Cargotec has become a world leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions from its base in Dundalk, Co Louth.
The company decided to install a new lighting system for a number of reasons including reducing energy usage and lighting costs, reducing maintenance issues and improving their sustainability.
UrbanVolt project managed the installation of almost 800 LED light fittings across the plant.
The work was carried out by contractors King and Moffatt during the summer shutdown in order to cause minimum disruption to the factory. As well as improved lighting, their lighting bill has dropped by two-thirds.
And thanks to the dramatic drop in energy consumption as a result of the more efficient lighting, there has been a reduction in their kVA. This has allowed the company to safely reduce their import capacity without incurring fees or penalties and has delivered even further cash savings.
A major benefit for Cargotec is also the reduction in maintenance issues and cost, as the on-site staff no longer have to upgrade and fix light fittings daily. UrbanVolt has assumed that responsibility and will maintain all the LED light fittings for five years.