Kaeser opens the door of compressed air energy efficiency for Hume

Hume Doors & Timber - one of Australia’s leading door manufacturers - recently invested in an energy efficient Kaeser CSD 125 rotary screw compressor to meet the increased demand for compressed air created by the expansion of its Sydney manufacturing facility.

Hume Doors and Timber (Hume) is one of the nation’s largest door manufacturers with operations in every capital city and strategically placed regional branches within Australia and New Zealand. Established over 60 years ago and now with over 1,000 employees, Hume proudly remains a 100% Australian owned company.

Hume provides innovation in doorway technology and manufactures an extensive range of products - over 2,000 to be exact - for the building industry including the; commercial and industrial, multi-unit, aged care, residential and renovation sectors. From their manufacturing facilities Hume is able to deliver specialist low volume to mass high volume production. In fact, they were the first company to introduce cold pressing technology to allow for the mass production of doors using sustainable practices - a procedure that also greatly reduces power consumption.

Hume is committed to operating its entire business process in an environmentally sustainable manner. As such its manufacturing and distribution processes have been designed to minimise their environmental footprint. Innovation, sustainability and recycling therefore all have a key role in their manufacturing facilities. One way they try and minimise their environmental footprint is by utilising energy to its maximum efficiency.

It’s no surprise then, that when it comes to the compressed air systems at all of their manufacturing operations, Hume has long since opted for compressed air equipment that is not only reliable but also highly energy efficient. Compressed air is an important utility to Hume and can be found in use across the manufacturing process, responsible for powering the woodworking machinery such as the sanders and staple guns.

Hume recently expanded its manufacturing operation in Sydney. With the expansion came an increased demand for compressed air which the current system could not meet. Eddie Luke, the General Manager at Hume therefore contacted long standing compressed air supplier Kaeser Compressors for a solution.