We want to contribute to a world that offers a sustainable future with improved quality of life for all. What is now called the megatrend of neo-ecology has been part of our DNA since the beginnings of our family business. That is why we support our customers with machines, systems and services for resource efficiency & climate protection, make our contribution to a functioning circular economy worldwide and operate an ecological site management at all our company headquarters.
In addition to continuous improvements to our machines and services, new approaches to modernising our existing ones and certification for equipment and processes, we focus just as strongly on reducing the energy consumption we require in order to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and to design products that conserve resources as much as possible. We also take responsibility in the value chain and in our production. We promote exchange between our companies and subsidiaries worldwide in order to constantly evaluate and improve our sustainability performance.
This is how we work towards a green future every day - pragmatically, efficiently and fact-driven.
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted worldwide has quadrupled in the last 60 years. The climate protection efforts of the industrialised countries are not sufficient to make the necessary contribution to limiting global warming. Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges and its limitation requires an enormous joint effort by the global community and each individual.
As a globally active group of companies, we in the Brückner Group also have an influence on the climate and the environment. As a company, we want to contribute to the protection of natural resources and reduce negative impacts as much as possible. Our group-wide goals include significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as designing products that conserve resources as much as possible and ensuring their recyclability - also an active contribution to climate protection.
“这种PE薄膜复合材料中其他成分含量低于5%，可以直接回收利用。”Markus Gschwandtner，首席执行官， 布鲁克纳服务技术
“不断反思是发展的动力: 我们常常思考如何更好地在设计、功能、材料、成分和工艺等方面对每一件产品进行优化。”凯孚尔研发中心负责人Matthias Hausmann说。
凯孚尔与我们的客户Faerch一起在欧洲举办了“ 色彩日”: 活动宗旨是保持回收时的颜色生产PET杯子。很长一段时间以来，对客户和商家来说，统一颜色是品质的一种象征。然而，回收材料的颜色会有差异，过去对这种色差的处理是依靠添加剂来补偿。得益于现代人思想的转变，活动中英国的消费者购买了Faerch公司用凯孚尔机器生产的容器。
“我们希望提升软管的重要性，与其他包装相”，PackSys Global公司全球软管事业部负责人Peter Schkoda先生说：“这不仅仅是可回收性的问题，更多地使用回收材料也很重要。”
在PackSys Global公司，最佳材料的问题通常起着重要作用。例如，使用EREMA生产的回收物进行测试。PackSys Global公司的设备还可以生产具有不同阻隔层的软管。
Sustainability can be experienced at the Siegsdorf site. In addition to the management holding of the Brückner Group, Brückner Maschinenbau and Brückner Servtec are also located here. In our ultra-modern buildings, we pay attention to the latest energy and ecological standards - be it in terms of insulation and heat protection or energy supply. For example, we rely on decentralised energy generation and operate our own energy-optimised combined heat and power plant. In addition, the Siegsdorf site was completely converted to climate-neutral electricity and gas last year and is already CO2-Net Zero in these two areas. In order to have a consistently low CO2 footprint and improved air quality at the site, we maximise the available green spaces and refrain from sealing areas. In addition to extensive green strips on our campus, we have created a bee meadow to provide more stable living conditions for resident insects. Instead of large car parks, our employees have access to two modern multi-storey car parks with infrastructure for e-charging stations. As we attach great importance to recycling, we have our own modern recycling yard on the company premises for sorting and collecting waste and work closely with the local waste disposal company. The on-site canteen mainly uses regional products and the children of our employees are allowed to develop freely in the company kindergarten.
Just under 30 kilometres from Siegsdorf, group member Kiefel has its headquarters in Freilassing. With various certifications in the field of waste management and recycling, our colleagues work daily towards a more sustainable future. Savings in primary raw materials of over 400 tonnes, CO2 savings of a further 400 tonnes and energy generation or savings of over 3,500 MWh are just a few examples of our efforts. Energy-efficient and low-emission construction of the company buildings is visible, among other things, in the optimised lighting concept. In addition, we strive to avoid unnecessary waste of water and energy, for example, in the cooling of our facilities. Therefore, we installed coolers in a closed water circuit that work without evaporation. They are used to cool process water, compressors and air conditioning systems. With our suppliers and service providers, we push for regional value creation and rely on short transport routes within the region.
The PackSys Global site in Rüti (Switzerland) has been shining in new splendour since 2021. A completely new building was constructed here, which combines the office wing and production halls under one roof. Already in the concept phase, attention was paid to the use of sustainable building materials. Instead of ten truckloads of concrete, we used the sustainable material Cobiax for the insulation of the building and thus managed with one truck delivery. The photovoltaic system on the roof provides 70% of the electricity needed, and the Minergie-standard ventilation system ensures clean air in all rooms throughout. Plants from the region have found their new home in the atrium and the roof terrace has been extensively planted with greenery. A central cooling water system and an intelligent lighting system based on particularly energy-saving principles underline the world-famous Swiss virtue: when we tackle a subject, we do it thoroughly and comprehensively.
At the Brückner Group China, based in Suzhou, the sustainability measures are very diverse. In the metropolis of 13 million inhabitants, many employees commute to work by car, and at rush hour many routes are hopelessly congested. After the introduction of flexible working hours, which is still rather rare in China, BGC employees can choose their optimal time window themselves and thus sometimes save 1 hour or even more in traffic jams every day. This is not only good for their nerves, but also for the environment. In addition, electric charging stations are available at the site. Further measures are planned for the coming years.
In recent years, Brückner Slovakia has implemented comprehensive structural measures to improve sustainability. In addition to more energy-efficient insulation of the roof, annual fuel savings were achieved by switching to natural gas. An adjustment of the waste concept reduces transport costs and with the installation of modern LED lighting, the office and production facilities could also be further improved in terms of energy technology.
In Mumbai, which can be quite hot, the colleagues of the
Brückner Group India pay attention to climate-efficient control of all air-conditioning systems and thus reduce carbon emissions on a daily basis. By converting wooden transport crates into work tables, we are also pursuing quite creative approaches to reducing waste. In general, the issue of waste management has a special significance for us in a country like India. The local processing plants are constantly being modernised and our colleagues take care to handle plastic responsibly. For example, we participate in the "Bottles for change" initiative and collect all the plastic bottles that accumulate in the office every day. These are then shredded by an organisation and reprocessed into new products.