Why the UK Food & Drink Industry is Investing in Voltage Optimisation

Voltage optimisation (VO) has emerged as a powerful solution in the food & drink industry to tackle soaring energy costs and reducing carbon emissions. As companies seek ways to enhance their sustainability efforts while maintaining profitability, voltage optimisation has become a go-to technology for optimising energy consumption. In this blog post, we’ll explore how voltage optimisation is revolutionising energy management in the food & drink sector, its benefits, and how Powerdown220 is helping businesses achieve significant savings.

Voltage Optimisation in the Food & Drink Industry:

In the food & drink industry, where energy demands are high and costs continue to rise, voltage optimisation has gained prominence as a cost-effective energy-saving measure. Powerdown220 has been at the forefront of assisting food & drink companies in implementing voltage optimisation solutions to drive down energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint.

Key Equipment and Savings:

Voltage optimisation delivers consistent and substantial savings across various electrical equipment commonly found in food manufacturing facilities. Equipment such as motors in chilling and freezer compressors, evaporator fans, mixing machines, and manufacturing assembly lines are among those that benefit most from Voltage Optimisation technology. Additionally, material handling conveyors, fixed-speed oven fans, and oven exhaust ventilation systems experience improved efficiency and extended lifespan with VO implementation.

While Voltage optimisation may not directly impact savings on LED lighting, it plays a crucial role in safeguarding equipment and prolonging its lifespan. Studies, such as those cited in UK wiring regulations (BS7671), indicate that voltage optimisation can increase equipment lifespan by up to 46%, providing long-term cost benefits beyond energy savings.

Calculation and Guarantee of Savings:

Determining the potential savings from voltage optimisation is a straightforward process. Powerdown220’s technical team conducts comprehensive on-site surveys to assess the specific energy-saving opportunities at each facility. This meticulous approach ensures accurate projections of savings potential.

Moreover, Powerdown220 stands behind its solutions with a full savings guarantee. If the promised savings are not achieved, the company offers to remove the equipment and provide a full refund, providing peace of mind to clients and ensuring accountability in delivering tangible results.


As the food & drink industry continues to prioritise sustainability and cost efficiency, voltage optimisation emerges as a crucial tool for achieving these objectives. With its ability to deliver significant energy savings, extend equipment lifespan, and provide a fast return on investment, voltage optimisation has become indispensable for businesses seeking to thrive in a competitive landscape. By partnering with Powerdown220 and implementing voltage optimisation solutions, food & drink companies can unlock substantial savings of typically between 7-12% while advancing their sustainability goals. Our recent clients in the food industry include: Kinnerton Confectionery, Agrial Fresh Produce, Mademoiselle Desserts and many more…

Contact Powerdown220 today to learn how voltage optimisation can transform your energy management strategy and drive sustainable savings for your business.

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