Crilelmar is among the leading companies in Romania producing plastic products for domestic use – plates, food containers, shelves and others. The company began operations in 2001 anticipating the increasing demand for these types of products.
To stay competitive and improve the production process, the company decided to invest in modernising its production facilities.
Crilelmar addressed EEFF for advisory support and affordable financing for the project. The EEFF team assessed the possible investment measures, in particular, their potential for energy savings, and profitability. The final project comprised replacement of an old plastic injection moulding machine.
The investment of €116,000 allowed the company to decrease its electricity consumption by 41 per cent, leading to substantial cost savings each year. This measure also resulted in an increase in production of 78 per cent; therefore, the electricity consumption per product was actually decreased by more than this (67 per cent). The investment will be repaid from energy savings very quickly.
This project demonstrates that replacement of production equipment can lead to significant energy savings, as well as other benefits, which translate into increased margins and profits.