Yamazaki Mazak and Cleantech Solar are celebrating the operation of the 1.6MWp rooftop solar system on the company’s newly-expanded, cutting edge factory in Joo Koon, Singapore.
The 16,000 square meter system spans metal and reinforced concrete sections of the roof as well as several carports.
Cleantech Solar took full responsibility for the installation of the system and is in charge of operation, monitoring and maintenance over the life of the agreement.
The system will enable Yamazaki Mazak to reduce its CO2 emissions as well as reduce its operating costs. The shade that the panels provide to the roof naturally reduces the temperature of the fully air-conditioned factory, thereby helping cut down on the plant’s energy consumption.
This project is a testimony of Yamazaki Mazak’s commitment to its environmental policy but also demonstrates that driving sustainability today can also make good business sense.
Raju Shukla, Chairman of Cleantech Solar stated: “For us to commission this system is a very proud moment especially as we know that a company like Yamazaki Mazak demands excellence in such a long-term partnership. The state-of-the-art solar system on the rooftop in a way reflects the cutting-edge technologies now on offer by Yamazaki Mazak in the newly-expanded facility.”
About Yamazaki Mazak:
Since its beginnings in 1919 in Nagoya, Japan, Yamazaki Mazak’s mission has been to enrich people’s daily lives by developing machine tools that can produce high precision components with reduced in-process time.
With five production facilities in Japan, one in the USA, two in China, one in the UK and one in Singapore, the company is now one of the largest manufacturers of computer-controlled metal cutting machines featuring the latest IT technology in the world.
Its unrivalled network of 80 Customer Support Facilities (Technology and Technical Centers) strategically located all over the world provide total solutions and optimum service support close to customers.
Founded in 1988, Yamazaki Mazak Singapore plays a pivotal role in providing premium quality before and after sales service. This facility specialises in the production and sales in the international market of compact, high precision CNC turning centers and machining centers. It also includes the South East Asia Technology Center that spans an area of about 10,450m2.
About Cleantech Solar:
Cleantech Solar is a pan-Asia developer and owner of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems providing power for Commercial & Industrial customers.
It offers a unique combination of financial strength with expert knowledge in PV system design, installation, operation and maintenance. Across South East Asia and India, Cleantech Solar is helping companies of all sizes reduce their utility bills and CO2 footprints without having to tie up any of their capital.