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Holmfirth Dyers


Established in 1985 as Commission Dyers and Finishers, Holmfirth Dyers work closely with Designers, Dying and Finishing fabric for the Fashion and Upholstery Industries. The business is family run, processing in excess of 6.3 million metres of fabric per annum in a plant renowned for its investment in cutting edge technology and service driven delivery to their valued customers.

The Challenge

The company were looking to reduce their energy costs and energy consumption at their works in Holmfirth, becoming more environmentally friendly in the process. Machinery which is key to the companies operations, could not be affected by any potential energy saving solutions to be installed on site.

The Solution

Powerstar completed a full site survey and found that there could be a significant reduction in energy savings, particulary on the Process Heating and Motors with variable speed drives. The full site survey also shown that replacing the existing, inefficient transformer, would provide further savings.

A Powerstar HV MAX 1000kVA system was installed replacing the exsisting transformer on site. The HV MAX unit regulated voltage output with its super low-loss amorphous core reducing energy consumption on the site by 10.9%

Savings & Benefits

Key Figures
  • Actual reduction in energy consumption: 10.9%
  • Guaranteed reduction in energy consumption: 10.2%
  • Annual financial savings: £13,852
  • Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide saved: 88.0 tCO2


Equipment on site now has reduced maintenance costs and increased lifespans thanks to the new, corrected voltage level. The HMI (Human Machine Interface) allows for savings data to be monitored at the unit or via a desktop application.

Customer Quotation

“The Powerstar system has allowed us to make energy savings, reduce our carbon footprint and at the same time replace our transformer. We are very pleased with the HV MAX system and the level of service provided.”

Geoff Goodman, Holmfirth Dyers, Financial Controller

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