Fergus Ewing, MSP and Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, has visited an East Kilbride based engineering firm that has this week made the Scottish Business Pledge and is paving the way for global energy efficiency technologies.
Heliex Power designs and supplies patented power-generation systems that generate electricity using waste heat and steam used in industrial processes. Its systems are suitable for a variety of industries, including food and drink, chemicals and agriculture.
Heliex has recently completed a number of installations, including one at Italy’s largest steel mill and at a Scottish distillery.
The firm, which employs 25 people, has also agreed to uphold the nine separate commitments in the Scottish Business Pledge, which include paying workers the living wage, pursuing international business opportunities and playing an active role in the community.
Ewing said: “I congratulate Heliex on its decision to make the Scottish Business Pledge, joining a growing movement of progressive businesses and organisations with shared values and goals.
“Heliex demonstrates the kind of innovative, ambitious approach to business recognised by the pledge that boosts productivity and creates inclusive growth.
“Heliex’s plans chime with the Scottish Government’s vision of an innovative, entrepreneurial Scotland, competing in global markets and growing in a fair and sustainable way.”
Professor Dan Wright, Chief Executive, Heliex Power, said, “We were delighted to welcome the Scottish Energy Minister to our headquarters to showcase the ground-breaking work that we, amongst many other Scottish companies, are doing in the field of energy efficiency innovation. “