The diesel scandal is not the only thing on everyone's lips about CO2 emissions. For the avoidance of carbon dioxide the company ONI heat transformer GmbH in Niederhabbach makes a large contribution, as the acting partner and firm founder Wolfgang Oehm makes clear. By saving of heating energy and river with the approximately 5240 customers in 72 countries annually approximately 5.5 billion kilograms CO2 would be saved. This corresponds approximately to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of five million mid-range passenger cars.
Largest single order in the company's history
The balance for 2018 is extremely positive. With a volume of seven million euros, the company has received the largest single order in the company's history. The order volume increased by around 20 percent and sales by around 15 percent to 88 million euros. ONI-Rhythemper in Großröhrsdorf, Saxony, has also contributed to this success. In just four years, sales there more than doubled from a good five million euros to eleven million euros. The plant currently employs around 50 people. This is set to change because an expansion of 1000 square meters is planned for this year. In addition, the number of employees is to be increased to around 80. Oehm is also proud that the ONI subsidiary was awarded the Oskar Patzelt Foundation's Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Businesses.
The company boss also gives a positive assessment of the economic development and the order situation. The order books are full, all three ONI Group companies fully booked in the first half of 2019. It was the right decision to open a subsidiary in China, ONI Energy Saving Technology Co. The four employees in Kunshan generated three million euros in sales last year.
A new development, which had also been patented, had contributed to ONI's economic success, reports Wolfgang Oehm. It refers to the filtering and cleaning of cooling water required by numerous machines in the plastics and metal industries. ONI-AquaClean is the name of the filter system with which solids and bacteria can be removed from the cooling water circuit. Deposits in the cooling circuits prevent optimum processes because the injection moulds are no longer cooled in the best possible way. So far, chemical agents have been used to combat bacteria, algae, fungi and viruses. Apart from the difficult handling and the costs, no lasting success has been achieved.
The ONI patent is based on a retrofittable filter system that is able to filter solids with an ultra-fine filter, particles up to a size of 0.02 Mμ, and thus also bacteria. Others treat the cooling water with an ozonation system. The bacterial load is reduced thereby by up to 99,9 per cent. Your use of chemical agents can thus be completely dispensed with. 24 of the Ultrafilteranlagen sold ONI in the last six months. Others are currently under construction.
The company boss is pleased about numerous awards. So far, ONI has received 44 national and international awards, mostly for energy conservation and environmental protection. It is just as important for Oehm to pass on the thanks of his customers to his employees as it is for him to have personal contact, which is also expressed by a handshake during the welcoming tour of the company.