Rimplas- Mezzanine floor installed in expanding business

Rimplas- Mezzanine floor installed in expanding business

Background

Rimplas has recently made a huge investment installing a new mezzanine floor. The Low Carbon Business was able to assist the business with a grant towards some new lighting to follow the installation.

Rimplas has been expanding in its operations since it was first established in 1987. The company specialises in mouldings including structural foam, polyurethane and injection mouldings.

Recently Rimplas wanted to expand its factory storage space by installing a huge mezzanine floor. This new floor would mean that the factory and storage space would increase in size.

As part of the project the firm needed to install new lighting to light up the new ground level of the factory. Low Carbon Business was able to offer to assist Rimplas with a grant towards the cost of some more efficient lighting.

Outcomes

Rimplas applied for a European Regional Development grant towards the cost of the new lighting. This was approved at the grants panel and the lighting was installed underneath the mezzanine.

The firm paid £8,840 of which Low Carbon Business was able to reimburse £1,327 towards the cost.

The firms is looking to be able to reduce its power consumption by 10,938 kWh every year, which means that Rimplas is effectively reducing its carbon footprint by 5.74 tonnes of CO2 each year. On top of this the business will be saving £1,093.80 on its overhead bills each year.