Thursday 20th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Carbon Trust funding for new doors

The Bond Group has received an interest-free loan from the Carbon Trust as part of an energy saving project at its warehouse in Sheerness.

The funding is for new doors and followed an energy audit by Union Industries, which makes the Matadoor door range.

The interest-free-loan provided by the Carbon Trust, is designed to pay for itself through the energy savings that replacement equipment provides. The new doors are expected to provide energy savings in the excess of £10,000 including a saving of in excess of £5,000 from the energy-efficient lighting.

As well as using Union’s Bulldoors to assist with eradicating energy loss from loading bays and despatch areas, The Bond Group enlisted Union’s help with a programme to change the internal factory lighting to become more energy-efficient. Union Industries then incorporated this into their loan submission for funding from the Carbon Trust.

The Bond Group remanufactures refrigeration display cases. It was established in 1976 and now operates across five regional sites servicing the UK employing 200 people and has an annual turnover of £15 million.

In addition to carrying out the audit, Union Industries provided heat and energy loss payback calculations to the Carbon Trust in order for the loan to be processed. The heat loss calculation system was independently verified by a Carbon Trust appointed consultant.