Customer Case Study:

HJ Langdon

Fast Facts

  • Customer:

    HJ Langdon
  • Location:

    Derrimut, Victoria
  • Timeframe:

    Roughly 10-week build completed May 2018
  • Energy supply:

    430.10 kW
  • Expected savings:

    $119,995 pa
  • Estimated carbon savings:

    667 tonnes pa

The Customer

An entrepreneurial Henry Joseph Langdon set sail from London with his wife and young son in 1852, settling in Melbourne during Gold Rush fever. Bringing champagne, brandy and chocolate supplies with him, he founded an enduring specialist food import business soon afterwards. The company is still going strong some 165 years later, and still held in the same family after five generations. Based in Derrimut, HJ Langdon prides itself on importing an extensive range of gourmet products from all around the globe.

The Project

Current chief executive Chris Langdon, wanted to future proof the company from increased energy costs. Beon Energy delivered a solar-powered solution installing 1564 photovoltaic solar panels. A smooth process completed on time and within budget, Chris was so impressed he requested another solar installation at his Bakery Craft factory (97 kW). He also referred Beon to a friend’s bathroom design company in Richmond, leading to an additional 67 kW solar install.

The Solution

Beon further assisted Chris’ savvy economic focus by recommending HJ Langdon finance their solar installation using an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA). An initiative of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, the scheme brings property owners, banks and local councils together to finance carbon reduction projects. The agreements are designed to reduce investment risk for businesses, as they incorporate carbon reduction projects into normal operations.

A great way to improve energy efficiency and improve asset value while managing the risks associated with increasing energy costs, you can read more about EUA’s here or contact Beon to learn more about how we can help you explore your energy from every angle.


“Thanks to Beon, I now have peace of mind that a certain portion of my energy bill will not be affected by any increases in energy bills, and that gives me a lot of confidence when planning for the future of the company. We want to be around for our 200th anniversary and beyond. Beon arranged a swift, safe installation that ran smoothly and I cannot commend them highly enough, which is why I’ve recommended them to friends as well as commissioning them again myself.”

Chris Langdon, HJ Langdon