Polish vehicles repair company benefits from energy savings

A vehicle repair company
Choroszcz, Poland
Replacement of a painting cabin
Investment Size
PLN 287,417
Financial results
Payback period 2 years; cost savings PLN 64,501 per year
Energy savings
125,582 MWh per year (40%)
Natural gas savings
36,314 m3 per year
Electricity savings
122 MWh per year
CO2 savings
77 tonnes per year
Improved competitiveness

Replacing of painting equipment leads to energy savings

The client is an SME vehicle repair and maintenance company, specialising in bodywork and painting of cars.

The company decided to modernise its production facilities to increase product quality and reduce its energy consumption.

Until recently, the company used a painting cabin manufactured in 1975, which was quite inefficient by today’s standards. The company addressed PolSEFF2 for affordable financing to replace the old painting cabin with a new and efficient one.

The PolSEFF team performed analysis of the proposed technology, its potential for energy savings, financial-technical parameters and profitability of the project.

The PLN 287,417 investment allowed the company to reduce its energy consumption by 40 per cent, or 125,582 kWhe per year, resulting in substantial cost savings. The investment will be repaid from energy cost savings and increased sales in just two years. In addition, the company decreased its CO2 emissions by 77 tonnes per year, making a small but valuable input into the mitigation of the negative effects of human activity on the climate.

This project significantly improved the company’s financial standing and competitiveness. It proved that investments in energy efficient modernisation are possible in all sectors and bring multiple benefits. Therefore, it is worth checking the energy saving potential of possible investment measures.

The EBRD, through PolSEFF2, supports the sustainable financing and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by the private sector. Together, the private, residential and public sectors can make a change in energy consumption patterns and contribute to environmental protection.

This project was supported by the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOS).