Addo Food bolsters 30-year washing machine partnership

By Gwen Ridler

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Addo has built on 30 years of partnership with IWM with the installation of a new tray washer
Addo has built on 30 years of partnership with IWM with the installation of a new tray washer

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Addo Food Group has installed a new tray washer at it Palethorpes Bakery in Market Drayton, building on its 30-year partnership with Industrial Washing Machines.

The 2SB variant of the T400 has a two-stage blower tray washer that guarantees that the trays come out perfectly dry after the hot fresh rinse.

The fresh rinse water is returned to the wash tank to save water and detergent and the adjustable air-knife system ensures that the trays come out warm and dry, ready to be used immediately.

As well as meeting Addo’s cleaning requirements, the new system has been customised to accommodate the limited space available to the manufacturer.

More compact machinery has become a prevalent trend in the food manufacturing industry, as producers look to support growth without having to expand their premises.

30-year history

IWM latest delivery to Addo builds on a 30-year relationship between the two businesses, which began with installing an automated tray washer at the Market Drayton site.

IWM supplied Addo with an additional T1500 Twin Lane multi-purpose tray washer at its Pork Farms Riverside bakery in the mid-1990s. It is still maintained by the supplier to this day – in 2019 the T1500 was refurbished, updated and delivered to a new site.

Having worked with Addo Food Group companies for the best part of thirty years, we are still in a position to support these two older machines installed at the group’s production facilities,” ​said IWM UK sales and project engineer Mark Keating.

Three generations

Three generations of washing machines supplied by IWM now operate within the Addo business and serve as integral part of the production process, according to Palethorpes Bakery chief engineer Paul Leese.

Our original machine, which is now 30 years old, is still in use every day, and thanks to IWM’s expert refurbishment and maintenance programme, it is just as reliable as ever.

“The other two machines are also in continuous use and they are consistently saving us time, energy and money. With all of this in mind, I think it would be fair to say that investing in quality and lasting partnerships has paid impressive dividends for us.”

Meanwhile, Dustcontrol UK has relaunched its Good For Food equipment range for the food industry,​ enabling a comprehensive source extraction system.

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