- Solar and wind energy systems with battery modules to provide sustainable power supply
- Site in Morocco aims to reduce carbon emissions by 50 tonnes a year from 2023
- DEUTZ is enhancing its green credentials by putting even more of a focus on sustainability in production
Cologne, Sapino, February 23, 2022 – DEUTZ subsidiary Magideutz is turning to green electricity produced inhouse for its industrial energy needs. At its plant in Sapino, Morocco, it has invested in solar and wind energy systems as well as battery modules, partly drawing on products from the E-DEUTZ program. From 2023, DEUTZ wants these systems to be supplying all of the electricity required by its local production and administration unit. The plan is also to run the buildings’ heating and air conditioning systems using green power. DEUTZ will have reduced carbon emissions at the Sapino site by 50 tonnes a year once the generation of electricity is switched entirely to renewables.
Sapino in Morocco is the Company’s main production facility for high-performance gensets. DEUTZ gensets play a key role in the north African market as off-grid sources of energy.
The first green electricity was produced at Sapino in November of last year. The next three months were relatively low on sunlight, of course, but Magideutz was still able to cover 51 percent of its energy needs using solar power and cut carbon emissions by 6.8 tonnes during this test phase. Dr. Matthias Szupories, President of the Administrative Board of Magideutz: “We are investing in further photovoltaic units and wind turbines in order to reduce our carbon footprint and make the site energy independent. The next step will see us generate electricity for our own electric-powered service vans. To do this, we are building a storage system for surplus electricity using the tried and tested battery components from E-DEUTZ’s modular product toolbox.”
Michael Wellenzohn, member of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management responsible for sales, marketing, and service: “DEUTZ is enhancing its green credentials. We are building more and more alternative drives for our customers and are pioneers of carbon-neutral drive systems for off-highway applications. So it makes sense that we are putting greater focus on sustainability not just in our products, but also in production and administration.”
DEUTZ signed up to the United Nations Global Compact on March 31, 2021, On the basis of these ten universally accepted principles, the Company undertook to promote environmental protection, human rights, fair working conditions, and the fight against corruption. By signing up, DEUTZ is also committed to supporting the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs provide guidelines for a global sustainability policy.