Hamm to meet 2023 sustainability target

By Leila Steed16 May 2022

Hamm's plant in Tirschenreuth, Germany Hamm’s manufacturing plant in Tirschenreuth, Germany, utilises a number processes and systems to lower CO2 emissions. (Photo: Hamm)

Compaction equipment specialist Hamm is on course to meet a key environmental target next year.

Dirk Pressgott, Hamm’s plant manager, said, “By implementing numerous individual measures, by 2023 we will have reduced the waste per produced machine by approximately 20% compared with 2019.”

Hamm, which received its ISO 14001 environmental certification a year ago, has incorporated several processes and systems in recent years to improve the sustainability of its operations, with a particular focus on manufacturing. 

Its production plant in Tirschenreuth, located in northeast Bavaria, Germany, has a geothermal heating and cooling system that has lowered its CO2 output by roughly 86 tonnes a year since its installation in 2013.

Its manufacturing line also uses a painting process that “reduces the amount of paints and solvents used”, and the company further saves energy by recovering brake energy from each new machine that rolls of the production line, via recuperation at the test bench.

Hamm’s proactive approach to sustainability has also seen the company reduce its paper use by 70% annually, thanks to a “print on demand” rule, and save additional energy by switching to electric forklift trucks and LED lights – this has resulted in an 80-tonne reduction in CO2 output a year.

Dr Stefan Klumpp, member of the Executive Board of Hamm AG, said, “Protecting the environment is vital for us. This applies not only to our operations as a manufacturing company, but also to our products.”

With regard to its equipment models, which can run on non-fossil fuels such as biodiesel or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), Hamm’s rollers now incorporate biodegradable hydraulic oils, oscillation technology and power trains with consumption-reducing technology. 

Digital technologies that optimise equipment operation have also been designed to lower carbon emissions.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Construction Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Longer Reads
Interview: Doosan Bobcat’s Gustavo Otero
Construction Europe’s Cat Jones meets the Doosan Bobcat president to discuss everything from new innovations to a new beginning for hundreds of Ukrainians
Doosan’s new grade of crawler dozers
Company seeks to deliver top power in crawler dozers in its latest move to become a full line equipment supplier
3D printing: New tech being used to build in Africa
Holcim subsidiary 14Trees is the first firm to use 3D printing to build schools and affordable housing in countries across Africa
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Andy Brown Editor, International Construction Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 224 E-mail: andy.brown@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA