AUSSIE INGENUITY ON DISPLAY
Penrite is excited to exhibit its products at the AAA Expo, including its innovative Enviro Box
Penrite Oil is a 100 percent Australian family owned and operated business and has been producing world class lubricants for over 95 years.
Employing Australians and investing in local manufacturing and production is a key Penrite philosophy as well as reducing the carbon footprint for future generations of Australians.
Penrite operates two manufacturing facilities in Australia and has further committed to reducing its environmental impact with the installation of a 140Kw solar PV system at its Dandenong South (Victoria, Australia) production facility.
Penrite says it continues to strive to minimise any environmental impact and by installing the solar system, Penrite can produce up to 35 times more solar power than an average Australian household.
This enables Penrite to power its entire production facility and significantly reduce its carbon footprint by not having to rely on fossil fuel generated energy.
Saving the planet and reducing carbon footprints and fossil fuel consumption continues to grow with every generation.
Unlike fossil fuels, solar panels generate electricity with no air or carbon pollution; no ash or other waste products; and no inputs other than sunlight.
The installation of commercial solar panels is in line with its Environmental Commitment, which already includes being a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO), choosing to use 100 percent recycled packaging across most of the product range and using 100 percent Recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard cartons.
Penrite further reduces its carbon footprint by supplying selected products in its ENVIRO BOX 20 Litre bag in a cardboard box packaging to the trade, that reduces packaging waste by 85 percent.
The introduction of the ENVIRO BOX has meant a reduction in the number of 20 litre HDPE packs that are put into landfill waste by using recyclable plastic and cardboard packaging that complies with APCO (Australian Packaging Covenant) tertiary primary and secondary packaging requirements.
Penrite strives to minimise any environmental impact by reducing emissions and developing safe and sustainable production, packaging, storage and distribution methodologies.
Penrite has also invested in further environmental savings by installing a 30,000 litre rainwater tank supplied by the production facility roof and having it plumbed through the factory and administrative toilet system, reducing the use for clean town water.
The tank can hold enough water for up to 90 days’ use and over a year is estimated to save approximately 100,000 Litres of fresh water.
Fast approaching 100 years of Australian production, Penrite says it continues to invest into the future for future Australians and continues to lead the way in lubricant manufacturing in Australia.
Whether it be the latest specification product, packaging innovation or cleaner and more sustainable manufacturing, Penrite says it is the innovator that other companies follow.
You can visit Penrite at the AAAExpo on Stand L24.
To find out more about Penrite and its Australian Made products visit www.penriteoil.com.au