Occupational safety and environmental protection
Handtmann – occupational safety as part of everyday life
Certified environmental protection
Environmental and energy protection and occupational safety are important components of our corporate policy. With our certified environment and energy management systems, we guarantee compliance with international automotive standards, all the prescribed requirements as well as the commitment to dealing with natural resources responsibly. For us, it is important that the environmental protection ethos is put into practice in all corporate divisions and processes. For example, this is seen within the company by the use of internal cycles at various points. This includes 100 % sand regeneration, cooling water cycles and the deployment of reusable packaging that is cleaned and used again.
Handtmann reports annually to the CDP as part of its CO2 reporting.
Efficient use of energy
Melting and processing metal are very energy-intensive. We are therefore constantly looking into how we can optimise our use of energy. One outcome of this is our internal shared heating network. It enables us to collect waste heat from various processes and to supply it exactly where heat is needed. The heat no longer needs to be generated by means of electricity. The shared heating network can be dismantled again if required.
Close and innovative cooperation with our service providers and plant engineers is one of our defining features. Furnaces and machines often have a long service life. However, they are frequently replaced ahead of time due to wear, decreasing efficiency and innovations on the market. But we do things differently. With practical experience gathered by our staff over decades and the know-how of the plant engineers, we successfully exploit synergies. We thus convert or upgrade furnaces and machines, thereby managing to increase their performance and efficiency despite their age.