Chemcorp International is an established Australian manufacturer, importer and distributor of consumer beauty brands to both the chemist industry, and other major retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Chemcorp International was founded in 1987 by Sutherland Shire businessman John Fisher, and now employs over 50 people from the local area.
Moving into a new year and a new decade, the company has taken additional steps toward its continual commitment to improving its sustainability by now generating their own power.
Chemcorp International has installed one of the largest solar power generating systems in the Sutherland Shire. The installation includes 303 solar panels on the roof of their Taren Point office/warehouse complex. The 99.9 Kilo Watt (kW) solar system supplies on average more than enough energy to power their 3,800 square meter complex. To convert the DC power generated by the solar panels to AC power is a bank of 5 x 20 kW Inverters. Any excess power that is generated is sold back to the grid. The investment was subsidised by the Federal Government Solar Panel Rebate Programme of $60,000 and the company anticipates the system will pay for itself within three years due to the savings in electricity costs.
The design and installation was carried out by local Sutherland Shire company, Solar Concepts, who have erected over 2,000 solar installations since 2009.
Chemcorp’s initiative also included an investment of over $40,000, converting all lights in their office/showroom and warehouse to LED, which will also generate significant saving with these lights using approximately one third the electricity of traditional lights.
Chemcorp International was recently visited by Sutherland Shire Mayor Cr Carmelo Pesce to review the initiative.
“We appreciate that many companies and individuals are doing their part for a more sustainable community. By sharing the news of our initiatives, we may inspire some of our business partners and associates to think about how they can contribute to a more sustainable environment.” says John.