The inventor of a protective cover to prevent the contamination of castor wheels in professional kitchen environments is looking for an organisation capable of manufacturing, distributing and selling the product globally.
Nick Davis has gained multiple patents for the device, which solves a need for any organisation that utilises castor-mounted units in hygiene and cleanroom areas.
He claims an independent market review forecasts potential sales of 94 billion units worldwide and is offering an exclusive global licence agreement to manufacture and market the product.
Davis told Catering Insight’s sister website FEJ that the opportunity for the product originated from a change in hygiene and cleanroom design philosophy.
“When I first started in catering 35 years ago, kitchens and cleanrooms had tiled or painted concrete floors, tiled walls and the equipment was on legs and fixed in place. Due to advances in materials technology and hygiene and cleanroom requirements in the last 15 years, floors are now made from fitted impervious membrane sheets, the walls are either lined with stainless steel or polycarbonate sheets and all the equipment is on castor wheels to facilitate the easy cleaning of the whole area, including walk-in fridges, freezers and storage.”
More details on the device and Davis’ plans for licensing it can be found in the original article HERE.