Winterthur, 9 January 2024
Stadtwerke Winterthur has taken significant steps towards securing a sustainable energy supply throughout 2023 by installing high-performance district heating pipes on Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse in Winterthur, among other locations. PAWI Packaging Schweiz AG, part of the PAWI Group AG, took advantage of this progress and invested 330,000 CHF in the switch to environmentally friendly district heating from Stadtwerke Winterthur.
Until now, PAWI Packaging Schweiz AG has used three large gas heating systems that had already been active for over a decade. The gas was used only to heat water and the office buildings. The decision to connect to the district heating system of Stadtwerke Winterthur in 2021 was a strategic measure based on its comprehensive sustainability strategy.
The investment of 330,000 CHF in this forward-looking conversion means that PAWI Packaging Schweiz AG will not need to make any additional investments in heating systems in the coming decades. In addition, there are no maintenance costs since no tanks, boilers, or exhaust systems (chimneys) are required. Thanks to district heating, the packaging manufacturer is also helping to save an impressive 141,282 kilograms of CO2 per year.
The safe hot water connection supports the deep-seated sustainability principles of PAWI Packaging Schweiz AG: The supplied hot water is ecological, locally produced, odourless and available around the clock and all year round based on a centralised control system from Stadtwerke Winterthur.
About the company:
The PAWI Group AG is an innovative, family-run company with headquarters in Winterthur (Switzerland) and additional locations in Singen (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland). It employs around 370 people and specialises in the production of high-quality and highly refined packaging solutions. The company attaches great importance to the highest hygiene standards as well as ecological aspects, which means that the development of sustainable solutions is always at the centre of attention. The dedication to continuous innovation and outstanding quality is reflected in every product that comes out of the three plants of the PAWI Group. The company ensures short delivery times and provides its clients maximum flexibility to meet their individual requirements. Thanks to streamlined processes, high productivity and the best possible automation, the packaging solutions of the PAWI Group always meet the highest standards and fully satisfy the client needs.
Edoardo Finotti, Co-CEO Operations
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