Increased focus on sustainability in transmission solutions

A clear focus on quality and resource efficiency enables Swedish power transmission company Jens S. to offer more sustainable and energy-efficient solutions to its customers.

Increased focus on sustainability in transmission solutions

A clear focus on quality and resource efficiency enables Swedish power transmission company Jens S. to offer more sustainable and energy-efficient solutions to its customers.

Stefan Jönsson, Technical Manager, and Claes Holmertz, Presales Manager, at Jens S. Transmissioner help their customers to improve energy efficiency in operational processes

Providing sustainable customer offers is an important focus for the entire Axel Johnson International group. Jens S. Transmissioner, part of Power Transmission Solutions, delivers a wide range of mechanical transmission components such as belts, couplings, gearboxes, and chains as well as specialised solutions to customers in the processing industries. Part of Jens S.’s strategy is to only work with high-quality products that benefit customers’ operations and offer a longer product life cycle, which increases resource efficiency.

“Many customers ask us for advice when it comes to transmissions and we usually bring up the total cost of ownership. The choice of quality products with high efficiency and longer lifespan has a positive impact on the total costs and makes the whole operation more sustainable,” says Claes Holmertz, Presales Manager at Jens S.

Some of their customers report as much as 35 percent in energy savings from driveline upgrades. “We see an increased demand in energy efficient products from our customers fuelled by a substantial increase in the energy prices, which has increased the awareness of improving energy efficiency in all operational processes. We have examples of modern electric motors, where using frequency converters and timing belts instead of V-belts has paid off the investment in only a year,” says Stefan Jönsson, Technical Manager at Jens S.

Phasing out hazardous substances
In 2017, the company decided to adopt a holistic approach in its production and sourcing of rubber used in transmission belts for industrial applications. In friction mode, all rubber emits gases and particles. Jens S. has therefore chosen the supplier with the lowest PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) on the market – ContiTech PTG Industrial. “Conti’s belts come with a higher price tag, but the high quality also means that it transmits the same power with fewer belts,” says Claes.

Jens S. has also invested in workshops and painting facilities to minimise emissions from paint, cutting fluids and lubricants. To reduce the internal footprint, Jens S. strives to work with products that are as maintenance-free as possible. To avoid unnecessary transport of goods, the company prioritises stocked standard products.

In both 2020 and 2021 Jens S. was awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis as a recognition of the company's rating of sustainability performance.  “This is proof of our ambition to ensure that all our operations are sustainable which is a prerequisite for us to be able to provide sustainable customer offers,” says Claes.

About

Jens S. Transmissioner delivers transmission solutions in cooperation with world-leading manufacturers in all Nordic countries. With its market leading position, Jens S. has offices, warehouses and workshops for production and modification to customer specifications in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

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