Case Studies

The National Cleaner Production Centre South African Case Studies

Through the use of case studies the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) show cases the benefits and application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies.

The areas in which the RECP methodologies are applied are:

·         Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE),

·         Industrial Symbiosis Programme (IS Programme), and

·         Industrial Water Efficiency Project (IWE) Project. 

IEE Phase I Case studies (33)

SME energy audit and implementation (clothing manufacturer) - 2013 Sockit Manufacturing produces socks for major international brands such as Nike and Adidas. The company employs around 50 employees at its factory in Parow Industria, Cape Town. Through IEE Project intervention, they were able to save energy, but, more importantly, reduce…
From its from three facilities in the Sundays River Valley between Kirkwood and Addo in the Eastern Cape, Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC) packs and selectively de-greens citrus fruit for local and export markets. The operations at SRCC are seasonal and follow the citrus-harvesting period between April and October each…
Plating Tank Temperature Control March 2013 Techniplate Electroplaters is located in Silverton Pretoria and offers a range of plating products and services, including electro-polishing, embossing, etching and colouring. In the delivery of these services, the company makes use of plating tanks which operate at extremely high temperatures, resulting in high…
Tenneco Automotive is an international automotive supplier with more than 90 production facilities worldwide. Two of these are located close to the automotive hub in Port Elizabeth. Tenneco South Africa joined the IEE Project as a host plant for EnMS expert level training and showcased the implementation of ISO 50001…
Toyota Boshoku SA (Pty) Ltd (TBSA) is a subsidiary of Toyota Boshoku Group, based in Japan. TBSA manufactures car seats and door panels for Toyota South Africa Motors, and is based in Umbogintwini, KwaZulu Natal. The plant comprises one large building which houses the entire operation.
2012 In 2008, Toyota SA (Durban) identified energy saving as one of its priority focus areas. A representative from each of the 14 Toyota SA plants was called to be part of a working group tasked with identifying areas for possible energy consumption reduction.
Zimalco is the largest manufacturer of secondary aluminium products in sub-Saharan Africa. Specialising in the production of aluminium foundry alloys, powders and deoxidants, Zimalco is also South Africa’s only manufacturer of primary aluminium-based master alloys, hardeners and grain refiners. The Zimalco plant has a capacity in excess of 30 000…
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