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TDK Electronics takes its responsibility toward society and the environment seriously. At our facilities, we constantly strive to improve energy efficiency, save energy and use electricity from renewable sources. In addition, we focus on products that also help protect the environment and yield benefits for society. At the same time, we are raising awareness among our employees that we want to fulfill our responsibility to future generations through our behavior as well as our technologies and solutions.


Selected projects


On the way to carbon neutrality

50 percent electricity from solar power

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The plant in Nashik has made environmentally friendly production a top priority, and is using more and more electricity from solar power to achieve this. Around 50 percent of its energy needs, the plant covers by producing its own electricity using a photovoltaic system on the roof of an assembly hall, and from an external photovoltaic field of about 100,000 square metres that delivers electricity exclusively to the site. This reduced the carbon emissions from the site by about 8,200 tons per year.

Almost carbon neutral production

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The Málaga site runs production on electricity from 100 percent renewable sources. In addition, their own photovoltaic system on the roof of the building produces around 90 megawatt hours of solar energy each year. Both measures together have reduced the plant’s carbon emissions by about 95 percent.

For the installation of the photovoltaic system and a charging station for electrical vehicles, the site received a EU supplemental grant from the European Funds for Regional Development over the years 2017 to 2020, as part of the programme for sustainable energy development in Andalusia. The goal of the programme is a clean, sustainable economy.

Carbon reduction equals emissions of 100 cars per year

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The plant in Johor Bahru also runs production on self-made solar energy. A photovoltaic system with almost 1,200 panels on roughly 3,000 square meters generates around 640 megawatt hours of electricity per year. This covers around 8 percent of the annual electricity needs at the site.

The plant thereby reduces its annual carbon emissions by about 450 tons. This equals the yearly carbon emissions of roughly 100 cars.

Energy mix made of hydro and solar power

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The site at Deutschlandsberg also runs production on self-generated solar power. Its own photovoltaic system with about 1,300 panels on about 2,400 square metres of roof is to be expanded further. This reduces the yearly carbon emissions of the plant, which has powered production with 100 percent hydropower for many years, by around 124 tons.

The photovoltaic system is a pilot for more possible sustainability projects for using energy while being gentle to natural resources, and receives funding from the European Funds for Regional Development (EFRE).

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Hydropower and geothermics for extreme energy intensive production

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The plant in Akureyi draws its electricity solely from renewable energies. In Iceland, TDK moulds foils for aluminium electrolyte capacitors, which requires enormous amounts of energy. Akureyi is responsible for more than half of TDK Electronics’ entire electricity consumption. The extra energy intensive production was one of the main reasons why the site was founded 10 years ago in Iceland. The electricity is generated there entirely from renewable energy sources. Around 70 percent come from hydropower, the remainder from geothermal energy.