Local manufacturing company scoops globally-recognised energy award

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A Bedford business has been recognised by the Energy Institute for their project to become carbon neutral.

Based at Elms Farm Industrial Estate in Bedford, Midas is a world leading, process carbon neutral polyurethane RIM moulding company that provides a range of prototype and production moulding solutions.

They were crowned local manufacturing business winners in the 21st Energy Institute energy awards for their project, ‘The Midas Green Initiative: A Manufacturer’s drive to become Process Carbon Neutral’.

The competition received over 120 entries from across 29 countries including India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, United States and Canada, the competition was serious.

It’s no understatement to say that being on the shortlist was significant and being crowned winners, a major achievement.

Midas MD, Alan Rance said: “Not for one second did I dream of winning when faced with such mighty competition.”

Project entries were assessed on management commitment and energy reduction strategies with targets that showed positive business outcomes.

The Midas Green Initiative saw the company ban the use of single use plastics and have a zero landfill policy.

They have invested in their own solar farm, which provides 100% green energy for the factories.

In business for 30 years and providing over 70 local jobs, the polyurethane moulding company has become the UK’s leading manufacturer of high quality, reaction injection mouldings.

Recent projects include robotic surgery, cancer treating devices, and ventilators that have played a significant role in protecting the NHS.

“This accolade is testimony to the team’s hard work and passion,” said Alan.

“Whilst the team will take time out to celebrate when times allow, we are hoping it will provide a greater platform to discuss climate change, carbon reduction ideas, and inspire other small UK manufacturing companies to follow suit.”

Whilst COVID-19 has challenged every UK business, Midas has pledged to continue with their low carbon mission and have plans for further innovation and investment.

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