Optimizing energy for South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company

Adcock Ingram partners with Johnson Controls to improve control, reduce headquarters facility energy consumption.
By Control Engineering Staff June 3, 2009

Within the pharmaceutical industry, many environmental Adcock Ingram , a leading pharmaceutical company based in Midrand, South Africa, selected Johnson Controls as its systems integrator to help reduce energy consumption and increase efficiencies. The installation of the Johnson Controls Metasys building management system, completed in April, integrated with advanced security systems provides a secure, comfortable, and energy efficient campus environment.

Adcock Ingram’s Midrand facility currently faces energy supply issues. As a result, the company needed to develop creative ways to maximize available resources and ensure a secure environment for more than 200 employees and temperature-sensitive products. For example, a large warehouse on the premises that stores pharmaceuticals must be kept at a specific temperature and monitored like any other process variable.

“Adcock Ingram needed an integrated solution that would enable the company to be innovative with their energy supply. Johnson Controls offered them a one-stop-shop solution that addresses their energy concerns, provides a measurable return on investment, and prepares them for future security needs,” says Neil Cameron, general manager at Johnson Controls Systems & Services, South Africa.

The building automation and closed-circuit television (CCTV) access control security are tied into one integrated communication system which provides intelligent management of the facility. Apart from optimizing current energy usage, the Johnson Controls building management system measures and pinpoints areas in the building where further power can be saved.

—Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor, PWelander@cfemedia.com
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