KARL MAYER GROUP Reduces Its Ecological Footprint Generating Energy With Solar Panels

OBERTSHAUSEN, Germany — February 23, 2024 — The KARL MAYER GROUP is committed to environmental protection and is not only focusing on its textile products and machine technology solutions, but also on its own value chain.

The group’s largest photovoltaic system to date has just been installed at its headquarters in Obertshausen. “With a total output of 2.4 MWp, we will be able to generate over 35 percent of the total electricity consumption at the site ourselves,” explains Michael Sustelo, head of Facility Management at the KARL MAYER GROUP, on the benefits of the investment.

Michael Sustelo

This important step towards sustainability was preceded by extensive planning. The large-scale project was coordinated and conceptualized together with the electricity grid operators, authorities, insurance company, experts and fire brigade.

Work has now begun on realizing the plans. Following the construction of a stable substructure, the first photovoltaic elements were installed on the roof of the assembly hall in Obertshausen on 16 February 2023. This will be followed by the step-by-step conversion of other roofs. If everything goes according to plan, around 6,000 modules will have been installed on an area of approximately 12,000 m² and more than 60,000 meters of cable laid by the middle of the year.

Posted: February 22, 2024