Rosti Automotive is committed to ensuring we protect our planet and leave the right legacy for our children and grandchildren.
At Rosti Automotive, the parts we manufacture for vehicles are lighter than conventional solutions, aiding performance, handling and most importantly fuel efficiency. They are also intended to be recyclable at the end of the vehicle’s life. Both these factors will minimise environmental impact.
Our commitment to minimising our environmental impact goes beyond our product range and into the heart of how we operate our business. We believe that this is also makes good commercial sense. All of our manufacturing sites hold the International Standard, ISO 14001, demonstrating our professional environmental management approach.
Rosti Automotive’s determination to minimise our environmental impact is best exemplified by four initiatives at our Larkhall site, near Glasgow.
Rosti Automotive recognises the management of health, safety and the environment is integral in delivering a service that complies with and exceeds our customers’ expectations.
We are committed to managing risks and opportunities by the setting of clear health, safety and environmental objectives and monitoring our performance in order to achieve this.
The site has constructed a 2.2megawatt Enercon wind turbine on the site in order to significantly reduce the amount of energy it uses. In fact, at certain times, the turbine actually contributes electricity back into the grid. Calculations show that the turbine reduces CO2 output from the site by 2,000 tonnes per year.
In 2017 we completed the installation of two Herz – Biofire Biomass boilers, each rated to 1,000 Kilowatts. These connect to the Powermatic perimeter space heating and roof ventilation units, to heat and cool the site to an average of 23 degrees celsius.
This new capability has reduced our gas consumption by 50% and will save on average 46 tonnes of CO2 per year.
New lighting across the plant has resulted in both better conditions (1,000 Lux) at workstations, for quality checks to be completed and also a reduction of 45 Tonnes of CO2 per annum.
Recent investments in state of the art presses have resulted in the site having 15 injection moulding presses, ranging from 650 to 1500 tonnes, with the new low energy ECO drive systems. Tests have shown that these presses use up to 50% less energy than traditional presses. On average the saving amounts to 28 tonnes of CO2 per press per annum. A total of 420 tonnes of CO2 saved per year.