Dawson takes aim at food waste equipment market

Dawson is making its first formal foray into the food waste management market this week by officially launching the Flex WasteDispo solution from Rendisk.

Dawson announced the UK tie-up with fellow Ali Group company Rendisk towards the end of last year, but has waited until the start of the New Year to properly kick off the sales and marketing drive.

Rendisk’s integrated Flex WasteDispo unit is capable of dealing with 700kg of food waste per hour and features an automated hygienic processing sstem. This involves grinding the food waste at a food waste station at kitchen level and transporting it by means of a vacuum system to a central, compact storage location.

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The food waste is dewatered, which the company claims reduces its volume by up to 80%, enabling significant reductions in food waste disposal costs, providing hygienic working conditions in the kitchen and eliminating any food waste to drain issues.

Mike Butt, managing director at Dawson Food Service Equipment, said: “We are very excited about the launch of this new system and the benefits it will bring. We all know it is becoming socially unacceptable to macerate food waste to drain. What’s more, traditional macerators use and waste a significant amount of water as part of their process.”

Dawson claims that unlike other solutions available which use lots of added water to ‘transport’ the food and an ‘auger’ system to de-water it into a storage tank, Flex WasteDispo requires less transport water and uses a centrifugal system to reduce the volume by 80%.

“The beauty of our low-pressure vacuum system is that it eliminates the ‘hidden’ costs of physically moving waste from the dish wash scrapping areas that are often quite a distance from bin storage facilities,” added Butt.

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