We don’t just concentrate on the finer details of blade manufacture at Dakin-Flathers, such as the difference a micron can make to a CNC milled blade tip. We think wider… in fact, we think about the whole world and how we can reduce any impact we make on it. Every business should take corporate and social responsibility for their actions. We’ve taken big steps in minimizing our effect on the environment. From recycling packaging and waste materials during production to the more recent investment in renewable energy. This bandsaw manufacturer goes green.
Looking like something from a sci-fi movie, our two Solar PV Trackers have been installed at our state-of-the-art 24 hour manufacturing facility. These units maximize solar electricity production by tracking the sun throughout the day. However, even this pair are dwarfed by the 1034 Solar PV Panels that clad the roof of our premises. You’d never even notice from the street.
Towering over both of these environmentally-friendly sources of green power though is our rather elegant looking wind turbine. It can get a bit breezy here in Yorkshire so it was an obvious addition!
The result of all this solar and wind technology is impressive. All three combine to generate around 237,600 kWh of greener energy. This is around 20% of the Dakin-Flathers manufacturing facilities overall power usage and delivers annual CO2 savings of 142,560 kg. To give you an idea of what that equates to in terms of production, the renewable energy alone that we generate enables us to make over 5 million feet of ‘green’ bandsaw blades.