Storetec won the environmental category at the Surface Engineering Awards due to their work with the remanufacturing of trolleys and the Reviva process. Lord Hoyle of Warrington presented the awards at a special function at the House of Lords.
Linda Evans, the honourary President of SEA, said that ‘Reviva’ set an impressive environmental benchmark for the surface engineering industry and quoted their rejection of the ‘throw-away society’ as a worthwhile ideal, which others could strive towards.
Reviva Business Manager for Wanzl UK, Jason Dyche, who accepted the award, said this was ‘high recognition’ for the efforts by Wanzl to develop a process and products, which were eco-friendly.
“Today, the Reviva process is unrivalled and produces products with the lowest per unit carbon footprint in the industry.”
A key factor in the winning of the award was the number of process and waste management improvements, which have been made at the Storetec site over the past two years. These include the recycling of 80% of waste water produced from the electro-plating line and the recycling of 700 tonnes of steel per annum for an equivalent carbon saving of 668 tonnes.
Almost all waste chemicals and powders are processed for re-use and all cardboard and plastics are recycled where possible.