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Oliver Douglas Panamatic washing machine

20 June 2012

The installation of a purpose-designed washing machine facility from specialist manufacturer Oliver Douglas, has helped one of the South-East’s fastest developing producers of Chinese and Japanese bakery products to make the most of a move to new, larger premises

The installation of an Oliver Douglas Panamatic 700 unit is helping Sun Fung Food Products Ltd. to increase its throughput to match growth arising from developments to both its geographical market catchment and a greater customer range it is now targeting.

The Panamatic system has been installed as a stand-alone unit in a dedicated wash down area within Sun Fung Food Products’ new 15,000 sq. ft. London premises. Able to accommodate a wide range of food preparation items in the single chamber – from mixing equipment and plates to trays and utensils – the unit achieves optimum washing via a series of spray arms, which direct the wash process to all areas and surfaces.

“We are now able to optimise our washing procedures through a single, highly effective facility,” comments Vivien Wong, Director of Sun Fung Food Products Ltd. “Items are loaded into the Panamatic as their use is complete and, once loaded, the unit then follows a pre-programmed sequence to produce fully cleaned equipment for the next production operation.” She points out that, importantly, the operating temperature of the Panamatic 700 meets the cleanliness requirements specified by the British Retail Consortium for production.

“The Panamatic 700 is ideally suited to an installation of this type and volume,” comments Paul Careless, Sales Manager at Oliver Douglas, “because it can accommodate the throughput of aluminium, stainless steel and plastic products, which matches Sung Fung Food Products’ requirements. Part of the customer’s success has been based on its ability to provide a flexible service, which echoes the capability of the Panamatic design – with economical running costs and ease of both operation and maintenance among other key benefits.”

Paul Careless also highlights fabrication from stainless steel, the large capacity of the wash tank – which in turn minimises the need for water changes – and the benefits arising from thermostatically controlled electric heating.

“We believe this is an excellent demonstration of our ability to work closely with customers in very specialist markets to identify the most appropriate machine to meet their specific requirements. In this case, the Panamatic 700 offers significant advantages that accommodate increased production throughput – which itself pays testimony to the success being enjoyed by Sun Fung Food Products Ltd.,” concludes Paul Careless.

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