Resistance against corrosion, wear and high surface hardness – synonyms for the goals related to heat treatment: Through appropriate heat treatment, components reach a lifespan that exceeds that of an untreated material by more than a thousand times. If procedures of heat treatment didn’t already exist for thousands of years, they would need to be established now for the purpose of sustainability.
Asking the real questions: How do we heat treat? With energetic efficiency, resource-saving and a low ecological impact! Besides the quality management, sustainability plays an important role in REESE’s philosophy. As first commercial heat treater in Germany, Reese Bochum archieved the certification DIN EN ISO 14001 for ecological management. In 2001, Reese Weimar became the first heat treater in East Germany to establish an ecological management system according to EG 701/2001 and is entitled to use the EMAS-certificate.
At all Reese locations, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency stand in the centre of our attention – photovoltaic systems on rooftops, cogeneration units, cisterns to conserve ground water for cooling, process control that includes the use of waste heat for the heating of offices, trash separation and provision of enough space for bees and nature around.
Saving energy means saving costs – ressource-efficient acting is vital for an energy intensive company in Germany – the question of sustainability is not only an ethical one, it is inherent to the system.