A key resource for the production of 30,000 OBO products is energy. The Menden site alone requires around 20 million kilowatt hours of power each year. It is clear that such a demand carries a special responsibility. For this reason, OBO has switched to natural power, generated from 100% regenerative sources.
By choosing power from renewable sources, OBO is reducing CO2 emissions by 9,800 tonnes per year. As a comparison: The same amount would be created if each of the 2,000 OBO employees were to travel 28,000 kilometres in their car every year. In order to save such a volume of CO2 in a biological manner, it would be necessary to plant, for example, 783,000 beech trees.
The flawless origins of our green power are tested and certified by TÜV Süd according to strict directives. The change represents a further step by OBO towards more sustainability.
The OBO factory in Hungary is using a different source of environmentally friendly power. The new photovoltaic system, with a total output of 13,000 Wp, uses the power of the sun to support the operation of factory's own production systems.