The French group Arkema, an important global player in the chemical specialties market, signed an agreement with WEG for the supply of high efficiency low voltage electric motors. The motors replacement program is part of an energy efficiency initiative by Arkema which identified and evaluated equipment with the strongest impact on the group’s energy consumption.
In the first phase of the agreement all European operations of Arkema will count on the distribution model proposed by WEG allowing rapid availability of IE3 High Efficiency and IE4 Premium Efficiency motors for their day-to-day replacement needs. According to the company’s own evaluation, the program will allow up to 8% energy savings from its European installed base of nearly 10.000 electric motors.
An extension of this agreement is expected to cover multiple Arkema plants in North America and later in other countries as well.
“The most important criteria for Arkema were efficiency, quality, availability and competitiveness. Positive feedback from sites already equipped with WEG motors also contributed on the final choice”, explains Gustavo Iensen, International Director of WEG.
A global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 8.8 billion Euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 20,000 employees, Arkema operates in close to 55 countries.