With this investment, Aliberico expects to obtain environmental benefits equivalent to avoiding the annual emission of 200 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and the plantation of 400 trees.
Madrid, Tuesday 1 February.- Aliberico, the leading private family-owned Spanish and European manufacturer of semi-finished aluminium products, has completed the connection of its first solar photovoltaic roof installation for self-consumption at the factory of its subsidiary RedBOND Composites, in Alicante.
The installation consists of 980 solar panels, with a power of 445.90kW, and with it Aliberico expects to obtain environmental benefits equivalent to avoiding the emission of 200 tons/year of CO2 into the atmosphere and the planting of 400 trees.
This investment is part of the Aliberico Group’s Sustainability Plan, which in 2022 focuses on promoting the Circular Economy and the drastic reduction of CO2 emissions, certifying the Group’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Specifically, the action carried out in RedBOND is focused in the SDG7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate commitment).
« Aliberico’s purpose is to take care of people and the environment with advanced solutions in aluminium, an infinitely recyclable material. Our culture, based on continuous improvement and respect for the environment, has made our brand a reference for industrial sustainability, and we will continue to advance along this path in the upcoming years, » says Clemente González Soler, president of the Aliberico Group.
Cubierta Solar, specialised in photovoltaic installations, has been the company in which Aliberico and RedBOND have relied to carry out the analysis, design and installation of the solar roof. This company is currently working on the analysis of the Group’s needs with a view to transferring these investments to the rest of its factories.
Luis Navarro Buciega, Manager of Cubierta Solar, highlights the importance of « leading companies in their sectors, such as Aliberico and its subsidiary RedBOND, taking the step and demonstrating their confidence in clean energies. An example of how it is possible to manufacture more efficiently, generating savings and providing significant benefits to the environment« .
RedBOND Composites, specialised in the manufacture of aluminium composite panels for digital printing, interior decoration and signage, is currently undertaking the expansion and modernisation of its factory in order to increase its export capacity. In this context, and in order to reduce CO2 emissions, it has chosen solar energy to cover part of its electricity supply, taking advantage of its privileged location for this type of installation.
Since the start of its activity in 2012, Aliberico has constantly investing in RedBOND, creating economic and social wealth in the area. A first production line was followed by a second one in 2018 with highly advanced technology that allowed to double its production capacity. In 2022, apart from the investment in the photovoltaic installation, it expects to complete the construction of a new warehouse.
RedBOND Composites exports more than 90% of its production and has doubled the number of employees in just 5 years.