Ford to increase green content in manufacturing
Ford on Monday announced that its emphasis on environmentally sound manufacturing began at its manufacturing facilities.
"Ford Motor Company is a responsible manufacturer that cares for the environment and has been following several eco-friendly practices at its factories across the globe. With a vision to promote sustainable development, we have adopted some of these best practices in our Chennai factory as well. We are also committed to promote green processes across our value chain," said P. Senthil Kumar, vice president, Vehicle Operations, Ford India.
"We have been making conscious efforts towards a sustainable future by incorporating several green practices in our manufacturing processes. We are re-using 100% of the waste water generated in the plant, and have reduced electricity consumption per car by 10%. 100% of the hazardous waste generated is either recycled or co-processed in the cement industries - making it a zero landfill plant. Moreover, we have substantially enhanced our utilisation of resources with the help the path-breaking green manufacturing processes," he added.
Manufacturing processes especially in the automobile sector have come a long way in terms of eco-friendly technologies available today.
Ford has designed EMOS — the Energy Management Operating System. The objective of setting the system is to save energy and reduce waste at every stage of a business — from manufacturing vehicles in plants across the world to the offices, dealerships and people.
Through this system, Ford has cut the energy use per vehicle's production by more than 21 percent, from 2011 to 2013 in its Asia Pacific region operations.
Ford's commitment to the environment is reflected not only in its manufacturing processes, but also in its vehicle and engine offerings. Take the 1.0L Ford EcoBoost engine as an example - the engine delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving to be incredibly popular with consumers around the world.
Ford's EcoBoost engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to gain fuel economy of up to 20 percent more compared to larger engines, with no loss of performance. No wonder then, that more than 2 million consumers around the world have opted for EcoBoost powered vehicles.
In order to achieve even higher goals in the future, Ford has installed an Energy Roadmap - a set of projects in place to streamline areas of management, process and facility improvement, green technology implementation and more.
(Posted on 21-04-2014)