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Creation date: 2012

Country: Colombia

Location: Bogotá

Sector of activity: Building and housing · Energy, utilities and environment · Food and drinks · Healthcare and social services activities

Social issue: Digital solutions with high social impact · Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities) · Environment and rural settings

Profiquip is an engineering company that is specialized in energy diagnostics and optimization in steam, thermal, compressed air, pumping and industrial process systems. According to Virna Ordóñez, Project Engineer at Profiquip: "We use the tools suggested by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the program of National Specialists for the optimization of energy use, which have yielded great results in the countries where they have been implemented. We are focused on the food, beverage, chemical and paper industries because they are the most energy-intensive."

The company's objective is to align Colombian industry with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): "Energy efficiency gives them a cost-effective, measurable and effective way of helping to reduce their impact on climate change."

The organization's activities relate to treatment of potable water and wastewater, energy efficiency, solar energy and heat recovery. In addition, they offer advice on the correct selection of equipment, design of systems and processes, installation, start-up and maintenance.