NSK's Peterlee plant, located on England's east coast, manufactures bearing products used in automobiles.
From fiscal 2008, the plant introduced an automatic control system for boilers, air compressors, and other machinery. This allows machinery operation to be finely controlled as appropriate to the usage environment.The plant is also switching to LED and other highly efficient lighting technology, and in FY09 successfully reduced CO2 output by 800 tons (14%).
Cardboard box compressor
The plant undertakes a range of initiatives to reduce waste output.
Products are delivered to customers in reusable boxes.
Waste such as cardboard boxes, paper waste, aluminum cans, plastics, wood, light metals etc. are thoroughly separated.
The plant is working with local industry groups to participate in community events on a regular basis (approximately once per month).
(as of June 2010)