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Nagel-Group commissions photovoltaic system

Borgholzhausen, 26 September 2019. The Nagel-Group is continuously intensifying its commitment to sustainability and has commissioned an extensive photovoltaic system at the branch in Borgholzhausen.

Approximately 2,300 solar panels covering an area of roughly 3,800m² were set up for the system. The panels enable the food logistics company to produce around 620,000 kilowatt-hours of energy each year. That is equivalent to the energy needs of about 100 households with four persons. The photovoltaic system is expected to result in potential savings of over 370 tonnes of CO2.

“The refrigeration of foodstuffs is an energy-intensive process. Our branch, therefore, uses one hundred per cent of the energy produced for refrigeration,” explains Michael Wellmann, project manager of Corporate Facility Management at the Nagel-Group.

The photovoltaic system was mounted on the rooftop of the new packaging centre to maximise its effectiveness. At more than 9,000 square metres, the flat roof offers optimal conditions for the generation of solar energy since, among other things, there are no adjacent buildings casting shadows.

The photovoltaic system in Borgholzhausen is the first to be commissioned by the Nagel-Group. “As a family business, we attach particular importance to the conservation of resources in providing our services. Accordingly, we consistently focus on the development of our standards,” states Carsten Taucke, CEO of Nagel-Group. Preparations for equipping additional facilities with solar panels are already underway at full speed.

About Nagel-Group

The Nagel-Group, which specialises in food logistics, operates throughout Europe and has its headquarters in Versmold. It employs over 12,000 people in more than 130 locations. Recently the company reported a turnover of 2 billion euros. The company group moves food consignments of all sizes and in all temperature ranges. Whether frozen products, meat, dairy products, coffee or sweets – by order of manufacturers and retailers the Nagel-Group daily provides consumers all over Europe with the right goods in the right quality at the right time. Thus, the Nagel-Group makes a substantial contribution to the success of its customers.


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