OKI Receives ESCO Project Award 2010 from the Ministry of Energy in Thailand
Manufacturing facility in Thailand awarded for resource conservation activities
OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specialized in the professional color printer business today announced that its manufacturing facility, OKI Data Manufacturing Thailand, has been awarded the “ESCO (Energy Service Company) Project Award 2010” by Thailand’s Ministry of Energy. The award recognizes the facility’s proactive efforts to promote resource conservation.
Supported by the Research Agency for Industrial Resources, Industrial Federation, Resource Development and Protection Agency and the Ministry of Industry, the ESCO Project Award 2010 is awarded to businesses in Thailand that take notable steps to promote resource conservation. For 2010, the ESCO Project Award was granted to thirteen businesses. The award was presented by the Minister of Energy at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Established in Ayutthaya 1994, OKI Data Manufacturing Thailand annually manufactures 500,000 units of printers and multi-function printers for the global market. As part of its resource conservation plans, the facility has introduced a water-cooling cold source supply equipment to air-condition its clean rooms, a measure that helps reduce electrical consumption by 260,000kWh annually.
In 2008, OKI Data Manufacturing Thailand was certified by the government of the Kingdom of Thailand as a company active in promoting environmental conservation. The government gave the facility high marks for various activities, including shortened operating hours made possible by enhanced production efficiency, improvements in its supply chain management, and the development of manufacturing technologies designed to achieve low CO2 emissions. The facility also participates in the National Environmental Conservation Program sponsored by the Ministry of Industry.
“OKI Data Manufacturing Thailand is active in numerous many environmental protection programs and I am excited by the Ministry of Energy’s recognition of our efforts.” says Harushige Sugimoto, President of OKI Data. “Among our various activities, employees volunteer once a year to plant mangrove trees that help protect the seacoast environment. Going forward, we will continue to engage in programs that build closer ties to local governments and communities while contributing to resource conservation and the realization of a low-carbon society.”
About OKI Data
OKI Data specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of business printing solutions that empower organizations to communicate more effectively. A subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry (established in 1881 as Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer), OKI Data fields representatives in 120 countries to offer innovative, leading-edge products and services worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.oki.com/
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