- Fabweld Steel Products share their plans for sustainability and urges suppliers to follow suit.
- Fabweld is investing £0.5 million in capital projects to achieve a cleaner, more intelligent future.
- They have installed a nitrogen generator powered by solar energy to reduce nitrogen gas deliveries and costs.
- Fabweld plans to grow by 70% over the next five years through efficiency improvements, new technologies, and renewable energy.
Fabweld Steel Products, based in Telford, UK designs and manufactures standard and bespoke access covers for the construction and built environment industries.Fabweld’s CEO Wayne Carter is striving for a more sustainable future, calling on every supplier to be on the path to sustainability. Fabweld share plans to embrace a cleaner, more intelligent future by investing £0.5 million in capital expenditure projects to bring its plans to life.
Fabweld Steel Products sustainability journey
The latest addition to Fabweld’s facility is a nitrogen generator, run predominantly using solar energy generated by the PV panels fitted to the factory roof. According to Fabweld, large amounts of nitrogen are used in the precision laser cutting of steel products. With an onsite solar-powered nitrogen generator Fabweld have been able to eliminate over 40 gas deliveries a year and control the cost of making their products.
Carter said: “Steel is very energy intensive to make so we are supporting the steel industry’s transition to a more sustainable future by switching the majority of our steel supply to a stockholder that sources material from Scandinavia where the carbon footprint associated with steel production is much lower than India, China and Eastern Europe. We are also actively trying to use less steel in our products, but without compromising on quality or performance.”
Intelligent, sustainable innovation
Fabweld’s R&D team is focused on creating more intelligent, sustainable products looking at what material content can be removed from new and existing product designs to reduce the steel content while maintaining load capability.
Over the next five years, Fabweld has ambitions to grow 70% by maximising efficiencies and utilising new technologies and renewable energy.
Carter adds: “We are developing our Net Zero Road Map to address our current and future sustainability challenges, including implementing effective, practical solutions and metrics to reduce our scope 1 & 2 emissions. Our customers want to do business with sustainable suppliers, and our ultimate ambition is to continue to expand our operations while reducing our impact on the environment.”