With a turnover of €220 million, Scott Bader is a multinational chemical company employing 600 people worldwide. Founded in 1921, it has manufacturing sites in Europe, Middle East and South Africa, and the first production plant was built in Northamptonshire in 1940. The company specialises in the manufacture of high quality synthetic resin and polymer products.
Several of Scott Bader’s manufacturing sites have attained ISO14001 accreditation, and through the implementation of ISO14001, the company has made a clear statement that environmental management is an integral part of its agenda.
One of the focuses of this agenda was to improve the lighting within the Wollaston site. The key objectives were to find suitable low maintenance light fixtures that were certified for use in the hazardous environment, which could improve the quality of the lighting, that were reliable, durable and available in both standard and emergency mode, and could achieve energy savings.
Following extensive trials, the Dialight SafeSite Series was specified by Darren McNulty, the Energy Manager at the alkyd plant, Wollaston. The site was selected as the initial area for lighting improvement, as the existing poor lighting represented a significant health and safety hazard.