dogBar Body: Qualität und Nachhaltigkeit

dogBar Body: Quality and sustainability

The sustainable use of natural resources has been part of our corporate philosophy for over 90 years. Preserving the environment and protecting the climate are not only a business concern for us, but also a very personal one. With our actions today, we accept our responsibility for the future - who can implement this better than a family business.

We want to pass our company and its land on to the next generation with a clear conscience.

Since 2010, over 800 modules with a nominal output of 163 kWp have been installed on the roofs of our production facilities.

In spring/summer 2023, additional photovoltaic modules with a total nominal output of 1,080 kWp were installed, so that almost 3,400 modules now generate around 1,200,000 kWh of “solar power” per year. This means we avoid emissions of around 450 t of CO2 per year, which corresponds to the annual consumption of 330 four-person households.

The planned grid connection for the newly installed modules is scheduled for the end of 2023.


In our wood-fired heating plant (550 kW output), which went into operation in 2019, we burn the production residues from plywood production.
The chip silo built for this purpose, which stores the production residues over the summer until the start of the heating season, has a total volume of 500 m3.
This means that we generate almost all of our heating heat in a CO2-neutral way from the renewable raw material wood. Thanks to intelligent combustion control and the latest fine dust filter technology, the limits for fine dust set out in the 1st BImSchV (2nd stage) are significantly exceeded.

Thanks to new wood firing, we were able to save more than 100 tonnes of CO2 in 2020 compared to 2019.


In order to provide our employees and production facilities with the best possible protection in the event of a fire, our production halls are protected by a sprinkler system. For this purpose, 490 m3 of water are kept in the sprinkler basin. With the help of heat exchangers, the cold stored in the water is used to cool the process water in the compounding line. This means that an annual consumption of around 800,000 liters of fresh water has been saved. This corresponds roughly to the consumption of 8 households.


Due to rising energy prices and higher demands on water management in the plastic injection molding sector, we have been using a 500 kW 2-circuit cooling system since 2018, which uses stored well water to cool the tools on our injection molding machines so that our plastic injection molded parts retain their shape permanently. The waste heat generated is then fed directly into our heating system and used to heat our shipping building.


In order to better meet our responsibility for sustainability and environmental protection, we have replaced three existing plants in our wood and plastic production with energy-efficient machines of the latest generation since 2018.

These have convinced us, so that we will consistently continue to purchase new energy-efficient systems in the future.

At the beginning of March 2021, another new injection molding machine was delivered for our plastics production. This is expected to result in electricity savings of more than 40% and CO2 savings of over 30 t per year.

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