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Monday, 11 November

Cummins - Very Pleased to See You

Savortex, for its IoT and advertising hand dryers and Augean Integrated Services for its food waste service, have both been given Successful Innovator status by Cummins.

The pair join ten others on the 2017 Cummins Environmental Gateway list.

Cummins is the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world. The company tries to boost sustainability credentials through its Environmental Gateway.  Launched in September 2016, the project seeks to stimulate supply chain companies of all sizes to come forward with market-ready, sustainable innovations to help Cummins achieve their environmental targets in the UK.

Denis Ford, International Sourcing Leader EMEA, NE/SE Asia & S. Pacific at Cummins said: “We have been very impressed with the quality of innovation this time around and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings.”

Augean presented a number of options to reduce wood waste, resulting in reduced traffic movements with consequent benefits of reduction of carbon emissions, lower road noise and improved air quality and road safety for local communities. The solution also offers further benefits in the form of recycling and renewable energy generation, consistent with circular economy principles.

Edward Pigg from Augean said: “The Cummins Environmental Gateway focuses on the practical adoption of sustainable innovations rather than leaving the idea at just a conceptual stage. We are looking forward to meeting the challenge of testing out our innovations at the Cummins site in Darlington over the next few months, at which point we hope to join the first ever Cummins Environmental Innovations Inventory.”

 

Super dry

Savortex will have its EcoCurve range of hand dryers trialled at Cummins’ sites across the UK. Cummins pulled the same stroke last year and persuaded Savortex to provide its energy saving dryers free of charge.

Using a patented energy recovery and curved air delivery technology, these dryers are claimed to deliver a 66% energy saving compared to any other dryer on the market, with 97% savings when compared to using paper towels.

Syed Ahmed, CEO at Savortex, said: “Our hand dryers have been designed to transform the washroom market by delivering sustainability.”

Picture: Ad fab - Savortex dryers are energy efficient, will collect washroom information and distribute it via the net and will offer users advertising whilst they dry  

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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