Businesses look to alternative energy as prices soar.

June 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Businesses look to alternative energy as prices soar.


PIAA were at the Impact International Solar Farm opening last week as more businesses look to alternative energy as prices soar. The farm will provide 18% of energy needs for the adjoining the companies Smithfield packaging. The farm is a concrete reminder of the impact soaring energy costs are having on Australian businesses.
PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay, said “I am delighted to see Impact International take such positive action towards sustainability. It is critical that we address the need for lower prices on energy to ensure that local industry is supported here in Australia.”
Present at the opening were Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen and local state member Hugh McDermott providing an opportunity for Printing Industries Association of Australia to continue a discussion around the plight of the print and packaging industries with the ongoing energy crisis.
“We were able to lobby two local members here today, to ensure that the needs of local industry is catered to. I will be meeting with Mr McDermott to follow up on our discussion here and will be looking to gain his support for lower energy prices.”
Impact International has been a leader and family business within the industry for three generations currently employing over 84 staff.
Impact International are consistent winners in the annual Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards for their excellence and innovation in the printing and visual communications industry.
The move by Impact International to invest in solar is the consequence of the pressure that many SME’s are under to reduce the cost of power in their operations.