MPF Plating Secure Historic Energy Refunds & Savings Via Working With Control Energy CostsMember News
MPF Plating Managing Director Mark Freeman invited Liam
Conway of Control Energy Costs (CEC) to meet with him to talk about their
services a few months ago and now theyre reaping the benefits of working with
the Made In The Midlands Patron.
MPF Plating are zinc plating specialists who moved to their current site in Steward Street in Birmingham in 2003. Since then they have increased capacity significantly and invested into new production facilities.
As a result of the increased capacity their energy consumption and spend has more than doubled in the last few years and as such Mark has had to become much more aware of what actually makes up their costs and work with a specialist to support the procurement of this.
Control Energy Costs undertook an initial audit to analyse the historic and current invoices for electricity, gas and water and highlighted a number of immediate opportunities for refunds as well as immediate non-contract savings. The combined value of these represented 12% of MPF Platings annual spend!
MPF had also pre-signed a new electricity contract which was
due to start in October, however when we picked this up we made Mark aware that
we could significantly reduce the rates and terms and as such it would be worth
staying with the current supplier on renegotiated terms. This reduced the costs
versus the contract they would have entered by a further