ARaymond, a French supplier of plastic clip fasters for the auto industry, has received the annual Arburg Energy Efficiency Award.
The award, given by Arburg GmbH + Co. KG since 2008, honors firms for efforts in sustainability. Michael Hehl, a managing partner at Arburg, presented the award to ARaymond March 10 at Arburg's Lossburg, Germany, headquarters.
“[The award shows] our appreciation for companies who, like us, take an innovative, all-embracing and global approach to the subject of energy efficiency and who excel on account of their corporate philosophy and activities,” he said.
ARaymond, based in Grenoble, France, has set a priority on reducing energy use and cutting raw material consumption. As part of that, the company has put a priority on increasing energy efficiency in injection molding production by reducing heat loss through insulation as well as the use of energy efficient hybrid and electric presses.
ARaymond has around 250 Allrounder injection molding machines at its facilities, and in 2014 it bought a Freeformer for additive manufacturing. Heinson commended ARaymond's sparing use of resources worldwide.
The company also has installed systems to use rainwater and set up automated building lighting to reduce energy use.
“For us, the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award 2015 represents important and encouraging recognition of the consistent implementation of our global energy efficiency targets,” said Dominique Roullet-Revol, chief operations officer at ARaymond.