Penny Hydraulics have several schemes in place to achieve our ambition of becoming a sustainable manufacturer. This means that the products we manufacture and the services we deliver:
Use non-polluting processes
Conserve energy and natural resources
Are economically sound
Safe for employees, communities, and consumers.
We have already made significant progress towards our goal. In 2014, Penny Hydraulics invested in solar panels to produce 50% of our own electricity, passing any unused energy back to the national grid. Penny Hydraulics has the ability to generate 100% of its own power but it is a little published fact that solar arrays are generally capped by the National Grid, claiming they do not want the surplus energy at weekends and evenings.
We have invested in making our factory premises as environmentally sound as possible. Investments include computer-controlled heating systems, LED lighting, low-energy computers, state-of-the-art insulation, a programme of switching to electric company cars, and landfill-free waste management.