our environmental impact

We believe there is no magic technology or machine that will save the planet overnight. But there are many inventions that are being made or have yet to be even imagined that can cut down waste, introduce efficiencies, and contribute to a greener society. At Aalberts, that’s music to our ears, because that’s what we do.

We have been on this pathway since day one and are pretty sure that, working with our customers and partners, we will continue to break new ground. And every step forward we take, we get more efficient ourselves and share this knowledge and practices throughout the entire organisation. Our partners and customers know that the mission-critical technologies we develop are clean, green and non-polluting throughout their lifecycle.

creating energy savings

Climate change and rapid urbanisation reinforce the need for energy savings in buildings and transportation.

From the heat source to heat emission to heat distribution, Aalberts hydronic flow control covers a broad spectrum of mission-critical building technology systems that make residential, commercial and industrial buildings eco-friendly. Our air and dirt separators for example can save up to 8% in energy consumption, and our hydronic balancing valves up to 20% in energy consumption when installed.

We also empower the energy transition by providing solutions needed for renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, heat pumps and green hydrogen. For example, universal mounting systems and expansion vessels for solar powered installations or optical sensors for wind turbines to improve their performance.

Aalberts fluid control technologies accelerate the transition towards sustainable transportation. We engineer mission-critical technologies for the electrification of vehicles, from valve engineering for battery cooling to surface treatments for electrical car parts. With our CNG, LNG and hydrogen technologies we empower a significant CO2 reduction in the automotive industry. Our maritime measurement systems enable ships to significantly decrease their fuel consumption and maintenance costs. For example our high-tech propeller thrust sensor which enables shipowners to save up to 15% on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

hygienic distribution of water

More efficient use and sustainable water management are critical to address the growing demand for water, threats to water security and the increasing frequency and severity of droughts and floods resulting from climate change.

Each year, Aalberts piping systems delivers over three hundred million meters of pipes and connections for the hygienic distribution of drinking, potable and waste water. Our solutions ensure clean water and sanitation for millions of households worldwide and focus on efficient water use and water savings. For example the Airfix vessel, an expansion vessel for domestic hot water that saves up to 1,200 litres of drinking water per household when installed.

The materials used in the distribution systems are of a significant importance. A high potable water quality begins with the planning and the selection of the right material. Chemical substances must not be present in concentrations that are harmful to human health. For example, lead in drinking water can be harmful for human and more in particular for children. We address such topics by offering alternatives, like lead free piping systems. Obviously, our piping systems have all major national and international quality and approvals in this respect. In addition, we offer a wide range of technologies to protect and improve water quality including filtration, purification and softening.

lifetime extension and lightweight materials

As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and complex, every single component needs to work and needs to work together. We respond to resource scarcity by making materials more lightweight and durable. Lightweight materials are an important enabler of sustainable transportation.

Aalberts surface technologies partners with leading industrial customers worldwide to develop, produce and finish functional and highly durable surface designs of metals through sophisticated heat and surface treatments.

This not only improves their product quality and reliability, it also has a positive impact on the entire lifetime of the manufactured parts (from service to disposal of metal). We also develop and produce high-tech, lightweight aluminium and magnesium components that are both strong and light. They are of great importance for sustainable transportation in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Aalberts hydronic flow control and Aalberts piping systems also apply these lifetime, quality and reliability improvements to their products and innovations. In eco-friendly buildings, longevity of components matters. Our R&D departments engineer with a ‘fit to last’ strategy, focusing on maximising lifetimes of components and solutions

acceleration of technological breakthroughs

With the advent of super-fast 5G networks, Internet of Things will further accelerate technological breakthroughs for smart homes, autonomous driving and industry 4.0. Breakthrough innovation is necessary to address large-scale challenges such as ageing economies and climate change, while new, digital solutions are also targeting minor challenges making life easier, for example, through payments or streaming.

Aalberts advanced mechatronics delivers leading-edge innovative, tailor-made and future-proof technologies, enabling the roadmaps and manufacturing challenges of high-tech customers. With our technologies and innovations, we are part of the high-tech infrastructure needed for and support the technological breakthroughs. We continuously focus on long-term innovation and disciplined investments in R&D.

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Anne-Lize van Dusseldorp
director sustainability & relations

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