Meiko has donated more than 100 refurbished dishwashers to charitable causes after deciding it would be better to put them to good use rather than offloading them to the second hand market.
The company is currently replacing close to 2,000 ware washing machines for a major customer which is upgrading its entire estate with the latest reverse osmosis water treatment technology.
As a number of the ECO530 machines in the fleet are less than three years old, the firm felt it would be a worthwhile gesture to offer them to charities free of charge.
Several major catering equipment distributors, including London-based Court Catering Equipment and Paignton-based GS Group, have got behind the programme, contacting their local charities to see who could benefit.
Court has even donated the services of engineer Paul Holder for three days a week until the end of February during which time he will have re-furbished upwards of 64 of the 108 machines that will be installed throughout the country by the end of March.
“We were delighted to offer the services of one of our service engineers to help refurbish some of the Meiko machines being donated to worthwhile charitable causes,” commented Nick Howe, managing director of Court Catering Equipment.
Simeon Massey, director of GS Group, confirmed it had placed seven dishwashers with local charities: “Graham Massey, our managing director, has strong local ties within the local Christian network and offered to install these machines free of charge through our engineering department. These sites promote various social activities for the local communities of all ages and will benefit immensely from having these machines.”