TRILUX impresses European bedroom furniture manufacturer with its high-quality and energy-efficient lighting and tailor-made financing service for its headquarters in Freudenberg, Germany.

rauch Möbelwerke, one of Europe’s largest bedroom furniture manufacturers, was founded in 1897. With around 1,600 employees and three locations in Germany, rauch Möbelwerke is Europe’s largest supplier of high-quality wardrobes and bedroom furniture. The company’s headquarters in Freudenberg, Germany, comprises:

  • Plant 3
  • A 90,000 square meter production area
  • approx. 13,000 square meters of administration and workshop space
  • Extensive outdoor areas

Built in the early 1970s, the lighting system at the site was outdated in all areas and incurring enormous energy and maintenance costs. The company required a solution to reduce operating costs and its carbon footprint. They found the perfect partner in TRILUX.

As a full-service provider, the lighting expert retrofitted the entire site with innovative LED solutions. In close collaboration with raunch, TRILUX developed a customised financing concept. After the retrofit, the energy costs for lighting will fall by approximately 74,000 euros per month, and CO2 emissions will reduce by 2,200 tons per year.

Finding the right lighting solution for the five production halls was challenging. These house vast hall aisles in which huge machines, called “all-rounders,” perform all the woodworking, such as sawing, milling, drilling, and gluing, creating significant air pollution.

The perfect luminaire for these demanding environments is TRILUX’s E-Line NEXT LED. Lighting technology and protection class of the highly versatile light strip are precisely adapted to any application; for example, there is an IP64 solution with lumen packages between 7000 and 9000 lumens for production areas.

To maximise efficiency and transparency, the continuous rows are networked with TRILUX’s LiveLink Premium lighting management system and combined with sensors for presence and daylight detection. This enables the luminaires to be monitored online via a cloud interface and the TRILUX Monitoring Services.

Creavo LED recessed ceiling luminaires and the Finea LED light channel have been used in the office and administration areas. Looking outside the facility, in the delivery zone, rauch relies on the Jovie LED post-top luminaire. In the covered loading zones, powerful Mirona Fit LED high-bay luminaires provide excellent, energy-efficient light and greater safety.

After a comprehensive energy audit, it was clear that high energy savings could be realised by refurbishing with a controlled TRILUX LED solution.

However, the question of the perfect financing solution had to be defined. Four options were discussed in detail, including balance sheet-neutral financing with the TRILUX “Light as a Service” rental model. Here, the customer receives state-of-the-art lighting for a monthly rental cost, off-balance sheet and without own investment – TRILUX, as a full-service partner, takes responsibility for all tasks such as installing and maintaining the system.

After extensive calculations and objective comparison of the various financing models, rauch opted for a customised purchase option – among other things- to take advantage government subsidies for Energy-Efficient Buildings BEG for LED transformation. As rauch wished to place the operation and maintenance of the system in professional hands, the deal was combined with a five-year service contract from TRILUX.

rauch plans to use this project as a blueprint for refurbishing other locations. “We develop a customised investment and service concept for each customer and each project – ensuring an optimal result,” says Sebastian Stieber, Project Manager Financial Solutions and Services at TRILUX, explaining the successful model.

“Whether purchase, instalment plan, leasing or “Light as a Service” rental – thanks to our broad portfolio, we can find the optimal financing for every need, even for unusual framework conditions,” says Stieber.

Which TRILUX solutions and financing model rauch will opt for on the following projects will be decided appropriately as part of individual project planning.

For further information on the TRIlUX financing models, please visit: Financing – TRILUX Services – Service – TRILUX Simplify Your Light

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November 2023 issue

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