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Renishaw opens sustainable new facility in Brazil

Posted on 24 May 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 583 times.
Renishaw opens sustainable new facility in BrazilAs part of its commitment to servicing its growing customer base in South America, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has opened a new, sustainable facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in front of 200 invited guests. The new multi-purpose facility, formally opened in March 2024, features an industrial metrology showroom, areas that support additive manufacturing (AM) systems, events and conferencing facilities, and space for retrofitting and service activities.

The facility contains a 550m2 warehouse, a 260m2 showroom for Renishaw’s industrial metrology solutions, along with more than 200m2 for retrofitting and service centre activities, plus areas to support the company’s metal AM systems. The facility also features areas for hosting conferences and customer events, and has capacity for machine tools and robots to demonstrate Renishaw’s products such as the AGILITY range of co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

As part of its commitment to meet ‘net zero’ by 2050 at the latest, Renishaw designed and constructed the facility with sustainability in mind. Material choice and facility design resulted in a 48% reduction in power needed for interior lights. Combined with high efficiency air conditioning, this contributes to a 35% reduction of power consumption when compared to a standard building.

Commitment to sustainability

The facility has 180 solar panels, with the capacity to generate 120,000kW/h of electricity per year, along with three vehicle charging stations, and roofs and terrace with high reflectance ratio that will reduce heat inside the building. As a result, the building will be certified to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system. BD+C NCv4 and LEED level Gold certification should be obtained once the building is fully commissioned.

Fernando Tachikawa, director at Renishaw Brazil, said: “This facility illustrates our commitment to sustainability and enables Renishaw to demonstrate our extensive range of metrology, spectroscopy and additive manufacturing products to customers in South America. We want to ensure our customers that attend this facility have access to the best solutions for their manufacturing and productivity challenges, as well as showcase how we can all make improvements to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry.”

Located with easy access to public transportation and support for employees, the new building uses 60% less water with efficient systems and the reuse of rainwater which is stored in a 15m3 reservoir. An automated irrigation systems using rainwater also contributes to the preservation of green areas.

For further information on how Renishaw is working in partnership with its customers, suppliers, and local communities to create a sustainable future, visit the website here.