Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Yesterday, LSG Sky Chefs Frankfurt Interna-tional was recognized with the Fraport Energy Award 2012 in the category “highest savings”. The facility received the award for its enormous reductions in energy and water consumption, which were achieved through the introduction of SIMBA, a dishwashing information-management-tool.
SIMBA started as a pilot project in April 2010, when it was installed in the eight dish washing lines at Frankfurt International. Reductions in energy and water consumption were noticeable immediately. Another advantage of the system is the easy documentation of chemical usage and temperature measurement. This data is captured at 16 points throughout the dishwashing process by an in-house developed software tool, and is made available in real-time via the intranet. “If defined target values are exceeded, alarm messages are sent to the service technician, who can react immediately to the deviation”, explains Gerd Aeckerle, Section Manager Facility Management in FRA ZE.
The global roll-out of Simba was initiated immediately after the successful pilot project in Frankfurt International. Currently, 65 LSG Sky Chefs facilities worldwide are working effec-tively with this tool.
Fraport, a leading international company in the airport business, presented the “Fraport En-ergy Award” for the first time this year. All companies that purchase their energy from Fraport were asked to submit their energy efficiency projects in the categories “highest savings” and “innovation”.