Fujifilm’s futuristic Tilburg platemaking facility is now 100% wind-powered

Peter Struik of Fujifilm (left) and Marc van der Linden of Eneco Group.
Peter Struik of Fujifilm (left) and Marc van der Linden of Eneco Group, in front of Fujifilm’s Tilburg platemaking facility.

Fujifilm has taken its commitment to green energy and carbon reduction to an entirely new level. Its state-of-the-art production facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands (which manufactures a number of Fujifilm products including printing plates), is now entirely powered by wind energy. Partially powered by wind since 2011, Fujifilm, in partnership with Dutch energy supplier Eneco, has now succeeded in powering its entire Tilburg operation by wind power. The wind turbines that drive the plant’s manufacturing capabilities are located on-site and in nearby Zeeland. The 100 gigawatt hours of energy they generate for the Fujifilm facility is enough to power 30,000 homes.

“Our motto is that if we can do it green, we will do it green,” said Site Director Peter Struik. “With that objective in mind, we’ve come to an agreement with our energy supplier Eneco to provide us with 100% renewable energy. They share our commitment to green energy, and with their help and expertise we’ve been able to make this vision a reality.”

fujifilmtilburg1-inEneco Board member Marc van der Linden added: “Fujifilm is showing commendable courage and leadership in having taken this bold step. They’re setting an excellent example to their industry and to other businesses in the surrounding area. Like Eneco, Fujifilm is a forward-thinking company that recognizes that economy and ecology have to go hand in hand. They have long demonstrated this in their products, and now they’re doing so with their energy supply as well.”

Fujifilm and Eneco are also now investigating the possibility of producing bio-mass steam on the Fujifilm site to further enhance the renewable and green credentials of the plant.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.