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Ecopare and Footwork First announce partnership to help reduce manufacturers’ environmental impact

Ecopare Ltd and Footwork First Ltd today announced a working partnership that will offer an integrated product to help manufacturers reduce their environmental impact. The package will combine Ecopare’s Lean Energy Management solution with Footwork First’s Envirolean solution.

GUILDFORD, SURREY, UK — Thursday, 28th July 2011: Ecopare Ltd and Footwork First Ltd today announced a working partnership that will offer an integrated product to help manufacturers reduce their environmental impact. The package will combine Ecopare’s Lean Energy Management solution with Footwork First’s Envirolean solution.

By combining the two solutions will allow for automatic capture, analysis and reporting of the environmental impact of manufacturing processes with the ability to identify and reduce waste consumption.

The benefit for manufacturers will be in allowing them to become more sustainable through the identification and optimisation of both traditional inputs such as material, labour and machine time with non-core inputs such as energy, water and other commodity materials.

“In creating this partnership we are providing our manufacturing clients a solution to automatically include environmental impact data as part of Continuous Improvement Programmes,” commented Craig Astfalck, Managing Director of Ecopare. “With Footwork First’s track record in delivering Lean Manufacturing programmes we are excited to be able to offer this integrated solution.”

David Crowfoot, Director of Footwork First added “Ecopare’s Lean Energy Management solution provides our Envirolean solution with an automated way of collecting real-time environmental impact data across an entire manufacturing process.”

“This gives us the ability to focus on optimising the consumption of all inputs within the process and addressing the true environmental impact of the finished goods.”

The combined solution will be offered to the market place by the end of August 2011 in a limited release format with several clients already expressing interest in using the integrated solution.

About Ecopare

Ecopare is a dynamic new company that specialises in practical Energy Resource Management solutions for the Manufacturing Sector. Ecopare understands that manufacturers operate in a complex environment where simple energy reduction programmes may not work. With its Lean Energy Management solution Ecopare is able to help optimise manufacturing process energy consumption to produce an average 21% savings in energy usage.

For more information please see: http://www.ecopare.co.uk

About Footwork First

Footwork First is a proactive, results driven company that adds value to its clients by procuring external funding and delivering integral projects and business improvement. Footwork First has extensive experience of working with manufacturers, be this project management or the application of lean techniques typically resulting in a tenfold return on investment. Footwork First is constantly looking at ways of applying its proven tools and techniques to the new challenges facing the sector. Consequently with growing pressure for more sustainable manufacturing, and escalating costs facing poor environmental practices, Footwork has developed Envirolean.

For more information please see: http://www.footworkfirst.co.uk

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