Beverage machine spares supplier Abbeychart has extended its bespoke ‘kitting’ solutions range to offer service engineers and OEMs parts for a wider range of popular equipment from some of the sectors best known coffee machine manufacturers, such as La Marzocco, La Spaziale and WMF.
The parts provider has sold over 30,000 kits so far in 2018, and so believes a ‘ready to go’ kitting solution is a popular choice with engineers looking to save time and money during machine installs or service call outs.
The installation kit contains all the external components required to connect the coffee machine to the mains water supply whilst meeting the requirements of the Pressure Systems Safety Regs.
Typically the kit will include a double check valve, water blocks, pressure reducing valve and shut off tap, and for convenience, the components are supplied ready assembled which is said to save an engineer approximately an hour labour time on site.
Kits are also available for preventative service and maintenance calls when the components are heat-sealed in separate sections in order of use within the pack, which should ensure the parts are readily to hand when needed.
Mark Taylor, MD of Abbeychart’s parent company Hawco said: “We have developed a unique way of packing the components which means that there’s no hunting round the pack or running to the van; everything is to hand which saves time on site. If it’s in the bag it’s meant to be used and so it acts as a bit of a checklist too, which is handy for inexperienced engineers.
“As the name suggests, these really are bespoke kits and we have the technical know-how to tailor components as required, for example adjusting pressure reducing valves for customers in area with a higher water pressure, or sourcing non-standard parts for customers with specific requirements. Adding new equipment manufacturers to our range, brings our expertise to a much wider audience which is a positive move for Abbeychart.”
Abbeychart kits are reportedly popular with customers who appreciate dealing with one supplier for all their component parts. Using a single part number, the kit should be on site or at the customer’s address within 24 hours via the supplier’s standard next day delivery service.
A call-off service for managing multiple delivery dates over a period of time is also available for customers with recurring orders.