Krupa Kabine established in 1980 produces metal bodies for motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers for further export to the EU. With 217 employees, the company is a substantial job provider in a 60,000 inhabitants' town. Enjoying a stable European market for own products, the company focused on increasing the efficiency of business and cutting down the costs.
The company applied to WebSEFF for a loan to replace the outdated metal cutting machine with the state of the art laser cutting one.
The WebSEFF team performed the project analysis, including the technical-economic parameters and risks, to make sure the investment leads to sufficient energy savings and reduction of the CO2 emissions.
The €325,182 project allowed Krupa Kabine to substantially decrease the energy and maintenance costs, leading to €122,250 savings per year. This means the investment will be repaid in just four years from energy savings only, securing the cash-flow as a profit for the years to come. In addition, the company decreased its CO2 emissions by more than 70 per cent per year, making a strong input in preserving the clean environment of a picturesque area and increasing the living standards in the city.
Krupa Kabine is a good example of how the state of the art technologies bring even higher energy savings in processes than initially expected. This proves once again that energy and cost savings may occur in all types of sectors and technologies, making it worth checking such possibilities with the help of in-house or outsourced expertise.
Krupa Kabine was granted the Award for Utilisation of advanced technology in the production process for the improvement of energy efficiency. The project made the company more competitive, which also assures employment to residents in the region and contributes to the local economy and good living.