Winterhalter will have a selection of models featured in the Professional Kitchen Show’s (PKS) Kitchenology Smart Kitchen, a new area dedicated to innovative products and smart technology which should deliver business efficiencies and sustainability.
PKS is part of the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) show Birmingham, (formerly the Great Hospitality Show), taking place at the NEC on 22-23 January 2019.
Winterhalter will also have its own corner of the show, on stand 620, where it will show its new UC undercounter glasswashers and dishwashers – as well as offering Connected Wash, they have been upgraded to make them more energy and water efficient.
A new smartphone-style touchpad control panel is designed to make them easier to use, and offers more functions, while the UC warewasher cabinet has been reengineered to give the longest possible service life.
Marketing manager Paul Crowley believes that Winterhalter being one of the first to introduce smart technology in its warewashers has given the firm an advantage. “Being first off the block has given us an edge and we’ve learnt a lot in the past 2 years,” he said.
“The latest Connected Wash models are easier to monitor remotely and have very robust connectivity – an issue that had troubled early connected appliance adopters.”
Also on stand will be the company’s latest PT passthrough dishwashers, which include a variety of energy saving features as standard.
In addition, Winterhalter is offering the new PT under its Pay Per Wash (PPW) scheme. This allows operators to get a Winterhalter with no upfront costs or capital outlay. They then pay per wash as they go along, by purchasing ‘wash credits’ online or by phone. PPW includes the machine, service and chemicals.
Another stand draw will be the opportunity to meet Glenn Roberts, Winterhalter’s new sales director. One of the foodservice equipment industry’s best known faces, he officially joins Winterhalter on 1 January, so visitors can catch up with him and find out about his plans for his new role.