Adelphi Group win their second Environmental Award of 2018

The Adelphi Group of Companies are delighted to have won the Sustainable Manufacturer category at this year’s Made in the South East Awards. Adelphi are manufacture process and packaging machinery and equipment, including machinery for filling and capping, and work most closely with the food and beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

The winning entry outlined Adelphi’s eco-friendly production facility, The Friary.

Exemplifying Adelphi’s core values, The Friary took into account energy efficiency at every stage of the build, and as a result had eco-friendly LED lighting installed, thermal testing conducted, high quality insulation introduced, and 256 solar panels mounted on the roof of the warehouse, which produce more power than is used. The facility was also constructed to harvest rainwater for use in cleaning and plumbing. Whilst work was underway on The Friary, an artesian well was uncovered, which was excavated, re-lined and recommissioned. This, along with the harvested rainwater, now serves all the buildings on Adelphi’s site with water for cleaning and machine testing.

Wherever difficult choices were presented, Adelphi avoided taking the cheapest option, to deliver a facility to be proud of in every regard. Staff, contacts and clients alike have been impressed with the scope of the project, which was designed to deliver a statement about Adelphi’s commitment to a more sustainable future. Now complete, The Friary has given life to a new consciousness within the company, and a determination to improve our environmental impact in as many ways as possible.

The win follows on from Adelphi’s Environmental Initiative of the Year award at the Process and Packaging Machinery Awards in September this year. Everyone at Adelphi is understandably delighted with the double-victory, with Managing Director Chris Wilson commenting that “these awards reflect the commitment Adelphi have to pursuing excellence. We have sustainability concerns at our heart, and are constantly looking to improve our manufacturing and engineering processes. We are thrilled to have been recognised among our peers at such prestigious events”.

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