In just under 12 months, Ingham’s management and operations staff, with guidance from Energetics, collaborated to achieve energy consumption savings across the business of 6% - a significant accomplishment for an energy management program’s first year.
When compared with resource management programs for similar sized organisations, which typically build up 10% to 15% savings over five to eight years, the result places this iconic poultry producer as a top performer.
Ingham’s success was based on a thorough, structured program with regular meetings, on-going technical and corporate funding support. With significant energy savings due to equipment replacement or upgrade, broader benefits are also realised with lower maintenance and labour costs. Ingham also achieved production and quality improvements from process changes in the business’ feed mills.
Looking to the energy program’s second year, Ingham recognises the longer term and strategic value in energy management, with expected further savings and value created, particularly in improved plant utilisation.