Winterhalter hires taxi to beat Olympic road chaos


The Olympics is throwing up all sorts of problems for companies looking to deliver or service catering equipment in Central London, but Winterhalter has come up with a novel way of beating the road restrictions.

Rather than risk its engineers sitting in heavy traffic unable to get to jobs, the warewashing manufacturer has hired a black cab to transport them around the capital.

Although it isn’t able to take advantage of the much-maligned Olympic Lanes, the use of the taxi lane makes for much quicker movement around the capital.

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Winterhalter revealed the initiative in its latest blog, where it confirmed that the cab carrying four technicians is making its way through the streets of London, holding spare parts and dropping each technician to the door of each job.

After the work is completed the technician is picked back up and taxied onto their next assignment.

“We’re doing our bit for the environment, it’s saving us time and the technicians are being more productive,” said Winterhalter.

The company said it was “trialling” the taxi hire this week with the intention of carrying it on into the second week of the Games if it proves successful.

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