Facade of the GEDORE building in Remscheid with logo


Combining Ecology and Economy

GEDORE has set itself the goal of combining entrepreneurial action with social and ecological responsibility. Since April 2022, the Remscheid-based tool manufacturer has therefore been participating in the ECOPROFIT project. The cooperation project is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the major Bergisch cities and their economic development agencies, the Wuppertal, Remscheid, Solingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Bergisches Städtedreieck Regional Agency. 137 companies in the Bergisches Städtedreieck have gone through this project over the past 12 years.

The companies were trained in workshops on a wide range of environmental and resource protection topics. At the end of the project, an environmental programme was identified and compiles measures suitable for the company that lead to verifiable improvements and savings in resources and costs.

After a final examination and certification, the successful participants received the award as an ECOPROFIT company at a festive closing event in October 2023.

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Logo of the Bergisches Städtedreieck ECOPROFIT cooperation project

Projects 2016 - 2022

Conversion to LED lighting in two factories

Savings of 103,000 kWh electricity

Savings of 49.44 t CO2

Adaptation of the forging furnace control

Compression of shift and production times of the most energy-intensive machines

Savings of 1.5 million kWh gas

Savings of 370.5 t CO2


Projects 2023

Optimisation of compressed air generation through modern compressors

Savings of up to 192,000 kWh electricity

Savings of 92.16 t CO2

Introduction of energy management according to DIN ISO 50001

Savings not quantifiable

More efficient use of cooling lubricants in machining

Service life of the machines increased by up to 40%

Saving of 20,000 L cooling lubricant emulsion


Projects 2024 - 2025

Organisation of a driving safety training course for field staff

Fuel-efficient driving

Accident prevention

 Training of energy scouts by the IHK Savings not quantifiable
Analysis of material use ( i.e. steel) in the production areas of forging and machining

Reduction of material and energy resources used

More efficient material use and recycling