We recognise that no one is immune to the challenges that currently impact our industry. It has been a difficult year. But also, a year when hospitality has shown great resilience, compassion, and adaptability. We hope that you, like us, can take this, and look towards 2024 with some optimism. But first, let’s reflect on 2023…
Exhibitions and Innovation Award
For Mechline, this year was all about engaging with customers and operators, to understand the challenges being faced, build our relationships, and find new ways to support. This saw us attend three shows in as many countries: ScotHot in Scotland, HRC in England, and Host in Italy.
At ScotHot we showcased HyGenikx, where it was shortlisted for their 2023 Innovation Award –eventually taking silver place! From 80 entries to a shortlist of 14 in the Catering Equipment, Design & Technology Category, the judges recognised Mechline’s Air Sanitiser for its innovation in response to new industry challenge.
Two weeks later we spoke to customers and operator contacts at HRC, learning about their needs, sharing our expertise, and our differentiated product range, for kitchen hygiene and all things FOGS (Fats, Oils, Grease, and Starches).
Last, but by no means least (considering the 180,000 visitors!) we made our return to Host Milano to share our portfolio with a new international audience. Products on show included our Basix range of wall-mounted basins, drinks stations, and mobile hand wash basins, as well as the AquaJet heavy-duty pre-rinse spray – products that promote good hygiene and reduce water wastage.
Kiwa Certification & Product Testimonials
Back on UK soil we achieved Kiwa UK Regulation 4 certification 1+ for our entire range of AquaTechnix products, so customers can have unwavering confidence in their quality, and suitability. These products are now listed on the Kiwa UK database – a reliable source for Regulation 4 compliant products!
We’ve also added more case studies to our ever-growing library. Richard Brooks, Aspen Services, and Ben Harrison, Harlock Contracts, gave great detail for why they recommend HyGenikx and BioCeptor respectively to their customers. Learn more here.
Supported Charities & Good Causes
As always, an important part of our year was our commitment to good causes.
Each month we support a different charity, as nominated by our staff, and encourage our employers to give their time and skills to enhance the lives of others. This year, we’ve supported: Motor Neurone Disease, Red Cross (Turkey), Stroke Association, World Central Kitchen WCK, Epilepsy Action, Sepsis Trust, Willen Hospice, Music 24, Anthony Nolan, Breast Cancer Now, British Legion, The Burnt Chef Project and Hospitality Action.
Lastly, there was THIS (our website…)! Mechline.com has undergone a subtle transformation… not visually, but functionally. It should be easier to locate the products you want… but if you face any issues… please contact us 😊
Thank you for your support throughout 2023.
We look forward to seeing what 2024 brings and working together with you again.