Essential Supplies finds oldest working Maidaid

Essential Supplies has come up trumps in Maidaid’s search for its oldest functioning machine.

Last autumn, the warewashing manufacturer launched the appeal to mark its 40th anniversary celebrations. Distributor, Essential Supplies, managed to find the oldest Maidaid still in service at one of its clients’ premises: the Oxcroft Miner’s Welfare Social Club in Derbyshire.

The club still utilises one of the manufacturer’s original 30-year-old glass washing machines, which has been used in two different sites. It is believed that the machine is one of the first Maidaid machines sold throughout the UK in the 1970s.

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The distributor and the club will both receive a brand new glass washer from the Maidaid Evolution range. The club’s old machine will now go on display at Maidaid’s head office in Northamptonshire.

Matt Weaver, director at Essential Supplies Ltd, commented: “We are delighted that we discovered the longest serving Maidaid machine and I know that our customer at the Miner’s Club will be thrilled to have this new, top of the range machine installed!”

Julian Lambert, Maidaid sales director, added: “We have been really amazed by the volume of responses we have received to the appeal we launched last year. It goes to show that our machines are built to last and we have continued with the quality of materials and engineering in the high spec energy efficient modern machines we sell today.”

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