PROJECT Green Energy

SANEX

Greener production and management processes in the ceramic tiles industry.

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Romania

Greener production and management processes in the ceramic tiles industry.

Romanian market for floor tiles is rapidly growing. SANEX has specialized to produce wall tiles and cannot cope with the demand for floor tiles as the existing production lines work at maximum capacity. The project’s objective is to enable SANEX to take advantage of current business opportunities in the ceramic tiles market while greening the company’s production and management processes. 

The project’s objective is to enable SANEX to take advantage of current business opportunities in the ceramic tiles market while greening the company’s production and management processes. The main beneficiaries will be SANEX’s employees, customers and local community.

Through the project, a new spray dryer with a larger capacity will be purchased and a new construction will be built to install it – as first steps necessary to provide sufficient powder to feed a new production line used exclusively for floor tiles production planned to be implemented in next years.

IDN provided expertise in the field of green solutions for industries and process management, contributing to successful implementation of Sanex strategy for becoming eco-friendly and environmentally responsible. The specific outcomes of the partnership consisted in the development of a CSR Strategy with ethical guidelines, a workshop on environmental issues with SANEX employees and an external CSR event. The partnership of SANEX and IDN strengthens the bilateral relations, reinforcing the cooperation and exchange of experience during the 3 visits of IDN experts in Romania.

Compared to the levels before implementation, the project lead to:

  • Increasing drying capacity of ceramic tiles by about 40% 
  • Reducing natural gas consumption by 14%
  • Improving management practices and increase employee awareness of environmental issue

Period

MAR 2015 - MAR 2016