Good for people and the environment
For many years, Chugoku has been determined to work in as
ecologically responsible a manner as possible. This is reflected
in not only our products, but also our new-build projects.
We have installed a thermal storage system, for example. In this
system, groundwater in the deeper-lying soil (in our case some
110 m deep) is used as an energy buffer. A thermal storage
system includes a heat exchanger, which allows cold water to
be injected into the cold source in the winter and heated water
into a hot source in the summer. The building can be cooled in
the summer by pumping up the cold water and heated in the
winter by pumping up the hot water. 1,191 solar panels have
been installed on the roof of the factory to supply us with
electricity. The total capacity of these panels is 315,615 Wp /
270 kWh, which allows us to keep our office climate neutral on
weekdays and during working hours at the weekend.
The remaining output is used in the factory. We expect to economise
some 35 percent of our total energy consumption on
an annual basis. For our process cooling, a ring cooling system
has been installed. Water is pumped round and used continuously
without having to be discharged into the sewer.
For the production lines, we opted for the most sustainable and
energy-efficient machines. Smart use of all parameters means
that processes can be regulated to ensure optimal use of the