China Suzhou NSK Bearings Co., Ltd. (Suzhou Plant)
|Address||No.22 Taishan Road, Suzhou New District,Jiangsu, China|
|Employees||288 (as of March 31, 2009)|
|Business Outline||Bearing Manufacture|
NSK's Suzhou plant, which manufactures bearings, received ISO14001 certification in 2007.
The Suzhou plant places particular focus on energy efficiency.
Waste and Recycling Measures
In order to reduce waste, the plant is working on a way to recycle the grinding dust produced when grinding the bearing rings.
Global Warming Countermeasures
Conventional bulbs (left) and energy-efficient bulbs (right)
In an effort to reduce global warming, the plant is cutting its energy consumption across several areas. In 2008, all light bulbs were replaced with energy-efficient alternatives.
As a result, energy consumption from lighting was cut by 70%.
In fiscal 2009, the plant aims to reduce total energy consumption by 13%. Specifically, this will involve:
- 1. Reducing operating pressure of compressors by adding extra reserve tanks
- 2. Switching between 2 water supply filters to reduce air volume
Contributing to Local Communities
In 2009 the plant participated in the Suzhou City Environmental Science Association, and proactively engaged in several environment protection initiatives.
(as of July 2009)