ESTnet Premier Member SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced that it has won the top prize in the “Green Manufacturer” category at the recent Insider’s Made in Wales Awards.
Presented at a glittering event in Cardiff last Thursday, the award recognizes how SPTS has implemented a number of green initiatives to ensure the company uses resources efficiently, reduces waste and minimizes the effects of its operations on the environment. Additional environmental benefits extend globally to the environmentally friendly products made using the semiconductor and microelectronic devices produced using SPTS equipment.
Mike Hewlett, vice president of operations at SPTS commented, “We are extremely proud of winning the Green Manufacturer Award, as it is a testament of the commitment by the management team and our employees to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. We have made significant investment in our building management system and installed energy-efficient gas boilers which have reduced the company’s gas consumption by 67% compared to pre-2012 levels. We have also achieved significant reductions in the electricity and water used at our factory in Newport and benefited from resultant cost savings.”
SPTS encourages its employees to recycle as much waste as possible and have been able to reduce non-recyclable waste year-on-year. SPTS participate in the UK Government’s Cyclescheme which allows employees to purchase a bicycle tax-free. Electric car charging points have also been installed for the use of employees and customers.”
In addition, SPTS’ products and technologies are used by its global customers to manufacture a wide range of energy-saving semiconductor devices, which include power management chips, LED lights, and micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) which can reduce energy used or even harvest energy from external vibrations.