Sarginsons, which specialises in lightweight castings, has invested £200,000 in equipment that will reduce its carbon emissions by 524.9 tonnes per year.
The new de-coring machine is used to remove the internal sand cores that are manufactured, and cast over, to create hollow section lightweight chassis components.
It is the latest in a series of investments made by Sarginsons to make it more environmentally friendly and has been supported by a £50,000 grant from the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme assisted by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).
The Green Business Programme is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is being delivered by Coventry City Council.
Anthony Evans, managing director of Sarginsons, said: “We are still forging ahead with our plans to grow and invest in the future.
“A major part of those plans is reducing our carbon footprint and is something we have been doing over a number of years now with a series of investments. We have a key strategic plan to establish Sarginsons as a carbon neutral business through a net zero carbon footprint in the coming years.
“We are delighted to be able to invest in a new de-coring machine, which will reduce our carbon emissions by a further 524.9 tonnes per year, and we are extremely grateful for the support from the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme.”
Cllr Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs and regeneration at Coventry City Council, said: “I’m really pleased that we could support Sarginsons to move to more energy efficiency production. It makes environmental sense and business sense – so it’s a winner all around.
“Our Green Business Programme can provide grant funding to local businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills and it’s great to see a Coventry based manufacturing business leading the way.”
Photo: (left to right): Visiting Sarginsons in 2019, Councillor Jim O’Boyle is with Anthony Evans (Sarginsons), Annette Milton (Sarginsons), Kevin Brierley (Sarginsons)