Case Study

New food packaging line meets the growing demand and reduces energy cost

The company is a Polish family business with more than 25 years of experience in turkey breeding and meat processing. The company expanded over time and now employs 400 people and supplies its products to Polish and other European consumers.

To reduce the energy consumption and to meet the growing market demand, the company decided to improve its process of meat packaging.  
 
The company approached PolSEFF for an affordable financing for this investment.
 
The PolSEFF team performed the analysis of the proposed technology, its potential of energy savings, financial-technical parameters and profitability of the project.
 
The old semiautomatic packaging machine was not effective and demanded the plastic trays with meat are weighed separately before being placed into the machine and sealed. The new packaging machine helped to avoid this and speed up the process.
 
The investment of PLN 452,000 allowed the company to increase the production capacity by significant 80 per cent, while reducing its energy consumption by 28 per cent. The investment will be repaid from energy savings and increased sales in just one year. In addition, the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 3.5 tonnes per year, making its small, but valuable input to mitigate the negative effect of human activity on climate.
 
This project enables the company to develop further, reach out to new markets, while keeping its costs low and profits stable.
 
It demonstrates that savings from the reduction of energy consumption make an important input to the investment’s profitability and attractiveness. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of possible investment measures.

 

18 Sep 2013