Achieving the best economic performances whilst limiting the environmental impact of our activity: This has always been our challenge.
Johannes Tryba, founder of the ATRYA group
Sustainable production is quality production
Poor quality can have a significant impact on both the company and the environment, therefore the companies in the ATRYA group only supply high quality products which will continue to offer the very best service well into the future.
This requirement is dependent on significant investments in research and development, substantial investments in our production tools, and regular training of our teams.
Scaling up initiatives to reduce consumption
The companies in the ATRYA group are constantly looking for ways to improve their processes and reduce their environmental footprint. Since it was founded in 1980, TRYBA has been developing a system to recover the heat generated in its server room and reinject this into its heating system.
Since 2006, this system has been complemented by thermal solar panels which provide some of the on-site heating. In parallel, energy consumption monitoring has been put in place to measure the effectiveness of each measure.
Our photovoltaic system, designed for self-consumption, was installed on the roofs of the TRYBA factory in Gundershoffen and commissioned in 2016.
In terms of logistics, the packaging and consignments are studied to reduce the number of trucks on the roads.
Reducing waste linked to the group's activity
As with all activities, those of the group generate waste. Atrya not only controls this waste in strict compliance with the standards in force, it also strives to reduce it year on year.
For instance, using water-miscible paint to lacquer our composite doors has enabled a 60% decrease in atmospheric emissions. The quantity of paint waste dropped from 30 tonnes per year to 4, and all the new less polluting products which are put on the market are adopted as they offer the same level of quality.
In 2011, a system to recycle water was also put in place: A coagulation-flocculation solution now separates the water and the paint residue, enabling the water to be reused in the same process, before it is treated. This has resulted in a drop in average water consumption of 15%.
Lastly, because the environment is everyone's responsibility, Environmental Committees have been created on each site. Their role? To gather ideas and initiatives from staff from all sectors of the company, to reduce our environmental footprint.
Taking back old joinery
TRYBA has put in place a programme for accepting old windows. Around 70 dealerships have signed up. Old windows (with wood, PVC or aluminium frames) are returned to the production site in Gundershoffen and 95% of the materials are recycled.