About Us

SUSTAINABILITY AS A SERVICE

Energy Drive partners with companies from a range of major industries to actualise their energy-related sustainability goals. Using variable speed drives to reduce our clients’ energy consumption and achieve more efficient operations, we also lower energy-related business costs. We achieve this by overcoming the key hurdles to energy optimisation by taking on the risk and staying invested with our clients for the long term. By purchasing the required equipment, installing it, and ensuring that it runs effectively for as long as it’s on a client’s site, we have founded an innovative, fully-engineered, turnkey sustainability solution executed via a zero-capex performance contract.

THE THREE KEY HURDLES TO ENERGY OPTIMISATION

1

RESOURCES

 

Our turnkey energy-saving solution includes design, project management, installation and maintenance all delivered via a zero-capex performance contract, meaning you can continue to focus on your business operations while we finance and execute the project.

2

PLANT

DOWNTIME

Every system is installed with a fully motorised bypass, meaning that if a VSD were to fail the electrical supply system is reconfigured, quickly allowing the motor to revert to the original electrical supply and control system. Once the fault has been rectified, the system can be changed back to VSD control. In most cases, the bypass system can happen quickly enough to avoid production down time.

3

MEASUREMNET

and VERIFICATION

Each Energy Drive system is monitored for electrical consumption, and system health and performance recorded via a sealed Elster meter. The energy consumption data is sent to an independent third party, meaning the integrity of the data is of the highest standard. This information is available to clients via an access-controlled web page, while the Energy Drive control centre can analyse the data and generate any alerts, ensuring Energy Drive is always aware of the health of every system in the field.

OUR JOURNEY

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

  • FEBRUARY 2010

    EnergyDrive Systems established.

  • MAY 2011

    First energy-saving solution live at Gelvenor Textiles.

  • JANUARY 2012

    First major contract signed with Dunlop.

    MARCH 2012

    Formal office opened and staff hired.

  • OCTOBER 2014

    First Medium Voltage (MV) solution goes live (Assmang).

  • FEBRUARY 2016

    Sembcorp UK goes live.

  • JUNE 2017

    Investment of SANA Partners Group in Energy Drive Group.

    NOVEMBER 2017

    Signing of global contract by Glencore Operations.

  • OCTOBER 2019

    First mine ventilation fan system approval.

    Largest single installation at Glencore Lion (10.4MW of VSDs).

    NOVEMBER 2019

    Rebrand of EnergyDrive Systems to Energy Drive.

    South African Energy Efficiency Confederation Award: Energy Company of the Year

  • 11 July 2022

    2021

    South African Energy Efficiency Confederation Award: Industrial Energy Project of the Year

    First UK MV projects launched.

  • 25 July 2022

    2022

    First EU contracts signed in Romania and Belgium.

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM HAS 100+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SAVINGS INDUSTRY.
OUR QUALIFIED ENGINEERS are DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT OUR SERVICES DELIVER THE DESIRED RESULTS.

BOARD MEMBERS
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James Hynd | Group Chief Executive Officer | Energy Drive
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GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ben Basson | Group Chief Financial Officer | Energy Drive
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Group Chief Financial Officer

Energy Drive board member Bertha Dlamini
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Independent Non-Executive Director

REGIONAL OFFICES
Mark Milne | SA Head of Account Management | Energy Drive
Mark Milne

SA HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

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UK Commercial Director

James Sharp | SA Business Development Manager | Energy Drive
James Sharp

SA Business Development Manager

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OUR VALUES

We base our actions on a deeply rooted set of company values, which are:

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TRUST

Trust defines and quantifies our relationships within our company and with our clients. We confidently hold each other accountable to act with integrity and character.

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PEOPLE-CENTRED

We value and treat people with dignity and respect. Personal perspectives and preferences are always considered as we take time to listen and work in collaborative partnership towards designing and delivering according to our promises.

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PROGRESSIVE

We continuously challenge ourselves towards disruptive innovation. We are agile and relentless in our pursuit of ingenious applications to improve the way things are done.

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COURAGE

We have the courage to take risks and the resilience to counter challenges with tenacity and perseverance. Our passion drives us.

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EXCELLENCE

We are committed to pursuing excellence. Our professionalism reflects in the quality of our people, our product and our service. In everything we do.

ACTUALISE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS