Toyota Motor North America, First to Adopt Orion Energy Systems' New Unprecedented Energy Efficient Lighting Platform
Companies' partnership aligned on product performance and energy
MANITOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX) is pleased to
announce that Toyota Motor North America will be the first Global
Fortune 500 customer to install Orion's industry-leading third
generation ISON™ Class LED High Bay fixture in their 8.1 million
square-foot Georgetown, KY manufacturing plant since the Orion 214
lumens per watt (LPW) fixture was launched in September. Toyota selected
the ISON™ Class LED Gen III High Bay for this sizable lighting retrofit
project because the fixture, which delivers an unprecedented 214 lumens
per watt, will help them significantly reduce the amount of energy
required to light certain areas of the flagship facility. The Georgetown
facility is Toyota's largest vehicle manufacturing plant in the world,
equal to 169 football fields under one roof.
Toyota has a total of fourteen domestic facilities and in past years has
installed more than 18,000 Orion high bay fluorescent fixtures.
Toyota, the world leader in hybrid vehicles, and Orion, the industry
leader in high performance energy efficient LED high bay lighting, share
a vision for product performance and environmental responsibility, which
has led to a ten year partnership to reduce the amount of energy Toyota
uses for lighting in their US manufacturing facilities. By reducing the
amount of energy used, Toyota is contributing to a better environment by
reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.
This energy efficiency initiative is also in line with Toyota's
Environmental Challenge 2050, which was announced in the fall of
2015 to address key global environmental issues and reduce the negative
impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles to zero, and also, to
create value and produce benefit to society. The challenge is composed
of six individual challenges across three areas: ever-better cars,
ever-better manufacturing, and enriching lives of communities.
The ISON™ Class LED Gen III High Bay will consume approximately 42% less
energy than the average competitor's LED high bay fixture and has the
lowest 10-year cost of ownership than any other LED high bay fixture in
"We are excited that Toyota is the first to adopt the new ISON™ Class
LED Gen III High Bay lighting platform and believe it is testament to
the trust we have earned from our long-standing global and national
Fortune 500 customers to deliver on our promises," said John Scribante,
chief executive officer of Orion Energy Systems. "Positioning our
customers as heroes in their organizations, industries, and communities
is a constant conversation at Orion. We congratulate Toyota for their
commitment to energy efficiency."
About Orion Energy Systems
Orion is one of the leaders in the transformation of commercial and
industrial buildings to state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting
systems and retrofit lighting solutions. Orion manufactures and markets
a cutting edge portfolio of products encompassing LED solid-state
lighting and high intensity fluorescent lighting. Many of Orion's nearly
100 granted patents and pending patent applications relate to lighting
systems that provide exceptional optical and thermal performance, which
drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide
variety of customers in the retrofit markets.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and
the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through
our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 50 years, we've produced more
than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14
manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than
44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American
dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and
trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 - and about 80 percent
of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental
organizations to address our society's most pressing mobility
challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support
non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more
places. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
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