In today’s fast-paced and consumer-driven world, the need for sustainability has never been more critical. As environmental concerns grow, Penny Hydraulics recognises the importance of adopting eco-friendly practices that minimises our ecological footprint; working towards sustainable manufacturing for all of our processes.
We firmly believe that sustainability is not just an option; it’s a responsibility that lies at the heart of every business. As a leading provider of lifting and handling solutions, offering Vehicle Mounted Lifting Equipment, Goods Lifts, Lighting Winch Systems, Nuclear Materials Handling Solutions, and more, we are committed to integrating sustainable practices into every aspect of our operations. Some of the many ways Penny Hydraulics have invested in sustainable practices include:
Landfill-Free Waste Management
Waste is a significant concern in all manufacturing processes. Penny Hydraulics has implemented advanced waste reduction strategies that minimise waste and, by careful material choices, maximises re-use and recycling efforts. We strive to achieve a circular economy where resources are used more efficiently.
Responsible Material Sourcing
We are devoted to sourcing raw materials and components from suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability. By collaborating with eco-conscious partners, we work together to drive down our greenhouse gas emissions and to be a benefit to the communities in which we operate.
Reuse and Recycling of Equipment
We manufacture equipment with longevity and whole-life sustainability in mind; creating equipment that is designed to be maintained – not replaced. Our vehicle mounted cranes are readily moved from one vehicle to the next and our goods lifts can be reconfigured to suit new premises as your business grows. This will always be a massive cost and carbon saving over buying new. However, should your equipment need decommissioning, Penny Hydraulics will bring it back to our facility, strip it, and recycle it.
State-of-the-art insulation minimises heat loss from the factory and computer-controlled heating systems have reduced gas use by over 30%. Low-energy computers, variable-speed compressors, and LED lighting systems have significantly reduced our energy usage while maintaining high-quality production standards.
Solar-Powered Manufacturing Facilities
Ahead of the curve, our manufacturing facilities invested in solar panels back in 2014 in order to produce 50% of our own electricity and pass on the excess back to the national grid. Nearly a decade later, we are expanding the arrays to fuel Tesla cars with any shortfall sourced via a zero-carbon generator.
Penny Hydraulics recognises the importance of collaborating with sustainable suppliers, and our recent Supplier Sustainability Day exemplifies this. Designed to unite and network like-minded businesses and sectors, we aimed to share ideas on how we can collaborate to produce a more sustainable supply chain for the future, and encourage and support sustainable business practices in our local areas and further afield.