Based at their manufacturing headquarters in Bradford, Flexiform service the entire UK market from here and from Livingston and London. These locations house the sales teams, showrooms and storage facilities as well as providing a base for their installation teams.
Flexiform are also the home of Asgard a leading manufacturer of Metal Sheds and Secure Steel Storage.
The company has always been seeking ways to reduce their electricity consumption and CO2 emissions and the installation of the Powerstar system was a further energy efficient measure to be taken by Flexiform.
Energy efficiency in the last few years included a new paint spraying facility, new compressors and therefore the installation of the 300kVA Powerstar system was a natural progression to another stage in reducing the CO2 further.
Having a production line which operates 24 hours a day, consuming a significant amount of energy is indeed a challenge.
The importance of ensuring that the production lines operate with less energy consumption without the compromise of interfering with production is something that Powerstar has always been proud of.
One 300kVA Powerstar unit was installed at the production line at the Bradford factory to optimise the incoming supply to the factory. The voltage was optimised from 241V to 223V.
As a result an actual reduction in electricity consumption of 11.3% was achieved.
The Business Benefits
The original proposal promised an 8.9% saving and 2.3 years payback. With the actual savings delivered been 11.3%, and a payback of less than 2 years.
In addition, Flexiform has met all the Climate Change Levy targets which is another excellent result.
Quotation From Customer
”We have been delighted by both the Savings as well as the service provided by the Powerstar team. With an actual payback of less than two years, Powerstar has shown to be an investment hard to beat.”
Finance Director, Flexiform
“Sustainable operation is great for business and not a cost burden. In the last three years, we have seen a 41% reduction in the CO2 produced by our manufacturing plant .
The Powerstar installation has been painless and has achieved more as a single project than any other energy saving project we have carried out. I highly recommend Powerstar to the industry”
Engineering Manager, Flexiform