Moda SA is Romanian leading producer of clothes for women operating in Arad since 1959. It works under the Lohn system when well-known international companies supply fabrics, patterns and other materials for the production of the final product, as well as it produces own garments under own label for the Romanian market.
To stay competitive and minimize the production costs, including the energy costs, the company decided to invest into modernization of the production facilities.
Moda SA addressed EEFF for advisory support and affordable financing for the project.
The EEFF team performed the energy audit of the production facilities and defined the potential energy saving measures, their profitability and effect.
The suggested project comprised replacement of ventilation and electrical systems, cutting machines, compressor and vacuum pump, modernization of steam and hot water boilers.
The investment of €293,690 allows the company to reduce its energy consumption by substantial 990 MWh per year or 35%. The investment will be repaid from energy savings, HR and operations and maintenance savings in just six years. The company could feel the benefits of these measures immediately in the decreased energy bill and improved operations. In addition, the company decreased its CO2 emissions by 283 tonnes per year, making its valuable input to mitigation of the negative effect of human activity on climate.
This project demonstrates that replacement of any production equipment leads to energy savings and other benefits, translated into increased margins and profits. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of possible investment measures to choose the most profitable and attractive investment.
This way, EEFF supports implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by private sector. Together, the private, residential, and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and environmental protection.