George Katsanevakis – Managing Director, Sussex Taps – explains how the company invests in business improvements that reduces operating costs and increases productivity.
Rather than continuing to maintain its foundry's existing cooling tower, the business investigated the available technologies and decided to install an air-cooled adiabatic cooling system. Katsanevakis explains that while the initial capital outlay was higher the air-cooled system has delivered the best results with cooling-related energy costs down by 90% and production up by 7–10%.
Sussex Taps was recognised for its leadership in sustainability and environmental best practice in the 2015 Northern Business Achievement Awards. Sussex Taps is located in Somerton, in northern metropolitan Melbourne.