Winterhalter has signalled its intent to drive deeper into the education market by launching what it calls a “total warewash solution” for schools.
The company insists there is more to planning a school warewash system than picking the machine, as caterers need to consider how to get the dirties to the wash area, and then get them back to the service area when they’re clean.
With this in mind, it has created a package that includes the system, racks, tabling, chemicals and after-sales support.
The firm is aiming pass-through machines such as the Winterhalter GS500 Series at education buyers and pledging to help specify the appropriate racks for the machine to accommodate whatever tableware the school is using.
Marketing manager, Paul Crowley, says that once the machine is specified, Winterhalter can help design and build the tabling and inflow and outflow areas to ensure that the system is ergonomic and that staff can move around easily to complete their work.
Its service division offers a variety of maintenance programmes for schools, covering all types and most brands of warewasher, he added.
“Our total solution for schools recognises that, in an ideal world, warewashers are the ‘fit and forget’ part of the catering operation,” said Crowley. “The appropriate machine combined with an ergonomically designed wash area, tailored chemicals and quality service will deliver not only the best cleaning results but also the longest, most reliable service life.”