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ASG Embracing A Sustainable Manufacturing Strategy

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ASG Group, the Stockport-based aerospace conglomerate, is making significant strides in decarbonising aerospace manufacturing. With a long-term vision for sustainability, the company is spearheading initiatives across its subsidiaries, evidenced by three recent case studies that reflect ASG Group’s unwavering commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and fostering environmental innovation.

At ASG Produmax in Baildon, a collaborative effort with Bradford Council underscores the company’s dedication to local decarbonisation. This initiative is part of the broader Bradford Manufacturing Futures project, which aims to develop best practices and strategic roadmaps for sustainable manufacturing. Managing Director Jeremy Ridyard highlights the significance of this engagement:

“Our involvement in the Bradford Manufacturing Futures initiative aligns seamlessly with the ASG Group’s overarching commitment to decarbonisation and sustainability. By pooling resources, expertise, and innovation, we can play our role in catalysing positive change not only within Bradford but also across the wider region.”

In Bromborough, ASG AMF Engineering has taken a substantial step towards environmental sustainability with a significant investment in a new solar panel system. This week, nearly 700 solar panels are being installed, forming a 220kW system expected to generate approximately 160,000 kWh annually. The project is anticipated to yield financial benefits of £40,000 to £50,000 per year, ensuring a return on investment within just 2 to 3 years. Simon Kirkman, Managing Director of ASG AMF Engineering, expressed his enthusiasm for the project:

“We are thrilled to kickstart the installation of our solar panel system. This investment is a crucial part of our strategy to enhance our environmental performance while delivering cost savings. By harnessing renewable energy, we are not only reducing our carbon impact but also ensuring that we remain competitive for our customers.”

ASG King & Fowler, a historic manufacturing business established in 1887, is excited to announce a significant £1.35 million investment in a state-of-the-art Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising (TSA) line. This investment is in anticipation of regulatory reforms driven by the REACH initiative, which aims to ban the use of hexavalent chrome in aerospace applications. Managing Director Gareth Richards elaborates on the importance of this investment:

“At ASG King & Fowler, we are dedicated to not only meeting but exceeding industry expectations. This substantial investment in our new TSA line underscores our commitment to environmental responsibility, as well as our focus on enhancing productivity and efficiency. We are proud to embrace this change and remain a leading force in the aerospace manufacturing industry.”

Commenting on these initiatives, Group Managing Director Simon Weston stated the holistic approach ASG Group is taking towards decarbonisation and sustainability:

ASG Group’s commitment to decarbonising aerospace manufacturing is evident in our strategic investments and collaborative projects. From partnering with local councils to investing in renewable energy and innovative processes, we are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and leading the industry towards a sustainable future. These case studies demonstrate our proactive stance and long-term vision for a greener aerospace sector.”

As ASG Group continues to embrace and drive forward decarbonisation efforts, it sets a robust example for the aerospace industry. By investing in sustainable practices and technologies, the company not only enhances its operational efficiency but also contributes significantly to the global movement towards environmental sustainability

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