Frasle to Reduce Emissions by 40%

CAXIAS DO SUL, Brazil — Frasle Mobility is committed to strategic actions contributing to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The company has made a public commitment, together with Randoncorp, to reduce the total emissions of its production units by 40% by 2030.

Method is combining initiatives involving the use of fuels and energy of clean origin, adoption of low-carbon technologies and improvement of energy efficiency.

Within this strategy, Randoncorp maintains an investment plan of about R$ 100 million in projects with renewable energies. The group’s inaugural initiatives are focused on Frasle Mobility units. The first completed project is at the Pinghu plant located in China.

Developed in partnership with the local government, the photovoltaic power generation plant is responsible for supplying about 20% of all the energy consumed in the unit.

With a production capacity of 3.1 million parts, including pads and brake linings, the unit recorded, between June 2022 and June 2023, a total of 1,157,194 kWH of energy generated by solar panels. In addition to contributing to the permanent monitoring of energy consumption indicators, this indicator represents gains in cost management and factory productivity.

“We work with responsibility and commitment to the environment, betting heavily on actions and measures that mitigate the impact of our production processes. Our goal is to continue investing in the replacement of energy matrices in factories, considering the possibilities and realities of each of the countries where we are present,” said Anderson Pontalti, COO of Frasle Mobility and corporate leader of Health, Safety and Environment at Randoncorp.

The other primary program, which should be inaugurated in 2023, is a photovoltaic plant in Farroupilha, Brazil. This project has 2,408 solar panels in the Randon Technology Center (CTR, the Portuguese acronym), a company of Randoncorp and Frasle Mobility. The plant is expected to meet 100% of the CTR’s energy demand during the next 25 years.

Another ongoing initiative aims to operate the boilers of the Frasle Mobility unit in Caxias do Sul with biomass replacing natural gas.

The project, with planned investments of R$ 17 million, will reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 60% – which is equivalent to a 20% reduction in everything measured considering Randoncorp’s other business verticals.

Frasle Mobility’s energy consumption indicators are continuously monitored through an Environmental Management System. In 2022, according to the Sustainability Report gathering data from all production units, 763,400 GJ of energy were consumed, a drop of 8.2% in consumption compared to the previous year.

The energy intensity was 0.07 GJ/hours worked, compared to 0.1 GJ/hours worked in 2021, which demonstrates that less GHG was emitted in relation to the company’s own production, generating more efficiency.


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