Panningen production facility saves up to 73% on lighting energy consumption through innovative lighting solution. Bruynzeel Storage Systems and Philips have teamed up for circular economy illumination in its nine-hall manufacturing facility in Panningen. This collaboration was signed and sealed in Panningen today by Igor La Vos, CEO of Bruynzeel Storage Systems, and Frank van der Vloed, General Manager of Philips Lighting Benelux. The lighting was installed in conjunction with Op het Veld Elektrotechniek.
Igor La Vos, CEO of Bruynzeel Storage Systems: “The circular economy concept is in our genes. From the inception of our designs to applying powder coatings, we always look at ways to do things better, more practically, and especially more economically. To take even greater strides, we are actively seeking partners who express the same circular economy vision and, very importantly, act accordingly.” Philips came up with an attractive budget-neutral solution, which provided a lighting solution with the most energy efficient products and maximum (re)use of resources. “For us this partnership is a logical choice,” La Vos said. Frank van der Vloed, General Manager of Philips Lighting Benelux: “Circular Lighting not only changes our lighting consumption, but also breaks with the old traditional way of doing things. Bruynzeel will no longer own the products that emit light, but only the service – the light itself. This revolutionary way of thinking contributes to maximum reuse of equipment and the preservation of raw materials as much as possible. It gives consumers in the business sector significant advantages in terms of productivity and efficiency. This collaboration with Bruynzeel is so much more than just sustainable purchasing.” The professional interior lighting from Philips is developed based on circular economy and will be purchased by Bruynzeel in the coming years at a fixed amount. Philips continues to own the fixtures and lamps, while Bruynzeel remains the user. This means that not only is the product circular, but the business model especially conforms to circular economy. The responsibility for management, maintenance and innovation lies with Philips. By applying innovative technology, up to 73% of the total energy consumption can be saved. At the same time the lighting is “friendlier” and warmer, resulting in lighting that is easier on the workers’ eyes, which in turn makes them less tired at the end of the working day.

Reuse of materials
The focus is shifting to a circular way of thinking, which no longer revolves around ‘property’ but rather ‘use’. Philips was introduced to circular lighting by architect Thomas Rau. The emphasis is no longer on products, but rather on services – in this case lighting as a service. In response to this development, Thomas Rau established a separate unit, Turntoo, to promote and support this model. Since then, Philips and Turntoo have worked closely together in the development of circular economy product-service combinations. With circular economy lighting Philips wants to offer a new lighting solution with the most energy-efficient products, thereby enabling Philips to maximize the use and reuse of resources. The benefits of Circular Economy Lighting:

  • Light is acquired as a service; Philips retains ownership of the equipment
  • Energy conservation through durable lighting of the highest quality
  • Philips takes care of it all: management, maintenance and lighting innovation are all taken care of
  • Cost reduction through a sustainable lighting plan
  • Reliable partner for financial security
  • Preservation of raw materials through maximum reuse of materials