Maidaid Halcyon celebrates its 45th anniversary

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Maidaid partners with its distributors to deliver a full portfolio of warewashers.

Maidaid Halcyon is celebrating 45 years as a prominent catering equipment supplier.

The company was first formed as Maidaid Ltd back in 1974, by founders who identified the need for undercounter cabinet glasswashers for use in the UK hospitality industry. This was a time when the majority of pubs only hand washed using a countertop rotating brush and dried each glass by hand.

After 3 hard years of trying to sell the concept, the breakthrough eventually occurred with a major pub group. Single orders from pub tenants or owners turned into a regular order stream, resulting in dramatic growth for the company.

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Maidaid machines are still the product of choice for this pub group, now being supplied by one of the manufacturer’s distributors.

As the company grew it merged its Halcyon and Maidaid brands enabling it to offer the range it continues to present today.

Once the company decided to focus on warewashing it felt the time was right to introduce larger rack and flight machines into its regular range. Maidaid Halcyon is said to be one of the few warewashing suppliers that consider a rack machine a stock item.

The success of this approach has resulted in the company keeping stock of basic models which have recently been reengineered for improved energy efficiency, serviceability and end user interface.

Now, the business is recognised as a major UK supplier of glasswashers, dishwashers, utensil/potwashers, racks and flight machines and icemakers.

Maidaid Halcyon also provides a range of ancillary products including water softeners and water treatment devices as well as specialist detergents.

The company has received industry-wide recognition, winning awards from CEDA, Catering Insight and ENSE in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

During its 45 year history, Maidaid Halcyon has ensured good distributor partnerships in the catering industry, citing its employees as a major contribution.

Sales director, Julian Lambert said: “We will continue to work hard to add further customer satisfaction. Maidaid’s employees are our company’s greatest asset and therefore every effort is made to further develop their product knowledge and appreciation of the company structure and the key role they all play in the delivery of a service they can be proud of.”

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Clare Nicholls

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  1. Being involved in Essex in those heady early days was exhausting and satisfying, I met some good people along the way , so excellent engineers. , managers and stalwarts of the early development stages,
    I eventually got sidetracked along the way although still acting as a distributor and maintenance source for many years to follow and wish the current management the successful company they strived to make continues on ward and upward

    Ken Fowler

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