Printing company in Poland becomes energy efficient

A printing company
Wroclaw, Poland
Replacement of a printing machine
Investment Size
PLN 1.35 million
Financial results
Payback period 1 year; cost savings PLN 14,074 per year
Energy savings
37,734 kWh per year (57%)
CO2 savings
36 tonnes per year
Production capacity increased by 37 per cent

The company invests in a new printing machine and improves production quality, volume and reduces energy consumption

The company is a leader of outdoor advertising in Poland with twenty years of operational experience. Established as a small family business, it currently has the capacity to produce 8,000 square meters of printed materials and exports 80 per cent of its production to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Until recently, the company used a large format printing machine from 2006. To increase the product quality and range of services, the company decided to replace the old energy intensive machine.

The company addressed PolSEFF for affordable financing for this investment.

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

The PLN 1.35 million investment allowed the company to increase the production capacity by 37 per cent, while decreasing the overall energy consumption by 57 per cent. The energy savings immediately become production cost savings and can be seen as additional income. The investment will be repaid from energy savings and increased sales in just one year. In addition, the company can now reach out to a wider range of customers thanks to the diversified possibilities of the new machine. Last, but not least, the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 36 tonnes per year, making a small but valuable contribution to the mitigation of the negative effect of human activity on the climate.

This project enables the company to reinforce its business position and competitiveness. It proves that investments in energy efficient modernisation brings multiple benefits and secures sustainable business development.

The EBRD, through PolSEFF, 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.