Globus opts for the g-box
Ten globus stores equipped with g-box 50
Facts & figures
Founded in 1828 in St. Wendel, Germany, the Globus Group is a family business rich in tradition that operates hypermarkets, DIY stores and consumer electronics centers. Globus employs more than 44,900 people at more than 170 locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, and Russia. The German Globus hypermarkets operate a restaurant, a bakery and a butcher‘s shop in addition to the actual store in order to round off the range of services for their customers.
However, this results in a high demand for electrical and thermal energy. A g-box 50 has therefore already been installed in ten different stores throughout Germany to ensure the basic cost-effective and ecological supply of the individual buildings. The g-box 50 with its electrical output of 50 kW and thermal output of 100 kW produces around 250,000 kWh of electrical power and a good 500,000 kWh of heat per year and contributes to the basic supply. “The g-boxes increase the profitability of our markets and are a reliable energy supplier,” says Guido Koch, Project Engineer and Energy Officer at Globus hypermarkets. Each plant will have paid for itself after a term of just over five years. “Further g-boxes have already been ordered and will be installed in other branches over the next few months,” says Managing Director Björn Böhmig of Thies GmbH, which acted as general contractor for the projects.