Our PEX Pipe Extrusion business area is an innovative manufacturer of high-quality plastic pipes for the heating and plumbing industry. Our core is the efficient, high-technology production process for crosslinked PE-Xa pipes, resulting in products with a unique combination of flexibility and hydrostatic strength.
LK Systems is the leading manufacturer of easy-to-install systems for heating and tap water distribution and pre-insulated pipes in the Nordics. Through our prefabrication factory, we also provide tailor-made solutions that simplify the installation process even further.
LK Armatur is a leading producer in Europe, manufactures millions of valves per year for the global HVAC market. Our solutions are based on a comprehensive view of how valves, control units, components and prefabricated products work together.
LK is a family-owned trading and production group, operating on a global scale within the HVAC-area. We are the market leader in Sweden and has an increasing sales of products, systems and solutions in the Nordic countries, Europe and the USA.
The LK Pex pipe manufacturing unit is located in Ulricehamn, Sweden, and was inaugurated in 2014. The factory has a total floor of 20 000 m² and consists of the production area, a large central warehouse, laboratories and offices for administration. When we took the decision to build an entirely new factory, it was important to ensure not only an increased capacity but also that the project would be undertaken in a sustainable way. It was very clear to us that the new premises and production had to be efficient economically, environmentally and in terms of energy usage. We are very proud to be able to deliver pipes that are not only of a high quality but also produced in an energy efficient way.
A closed system for cooling water in the new factory has made a significant reduction in water consumption of the pipe production lines compared to the old factory. We have reduced our energy consumption by upgrading our production machinery to more energy efficient units, but also by using motion activated LED based lighting technology in the factory. Our ambition is to increase our purchases of electricity from sustainable sources on an annual basis and reduce our fossile sourced electricity needs.
Both the pipe production and the logistics centre are self-supporting for heating, thanks to recovery of excess heat from the pipe production lines. Heat exchangers are installed to recycle the waste heat from the production process.
In addition to providing heating for the factory and logistics centre, the excess heat is used in a snow melting system at the loading docks and as district heating in the municipality of Ulricehamn.
LK Pex has signed up the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) pledge in Europe and is implementing zero pellet loss measures in our operations. OCS is an international programme designed to prevent the loss of plastic granules (pellets, flakes and powders) in the value chain. Our commitment as a manufacturer of plastics pipes is to ensure that the raw materials we handle are always contained and do not spread to the environment.Operation Clean Sweep
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