The time has come for technology to sustainably shape the future. We at Westfalia are committed to that.
Climate change, protection of investments and production, and – as a result – job protection, are some of the big questions of the future. These questions are becoming more urgent and dominate the modernization and automation strategies of many businesses. We at Westfalia have confronted these questions not only since the emergence of the transformative changes, but have consistently provided answers since our foundation in 1971. Sustainability – on an ecological, economic and social level – is closely linked to our business conduct.
Having our production in Germany, we consciously submit to the strict environmental standards and laws applicable here. Beyond these legal requirements, we are committed to continuous minimization of energy consumption. To save resources, we use modern drive technology and intelligent control processes in our automated warehouse systems. Energy and space saving high-density storage such as the storage system equipped with Satellite® has been our core product since 1971. It is being used by numerous businesses to bundle their logistics in a resource-saving way, including manufacturers of organic foods, producers of corrugated board and corrugated-board packaging as a fully recyclable packaging material, and processors of wood as a climate-neutral construction material.
At the current location we are implementing various programs for sustainable operations. These include, among other things, initiatives for the use of energy-efficient lighting concepts, a canteen with reusable tableware, support for the expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric cars in the region, and also the construction of a new, more energy-efficient production facility.
On January 1, 2023 we will move to our new administration and production site located in the IBV industrial park at Borgholzhausen/Versmold (Germany). The new building complex is energy-efficient in accordance with the Federal Funding for Efficient Buildings (BEG) programme and heated by air heat pump. The roof surfaces support about 1,400 photovoltaic modules. We plan to generate 465.000 kWh of electricity annually on approx. 2,800 sq. meters, with an output of 500 kWp, thus avoiding 285,000 kg of CO2 emissions per year. Parking spaces will be equipped with charging columns, further enabling the mobility transformation. Our employees can still reach us easily by train from the nearby Borgholzhausen train station which is connected to bus transport.
Our economic action is oriented on long-term success. Thanks to its robust beneficial owner structure, Westfalia can make decisions that are farsighted. We continue to be a reliable partner to our customers long after the purchase and throughout the entire life of the installation.
To us, adding value means enhancing our customers’ values, by giving you security for your investments and production. It also means standing by you as you face your company’s challenges, understanding your needs, perceiving your needs and acting accordingly. In every project, we think hard about the benefits that our products and services can give you. We deliver on schedule and as promised. You can measure us by this.
Westfalia takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. A medium-sized enterprise deeply rooted in the area, we actively support various programs that benefit the local community. These include sponsoring of schools, offers for families and local sports clubs, among other things. Vocational training has played a major part at Westfalia since its foundation. Every year, young people complete their training in commercial and technical areas. The offer for those entering the labor market is rounded off by a dual study program.
Our employees in the area of Software & IT are offered a large variety of further education courses to help them meet all market requirements. Additional health and safety programs, a company pension scheme and a health bonus make us an attractive employer in the city triangle of Bielefeld, Münster and Osnabrück.
We stand firmly by our responsibility in every respect – to our customers and to society in general. We are convinced that a successful future is built on sustainability. They are the foundation for our success and for our customer relationships that are based on mutual trust. We share fundamental values with WORTMANN AG, and together with the WORTMANN group we sustainably and with foresight invest in our joint future.