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Rammer factory uses 100 per cent carbon-free green heat

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Rammer is steadily working to improve its sustainability with an aim to become the clear, recognised industry leader in the sector.

Rammer, the leading supplier of smart rockbreaker technology, is steadily working to improve its sustainability with an aim to become the clear, recognised industry leader in the sector.

Reducing carbon footprint and emissions at Rammer factory sites is a vital part of the sustainability plan and sites have been working to reduce fossil-fuel use as much as possible.

Last year, Rammer factory in Finland had reduced 500 tonnes of its CO2 emissions from energy consumption, halving its emissions compared to previous year and is now in the process of replacing its natural gas supplies with sustainable and locally sourced biogas.

And that’s only the start. Since the Rammer factory has also switched to 100 per cent carbon-free green heat that means that heating of the Rammer factory site is completely emission free.

Heating commercial premises in Finland is energy consuming when the temperature typically varies from -11°C to 22°C over the course of the year.

Responsible sourcing and waste minimisation

Responsible sourcing throughout the value chain is a big part of improving sustainability so that Rammer customers can always trust in the products they choose and that their purchases are sourced from responsibly managed resources and suppliers.

As part of continuous process improvement, Rammer has put processes and practices in place to reduce the amount of waste produced and increase recycling rates.

Rammer rockbreakers are manufactured utilising state of-the-art ISO-standard technology that consumes the minimum electricity and recycles cutting fluids and metal chips, and Rammer rockbreakers are built to last.

However, when they reach the end of their working life, the steel in every Rammer rockbreaker can be recycled as it is 100 per cent recyclable and more than 95 per cent of metallic components can be recycled.

In 2021, Rammer started to recover equipment packaging and have since returned over 12,000 kilograms of plywood packaging to its suppliers for re-use.

Environmentally friendly product innovations

As part of Rammer’s aim to help support more sustainable rockbreaking operations, Rammer has developed Rammer BIO Tool Grease, a high-performance biodegradable grease for hydraulic rockbreakers in collaboration with key customers in mining and construction industries to help them actively reduce impact of their operations on the environment.

“Including sustainability into product development is not just something we do – it’s how we think. We believe that sustainability should concern the way your products are designed and developed. For us it’s a mindset: we strive towards making environmentally friendly product innovations for mining industry with our green range products, such as the Bio Tool Grease,” Matti Kotro, Director of Product Lifecycle Management for Sandvik said.

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