Trafford-based Vickers Electronics has launched an innovative energy management system that allows clients to monitor and control their energy use remotely.
Established in 1991, Vickers designs, manufactures, installs and maintains advanced energy management systems that control industrial heating and adapt settings to reduce energy consumption, save money, reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental ranking.
Its clients include household-names such as Stagecoach, Caterpillar, Weetabix and Boots.
The firm’s latest innovation, VickersVision, works alongside its responsive V42 energy management system, which uses digital sensors placed throughout a client’s site to regulate consumption through predictive, self-learning technology.
VickersVision allows existing customers to access and alter their system through an app, giving them remote control over their heating system, whether on-site, anywhere in the UK or even abroad.
David Hilton, managing director of Vickers Electronics, said: “This is a fantastic addition to our energy management systems; our customers need to be able to access their site heating wherever they are and VickersVision allows them to do this.
“It’s the next generation in the ever growing sector of energy management as companies across the UK seek to reduce their energy usage, and thus reduce the bills and the high costs associated with them.”
Eliot Buckby, maintenance manager of Hörmann (UK), a leading manufacturer of industrial gates and doors that has been using VickersVision for eight months, said it was “a useful tool in overseeing our energy consumption and temperature control of our site.
“Using the VickersVision alongside our Vickers energy management system has given us greater flexibility and control over how we manage our business day-to-day and [given] all users flexibility to control the system, whether it be on the go using an iPad, or at their computer.”
In 2014, Vickers won the North West Green Hero Award for Environmental Innovation along with a number of other awards recognising the achievements of its energy management systems, which have helped to save companies more than £200 million.