MALAYSIA, January 31, 2013 – Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) announced that the company expects to reduce its annual electricity consumption by 200,000 kWh, having recently replaced the majority of its conventional high bay metal halide and mercury lamps with IntelliNRG Induction Lamps from IEQ Global. The newly installed IEQ IntelliNRG Induction Lamps are certified to be green, consuming 55% less energy than conventional metal halide and mercury lamps.
The IEQ IntelliNRG Induction Lamps have been installed at the Sungei Way Brewery, GAB’s main packaging and bottling plant in Selangor. GAB’s decision to employ energy efficient lighting reflects the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental conservation, in line with its Corporate Responsibility (CR) framework.
“The IEQ IntelliNRG Induction Lamps have a significantly longer lifespan compared to conventional lighting options, lasting up to 100,000 burning hours. Induction lighting is the perfect energy efficient choice for commercial enterprises that are seeking immediate and concrete reductions in operational energy consumption. GAB is a great example of a commercial enterprise that is reaping the benefits of a virtually maintenance free operation,” said Mr. Ong Wei Ping, Executive Director of IEQ Global.
IEQ Global designs, manufactures and supplies energy efficient lighting that has been tested to stringent international standards, including the highest international TÜV and IEC standards by TÜV SÜD PSB in Singapore. Within the region, IEQ IntelliNRG Induction lighting has been adopted by international and multi-national clients such as IGB Corporation, KIP Group, Westports Bhd and Singapore Changi Airport.
GAB is the first brewery in Malaysia to achieve Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from the Ministry of Health. The utilization of a non-incandescent light source such as Induction Lighting also reflects GAB’s approach to effective risk management. The move mitigates the probability of electrical fires and glass contamination arising from faulty incandescent light sources over-heating or exploding.
About IEQ Global
IEQ Global is a premier Green Solutions provider. IEQ designs, manufactures and supplies energy efficient lamps based on stringent global and local standards, including the highest international TÜV and IEC standards by TÜV SÜD PSB in Singapore. IEQ IntelliNRG lamps incorporate a wide array of light sources and technologies, such as LED, Induction and Plasma. Energy efficient and proven to offer lower operational costs in comparison to conventional lighting technologies, IEQ IntelliNRG lamps surpasses market equivalents in performance, price and environmental friendliness. With operational hubs and partners worldwide, including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Russia, Singapore and the USA, we have a portfolio of satisfied IEQ clients from the commercial, industrial and government sectors.
About Guinness Anchor Berhad
Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) with its portfolio of iconic, international brands, is one of the beer and stout market leaders in Malaysia.
- Asia’s fastest growing beer TIGER;
- The world’s No 1 stout GUINNESS Foreign Extra Stout and its variant Guinness Draught;
- The world’s No 1 international premium beer HEINEKEN;
- The all-time favourite quality local brew ANCHOR SMOOTH and its strong beer variant ANCHOR STRONG;
- The premium Irish ale KILKENNY;
- The real Shandy ANGLIA;
GAB also produces the wholesome, premium quality non-alcoholic MALTA. GAB’s brand portfolio also includes the world’s best selling cider STRONGBOW and the no.1 German wheat beer PAULANER.
Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, GAB evolved from the merger between Guinness Malaysia Bhd and Malayan Breweries (Malaya) Sdn Bhd. The company’s principal shareholder is GAPL Pte Ltd based in Singapore. GAPL Pte Ltd is a joint venture between Diageo PLC and Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. Guinness Anchor Marketing Sdn Bhd is a 100% owned subsidiary of GAB.