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Industry

Introduction

Energy is and remains an essential basis for the economies of the industrialised world. Trade and industry can considerably reduce its energy consumption in the coming years without endangering productivity. Or, to put it another way: In other words, energy efficiency equates to cost efficiency - a clear competitive advantage.

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Globally, in all fields of industry, the potential for improved energy efficiency through improved procedures is significant. The following industrial technologies are widely used: compressed air and pump systems as well as air, refrigeration and conveyor technology. Today, most companies could potentially reduce their consumption of electricity and associated costs for these cross-application technologies by 5% to 50%. In most cases, the payback period is less than two years and the return on investment is more than 25%. Therefore, measures that improve energy efficiency are extremely appealing to companies for economic reasons.