The relevance of climate and environmental protection has increased significantly for press and plant manufacturers. More and more customers are paying attention to sustainability aspects such as energy and resource efficiency when purchasing machinery. Since over 90 per cent of Koenig & Bauer’s carbon footprint is generated during product use, the company is actively committed to preserving and protecting the environment through a wide range of initiatives for emission-reduced products.
With the 2022 special campaign of the company suggestion scheme, Koenig & Bauer called on employees at the Würzburg and Radebeul sites to submit suggestions for increasing the energy efficiency of its products. Various prizes were offered for the three best ideas, such as an e-bike worth around 2,500 euros, a wellness voucher for an organic hotel and a voucher for a bicycle shop, in addition to the bonuses regulated in the company agreement. The energy efficiency topic related to the printing presses met with great enthusiasm among employees and numerous suggestions were submitted. Within the framework of the company suggestion scheme, the staff can actively contribute to operational improvement processes with a wide range of different possibilities.
A committee of experts and works council members evaluated the ideas received on the basis of the available expert assessments and practical feasibility and determined the three prize winners. First place went to Tim Kämpfe’s brilliant energy efficiency idea. The second and third-placed ideas for saving energy in the use of Koenig & Bauer presses came from Thomas Wünsche and Dirk Herrmann. Implementation of the award-winning innovative energy efficiency proposals has already begun. The entire Koenig & Bauer team extends its warmest congratulations to the three prize winners and thanks them for their good ideas for increasing the energy efficiency of the products.