Project duration: 6.5.2022 - 31.5.2023
Purpose and objective of the operation:
The objective of the investment is to fundamentally intervene in the most important parts of the production process, which will result in significant changes in key items that have an impact on the environment, in particular energy consumption, material consumption and potential adverse impacts on the environment and on employees.
The first newly installed product of the investment will be a robotic grinding cell, which is designed for grinding guards. The purchase of this machine will replace the manual grinding of guards, which has so far been carried out using hand grinding machines. This will reduce the number of working hours required to carry out this task, reduce electricity costs and the consumption of consumables, and above all reduce the strain on workers, which can lead to permanent injuries in the long term and have a negative impact on the health and well-being of employees. The second part of the investment is the dust cabin. The new painting technology is more environmentally friendly as it does not contain organic volatile substances. The changeover is also expected to result in significant savings for the company, both in terms of reduced paint and electricity costs, as well as reduced maintenance costs.
The energy audit carried out identified the need for the company to install a process air management system and upgraded piping. The installation of this system will significantly reduce the cost of electricity consumption. The system is highly energy-efficient and offers significant energy savings. The system will be installed and information technology will be introduced to close and open the process air supply to the production plant on the basis of programmed data according to the production needs.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the call for proposals "Digital Transformation of the Economy", published by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, up to €491,817.33, with a total financial value of €1,975,170.00. The investment is part of the actions of the Slovenian Recovery and Resilience Plan, funded by the EU's NextGenerationEU mechanism, which can be found at the following link https://www.gov.si/en/registries/projects/the-recovery-and-resilience-plan/
"Funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU"