated the use of plastic bottles. Plastic has also been eliminated from the coffee machine, which dispenses it in ceramic or paper cups.
Particular attention has also been paid to packaging materials, to make the packaging of blades and spare parts easily recyclable. Cardboard boxes are sealed with adhesive tapes made of recyclable paper, and paper bags are also recyclable so that everything can be conveniently disposed of without having to separate materials. Where, on the other hand, it is necessary to use stretch film, it is made of recycled and recyclable material and secured with equally recyclable plastic tapes.
These measures, combined of course with careful monitoring of production processes to identify and immediately reduce any waste, are the beginning of a structured path for ISTech to improve its sustainability and reduce its environmental impact, which, having been undertaken, will be pursued with ever greater determination.
For over 25 years, ISTech has offered standard and customised solutions for every metal cutting requirement. Innovative design and flexibility in manufacturing allow ISTech to create tools which integrate perfectly into production cycles, offering high mechanical cutting capabilities and contributing to process automation.
For more information on ISTech solutions you can contact the company by phone (+39 02 93548545) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.istech-segatrici.com