Technology for Environmental Protection - Measuring. Controlling. Monitoring.
Environmental Mgmt
Environmental Protection – a long standing tradition at AFRISO-EURO-INDEX

We have been manufacturing measurement and control instruments for energy saving, air pollution control and ground water protection for more than 40 years. Due to our constant concern and involvement with statutory regulations and their practical application in these areas we developed an environmental awareness at a very early stage.
As a privately owned family company we do not chop and change and manufacture one day here and the next day there. We are established in certain locations and firmly linked to the country and its people. An environmentally conscious manufacturing process is the guideline for all concerned who want to take on the responsibility for employees, the factory, the neighbours and the surrounding towns. The position of environmental officer is a highly regarded one and is therefore filled by a company director. Every decision takes account of possible influences on the environment. It starts with any new product and follows through the entire development and manufacturing process right to the end of the product's life cycle.
We do not have manufacturing plant in our company which is classified under our country's 'Immission' Protection Law. Our heating installations are the latest state-of-the-art. Air and noise emissions are minimal. The total company grounds in Gueglingen measure more than 3 hectares, 35% of which is buildings, 30% roads and parking areas and 35% green areas. In 1988 our company received a special award for 'Design of green Industrial Estates' from the greater Heilbronn area council and in 1999 the Environment Award of the 'Association of Independent Companies' (ASU). Since 1994 we have been a member of ISD Interseroh GmbH, one of the leading environmental service enterprises for recycling processes.

Successful Environmental Protection is only achieved when all concerned believe in it.
As early as 1998 we registered our company for certification under (EMAS) EG-Oko-Audit and also according to DIN ISO 14001 (pdf, 135 KB). Due to its greater international acceptance we only carry today the ISO certification.

Our employees are also highly motivated. Since 1998 they submitted a total of 228 improvement proposals relating to 'Environment', 212 of which were put into practice.



Our photovoltaic installations have already fed the following kWh of solar power into the grid:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014
109.327 kWh 212.670 kWh 286.796 kWh 261.040 kWh 228.155 kWh 313.437 kWh

2015
357.895 kWh
 
Our investments in environmental protection so far amounted to:

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007
€ 60.984 € 27.604 € 75.995 € 41.387 € 38.223 € 24.545
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
€ 244.189 € 649.621 € 180.959 € 140.015 € 28.550 € 32.260
2014 2015
€ 133.840 € 70.000


The most important environmental protection measures at a glance:
2015
Energy audit DIN EN 16247-1
New insulated glazing in service department
New format for operating insructions
LED lighting in various areas
2014
Study 'Energy Efficiency'
Solar heat for service water
Photovoltaic system 105 kWp
Conversion to LED for alleyway and outdoor lighting
2013
Underfloor heating system in new training room
Rainwater cistern 20,400 litres
Conversion of light system preproduction (new luminous colour -> 50% energy savings)
Two permanently installed measuring instruments for measuring the consumption of compressed air
Measuring instrument for measuring and optimising the energy consumption of plastic injection moulding machine
Measuring instrument for locating leaks in compressed air systems
2012
Leak testing of all sewer lines
Hydraulic balancing of the entire heating system with Vario-Q-valves
Insulating glass for window elements in a part of the production hall
2011
Geothermal probes
Underfloor heating Lindenstraße 33
Entrance elements with glass panels administration
Fire protection measures
Fire alarm system laboratory and technology
2010
Photovoltaic system 61 kWp
Fire protection door
Gas analyzer for containers
Partiton wall goods receipt
Outdoor silo for plastic granules
Facade insulation assembly hall
2009
Photovoltaic system 171 kWp
New windows for stair case
New roof with thermal insulation in Amorbach
2008
New roofs and windows for the technical and administration buildings
Insulation of facades at the upper front of the administration building
New insulated heating pipes between the brick- and technical building
Solar installation for warm water on the roof of the injection moulding shop
Installation of smoke and heat extraction equipment in the staircase area of the
administration and technical buildings
Installation of new compensation equipment in the transformer station of the injection
moulding shop
Fire protection measures
2007
Redesign and recultivation of external areas of premises
Flood water protection for manufacturing hall
Smoke protection and smoke alarm in tooling store II
2006
Replacement of single glazing by insulation glazing in the 'assembly fixture construction' hall
Exchange of all cellar windows and fitting of insulation glass windows
Reporting of 'Zaber' river levels via internet based Event Reporting System from the
AFRISO product range
Exchange of powder type extinguishers by foam type extinguishers
2005
Flood water protection as a result of earth removal alongside the river bed
Flood water protection of all affected doors and gates by special 'Spund' walls
Installation of CCTV cameras at recycling yard
2004
Heating of the office extension by heat recovery compressor installation
Replacement of cooling tower by a sealed cooling circulation system for the injection
moulding department
2003
Extension of the fire extinguishing installation
Energy saving resulting from use of new pellet dryers
2002
Rapid action gates in assembly halls
Saving of paper through electronic archiving
Reduction of water consumption through installation of a circulation system in laboratory tests
External Auditors for Environmental Protection confirm that our engagement on the environmental front over the years has been and still is above average.