GEALAN pushes its commitment to climate protection: effective immediately, the administration at the headquarters in Oberkotzau and the manufacturing facility in Tanna, Thuringia, will be completely powered by renewable energy. This means that GEALAN covers 100% of its electricity needs at both locations with energy that comes 100% from wind, sun, water, biomass and geothermal energy. The complete conversion has been certified by E.ON Deutschland GmbH.
In concrete terms, Oberkotzau saves a good 1,900 tonnes of CO2 per year, while Tanna saves more than 16,000 tonnes. "This is another milestone we are setting as a company for environmental and climate protection," says GEALAN managing director Ivica Maurović, "the first one is not. For decades, GEALAN has been successfully committed to the careful use of natural resources. With its coordinated, EMAS and ISO-certified environmental management, the company is considered a pioneer, especially in the area of recycling, and an industry leader in environmental and climate protection.
GEALAN improves its ecological footprint year after year. "This is no small thing, and it is not a matter of course that we do it," says Tino Albert, GEALAN's managing director for technology and finances. "GEALAN is acting here with full conviction that we are doing the right thing; we remain true to our corporate responsibility to the environment and act with an eye to the future. For us, environmental protection and resource efficiency are prerequisites for long-term business success.
On 23 and 24 September the industry will be looking to Berlin, where the VFF window and facade association will be hosting its 2021 annual conference. This industry meetup considers itself a large networking event, with a spotlight on personal interaction. The contents will focus on digital solutions for manufacturers, planners and users. But the topics of sustainability and climate protection will also be high up on the agenda of the two-day event. These future topics also play a major role for GEALAN, predestining the plastics system provider as a sponsor.
For over ten years, the GEALAN planner software has offered window manufacturers, architects and dealers digital support in planning, tendering and quotations for windows. Now, the proven online tool has a new useful function on board that promises all users additional planning security: Version 2.0 of the planner software now features a U-value certified by the ift Rosenheim institute for window technology, including their logo, on demand.
GEALAN has digitalised its in-house toolmaking: Where it once took cumbersome interfaces and a great deal of paper to build tools, data is now being processed and provided in real-time. Thanks to new efficient processes, GEALAN will be capable of designing and producing new tools much closer to the final quality in future. Digitalisation in internal toolmaking will save GEALAN a great deal of time and money in future.
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