Vitronic becomes partner of VDMA's Blue Competence sustainability initiative
17 May 2012Tweet
Vitronic is supporting energy efficient and resource-saving production and automation processes as a partner company in the Blue Competence sustainability initiative of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).
VDMA's sustainability initiative is aiming to create a closer network on the topic of sustainability among mechanical and plant engineering companies. In order to become a Blue Competence partner, companies need to fulfil clearly defined sustainability criteria and standards. Blue Competence thus offers a transparent guide for orientation in looking for companies that develop and produce energy-efficient and resource-saving solutions and products, and that maintain sustainable actions themselves.
Vitronic machine vision products and solutions are bringing the issue of sustainability in industrial automation, logistics and traffic technology to greater attention among users and operators. For example, they ensure that the wrong items or defective items are ejected from the production process early on. This minimises scrap and helps avoid wasting resources in downstream processes and re-working. They help items to be clearly identified and measured, optimise transportation capacities and routes, and reduce energy consumption. In addition, they aid in decreasing the average speed in road traffic and thus reduce fuel consumption.
‘To Vitronic, sustainability is not just a word that is reflected only in the environmental management system; it is a core component of our company strategy today. We continue to strive for our solutions to contribute to greater sustainability on the customer's behalf too,’ said Gerhard Bär, chief operating officer at Vitronic.