In response to South Africa’s ongoing energy challenges, Montego, a prominent pet nutrition brand, has invested R33 million in converting one of its manufacturing plants to operate on solar energy.
This move follows a previous R22 million investment in a dedicated solar installation at its Graaff-Reinet facility in 2019. The recent R11 million investment aims to enhance energy resilience.
Kallie Venter, Montego Pet Nutrition’s engineering manager, highlighted the success of the previous solar system in reducing carbon emissions and saving energy costs.
The upgraded solar installation, completed by BDL Solar, incorporates remote monitoring and control capabilities. The company plans to extend PV systems to all its manufacturing facilities, starting with the Centurion plant next year.
Wilfred Cawood, Montego’s marketing executive, emphasized their commitment to sustainability and contributing to resolving the energy crisis in South Africa.