Trützschler sets ambitious targets for climate neutrality
Trützschler is taking action to achieve three specific and measurable targets that will support the impact on the biggest challenge our planet has ever faced.
For over 130 years, Trützschler has provided resource-efficient technologies for customers worldwide. The company has always placed a strong focus on ensuring sustainability for future generations. Today, that focus is sharper than ever – because the planet’s precious climate is changing. In response, Trützschler is taking decisive action to further minimise the environmental impact and maximize the contribution to sustainability. The actions are focused around three specific targets for cutting emissions:
- Reduction of CO2 emissions by 50 % at our headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, by 2025
- Climate-neutrality at all Trützschler locations in Germany by 2030
- Climate-neutrality at all Trützschler locations worldwide by 2035
Caption: Florian Schürenkrämer, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hermann Trützschler family (left), and Charlotte Fontaine, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hans Trützschler family (right).
Trützschler’s global teams are now stepping up efforts to accelerate innovative energy management approaches and shift to renewable power and more sustainable logistics processes. “The shareholders of the Trützschler Group SE set these goals for climate neutrality as part of our commitment to protecting the planet and secure the long-term success of our company”, says Charlotte Fontaine, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hans Trützschler family. Florian Schürenkrämer, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hermann Trützschler, adds: “That commitment has been a central part of our identity for more than 130 years – and we, the fifth generation of shareholders, are excited about taking the next steps forward in this long tradition.”
Innovations from Trützschler support the textile industry in becoming more sustainable. The WASTECONTROL system, for example, features sensors that help to make sure every fiber is used. Specially designed machines and equipment from Trützschler also support the transition to a circular economy by making it possible to produce yarn by recycling old material, production waste, or even plastic bottles. Wet-laid/Spunlace technologies support the production of fully biodegradable wet wipes that are made from pulp and cellulose.
The production facilities are designed to maximise sustainability, and constantly seek ways to further reduce energy consumption and boost resource efficiency. We go beyond regulatory expectations, and proactively integrate environmental considerations into every aspect of our business. This involves using renewable energy from sources like solar panels, wind turbines and hydropower. The company also operate a continuous improvement approach to cut waste in our value chain. They are investing in climate-friendly logistics processes such as our fleet of low-emissions company cars. All Trützschler sites are certified in line with the ISO 50001 standard for energy management, and they are a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative from the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA).
The Trützschler Group SE is a German textile machinery manufacturer headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The company is divided into four business units: Spinning, Nonwovens, Man- Made Fibres, and Card Clothing. Trützschler machines, installations and accessories are produced and developed in ten locations worldwide. This includes four factories in Germany (Dülmen, Egelsbach, Mönchengladbach, Neubulach), as well as sites in China (Jiaxing and Shanghai), India (Ahmedabad), the USA (Charlotte), Brazil (Curitiba) and Switzerland (Winterthur). Service companies in Turkey, Mexico, Uzbekistan and Vietnam and service centers in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia provide customer proximity in key regions for the textile processing industry.