Award for sustainable production process
KraussMaffei employees are honored for energy-saving project at the plant

Zuzana Nagyová and Martin Girgoško developed measures as part of the Young Energy Europe project (YEE) to manufacture our products at the Slovakian site in Sucany in a more resource-efficient manner. Our customers now benefit from even more sustainably produced machines.

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As part of the Young Energy Europe project, teams from 15 companies in Slovakia developed concepts for resource and energy efficiency. Three of the ideas received awards from a jury of experts - including the project of KraussMaffei employees Zuzana Nagyová, Industrial Engineer, and Martin Girgoško, EHS Specialist. They took third place behind the teams from Volkswagen Slovakia and Robert Bosch Slovakia.

With their "Compressed Air Optimization" project, Zuzana Nagyová and Martin Girgoško developed a series of measures that, among other things, optimize the use of waste heat from the compressor station and the energy management of compressed air in the plant. "This results in potential energy savings and opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint," explains Nagyová.

For her and her colleague, this award is an encouragement on the way to even more resource and energy efficiency at KraussMaffei: „Our energy efficiency project contributes to the sustainability of our products and entire company", says Zuzana Nagyová.

For more sustainable production:
For more sustainable production:
Martin Girgoško and Zuzana Nagyová receive award for their project to increase energy efficiency at our Slovakian plant.

The Young Energy Europe Project

The Young Energy Europe project is aimed at young professionals in Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In the project they extend their education to become "Energy Scouts". In the process, they learn how energy and resources can be saved in their company.  This also includes a practical phase in which the participants develop their own project and can thus apply their knowledge in the firm. Young Energy Europe is initiated and implemented by DIHK Service GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. YEE is funded by the European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.