Up to 40% Energy Savings for KFC in 100+ Store Malaysian Project | A Case Study

Malaysia – Seido Solutions

A BEST partner in Malaysia has brokered a landmark energy deal with global fast-food giants KFC, paving the way for a potentially huge South East Asian Eniscope energy monitoring roll-out.

The Context

KFC is a great example of a quick-service restaurant provider enjoying massive global success. KFC operate over 20,000 locations across 123 countries. They are second only to McDonald’s in their size and scope.

The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, who also own Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains. Operating long hours with energy-intensive functions, quick-service restaurants are a great fit for Eniscope-led energy management.

The Project

This project began with a hotly contested tender process. Competing against 11 other providers of energy monitoring and management solutions, Seido Solutions conducted a single store Proof of Concept installation.

Crucially, Seido managed to deliver 24% savings on that store – the best result of any of the tendering suppliers. Thanks in no small part to the quality of the technology they had at their disposal as a BEST international partner, including leading energy-saving products ACES (air conditioning) and CUES (refrigeration units).

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  • Tim McMahon

    With 105 stores in the project, Seido Solutions activities result in around $100,000 worth of savings every single month. In some stores, they're saving as much as 40% of consumption!

    Tim McMahon, Commercial Director, BEST

The Results

Seido has delivered an average of 18% energy bill savings across the board in this project, rising to 40% in some locations. For an industry where energy consumption is very high and operating hours very long, this amounts to a substantial saving.

The Future

The energy team at Seido have been invited to assist in the Green Building Initiative project in Malaysia with KFC, with Eniscope the chosen device for this project. This got the attention of Yum! Brands themselves, which has unlocked negotiations for further projects in South East Asia.

Proof of Concept installations are already underway in six other countries, with new regions beginning to show interest with every week that passes. In total, as many as 1,912 KFC outlets fall within the potential scope of this massive roll-out.

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