Wienerberger India’s robotic plant produces over 70,000 large format hollow blocks every day for the construction industry. It has moved to sustainable electricity sources including wind and solar energy.
Initially, Wienerberger India’s factory in Kunigal, 70 Kms from Bangalore, was dependent solely on conventional energy sources for electricity. This meant operating heavy duty robotics and other machinery capable of manufacturing nearly 480 tons of clay blocks per day, 365 days a year, with minimum manual intervention. To reduce dependence on the usual electricity sources, Wienerberger India was on the lookout for alternative and renewable energy sources that would further its efforts for creating a sustainable roadmap in large-scale manufacturing. Since 2017, the factory was successful in sourcing over 90% of its electricity requirement from solar and wind farms.
With 200 years of experience and specialization in producing clay based building material (Wall | Facades | Roofs), the company pioneered imbibing green technology in its production. There is conscious implementation of processes that not only recycle used energy but also reduce dependence on conventional sources of electricity.
“We are committed towards the principles of green building and sustainability. We hope our conscious endeavor to adopt wind and solar energy for manufacturing large quantities of clay hollow blocks, would further the cause of adopting green manufacturing concepts in India,” said Monnanda Appaiah, Managing Director, Wienerberger India.