Company’s $4M investment expected to generate 60 percent of the facility’s electricity needs.
Rondo-Pak, a leading provider of quality folding cartons and printed components for the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer industries, has announced its investment of over $4 million in a major solar energy project at its primary manufacturing facility in Camden, New Jersey. Once installed, the project will provide 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.
The new solar panels will cover the entire facility and will include newly-constructed canopies over 90% of the parking lots. Over 25 years, the system will generate approximately 52.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and is expected to provide at least 60% of the electricity needs at the facility. Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, an independent solar energy provider with headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania, will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, which commenced in October.
“This solar energy project is an exciting one for Rondo-Pak as it represents a major milestone in our continuous pursuit to reduce our carbon footprint and make positive contributions to the environment,” said Tim Moreton, Chief Executive Officer of Rondo-Pak. “While we expect to maximize our electricity savings, our driving force in this initiative is to do our part in creating a more sustainable future for our community.”
Rondo-Pak has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and has made many investments over the years demonstrating this commitment. In 2015, the company purchased its current Camden facility and completed a major renovation which was designed following the New Jersey Green Building Standards and ASHRAE requirements. All recent equipment investments are made with sustainability being a primary factor in the equipment selection. Additionally, Rondo-Pak is a FSC Certified Supplier, uses vegetable-based inks and has aggressive recycling and water usage reduction programs in place.
Rondo-Pak/Contemporary Graphic Solutions is a global print and packaging specialist whose unique blend of capabilities and forward thinking yields present-day solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. Strategically aligned with Körber Pharma to link packaging equipment, materials, and software, Rondo-Pak provides a comprehensive assortment of marketing and packaging solutions to address challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, including global brand management, packaging efficiency, and supply chain optimization.
In combination with a wide range of printed materials such as cartons, inserts, leaflets, medication guides and regulated marketing materials, Rondo-Pak’s packaging innovations address precise requirements for compliance, child resistance, anti-counterfeiting, e-pedigree and more. For more information, visit www.rondopak.com