Plant’s green deal pays off

Thermacore Europe's quality, health, safety and environment manager Mark Robinson. Picture by Simon Williams.
Thermacore Europe's quality, health, safety and environment manager Mark Robinson. Picture by Simon Williams.
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A thriving Northumberland manufacturer has found it’s best to grow green in business.

Thermacore Europe in Ashington has eradicated its reliance on landfill disposal of waste, which previously peaked at 14 tonnes a year.

And the environmentally-conscious firm, which specialises in the manufacture of thermal management systems, has completely reviewed its energy use, delivering significant savings as a result.

LED lighting and auto-sensors have been installed, and it has worked with Utilitywise to secure gas and electricity contracts that will save around £20,000 a year.

In addition, The Shred Centre has been appointed to manage its waste and recycling, and a number of specialist firms ensure the safe disposal of liquid and chemical waste through energy-from-waste plants.

Meanwhile, waste metals such as aluminium and copper are recycled to generate additional revenue.

And every member of its 73-strong staff has been trained in environmental awareness and waste management.

Thermacore’s quality, health, safety and environment manager Mark Robinson said: “This isn’t just the right thing to do from an ethical and environmental perspective, it’s fundamentally sound business sense.

“By partnering with Utilitywise and The Shred Centre we’ve brought in specialists who have helped us become more efficient, delivering significant cost savings.”