At Pierburg’s Niederrhein plant, the auto parts supplier has embarked on an innovative energy efficiency project together with the public utility company in Neuss. Since summer 2016, electricity and heat have been produced in a cogeneration plant, enabling economical, climate-friendly manufacturing. The heat is transformed into cold in a cold absorption machine connected to the cogeneration plant. The total cost of the investment came to roughly € 2.3 million. The long-term cooperation agreement entered into with the public utilities will not only help to protect the environment, but will also result in cost savings.