June 04, 2003
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Porsche Acclaimed for Energy-Saving Compressed Air System
Sports Car Producer
Significantly Reduces Power Consumption in Zuffenhausen Plant
Stuttgart - Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been awarded the "Compressed Air
Efficiency" Prize today for particularly efficient energy deployment
in production. The compressed air system serves to drive and to control
tools and machines in the vehicle assembly process for the 911 and Boxster
model ranges. By fundamentally modernizing the system, the sports car
producer succeeded in cutting the energy required in this area by 25 %.
Consequently, annual power consumption fell by 483,000 kilowatt hours and
annual cold water consumption by approx. 68,000 cubic meters - which, at
the same time, is reflected in notably lower operational costs. In
addition, there are environmental benefits from the investment: The energy
conservation means that carbon dioxide emissions produced are reduced by
approx. 280 tonnes per year.
Today, Rezzo Schlauch,
Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Commerce and
Labour presented the price to Dr. Reinhold Neitzel, Head of Vehicle
Assembly in the main Porsche AG plant. "Porsche has consistently and
successfully introduced energy efficient production processes, explained
Mr. Schlauch. "By modernizing its compressed air system, the company
has shown economic and ecological responsibility while maintaining the
highest quality requirements." Porsche is the first winner of this
prize, which is awarded by the "compressed air efficiency"
campaign - a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute ISI, the German
Energy Agency (DENA) and the Compressed Air Professional Association in
(May 27, 2003)