Welbilt brand Multiplex has introduced the albi range of compact drinks dispensers, designed to be quick and easy to install.
The series has options for still drinks (albi Still), carbonated drinks (albi Carb) or a combination (albi Flex). The countertop chiller and soft drinks dispensers delivers post mix beverages from one unit, as well as chilled still or carbonated water.
From sparkling flavoured waters and juices to traditional carbonated beverages, the drinks dispensers offer a push to pour feature which should reduce waste and be easy to wipe down and keep clean.
Targeting the trend for healthier drinks, the Multiplex albi range allows operators to meet customers’ needs for better-for-you drinks, even in smaller locations where there is limited space for chillers and storage of finished drinks.
The unit’s post mix technology should deliver accurate and anti-tamper syrup control, and the range dispenses a consistent drink which can be set from 4:1 through to 10:1 ratio for a ‘freshly made’ taste. Utilising standard Bag in Boxes (BiB), connectors and fittings, its installation requires no back-room equipment or python, just mains power and water (plus CO2 for carbonated drinks) to be able to deliver beverages and chilled water at the push of a button.
Steve Hemsil, sales director UK and Ireland at Welbilt said: “This is a really clever drinks dispenser option that is just perfect for operators who have a small counter top and want to offer premium, healthier soft drinks that are highly profitable. The Multiplex albi range is ideal for a small café or bar, or for a leisure business with food and drink kiosks, or even for office use. Its compact footprint and easy set up make it a great partner for a business looking to leverage sales and profit, and offer customers a healthier, freshly mixed, chilled soft drink.
“We’re going to be offering installation included in the price, which makes this the perfect introduction to the benefits of post mix drink dispensing over stocking lots of glass or plastic bottles, and with its environmental attributes, it ticks a lot of boxes for an operator.”
The albi is designed to be user friendly, with 4 buttons, low maintenance cleaning, and a quick and easy installation. Dispensers require a simple BiB change, saving labour and time compared to restocking a fridge with finished product/bottles. The BiBs can be sourced locally or via Simpsons Beverages, which offers range of flavours including traditional favourites and new options. Alternatively, they offer bespoke flavours by request for competitor standout (volume dependent). The CO2 canister can be sourced locally or via BOC and its online ordering system.
Four 10Ltr BiBs is the equivalent of approximately 720 (330ml) serves, and one CO2 canister produces over 3,000 servings, said to save time and make the range eco-friendly. The unit is also claimed to offer lower energy bills, with up to 30% energy reduction versus packaged goods chillers (based on a single door chiller).
Hemsil added: “We’re expecting big things from the Multiplex albi range: a compact and sleek unit that is easy to use and offers good environmental benefits. It really is a game changer for drinks dispensing for smaller spaces.”