The installation of a Panamatic 800 washing system from specialist manufacturer, Oliver Douglas, is now enhancing processing efficiency for Neal’s Yard Dairy, supplier of premier quality cheeses. The Panamatic 800 stand-alone facility washes a range of items, primarily racks and crates.

“Before the installation of the Panamatic system, we focused on hand washing our storage racks and trays,” says Owen Baily, Chef de Cave. “We have now been able to direct staff to other duties whilst retaining the ability to meet the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene, which has had a direct impact on our processing efficiency.”

The installation is located in the company’s maturing facility, with typical wash loads comprising stainless steel grids, which support cheeses during the maturing process, and crates used in the handling of deliveries from suppliers. The company sources a wide range of cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses from around Britain and Ireland.

“The Panamatic 800 is the largest of the three standard units in the range and is designed to provide economical and highly effective washing,” comments Paul Careless, Sales Manager at Oliver Douglas.

The installation of the Oliver Douglas system was one element in a recent refurbishment of Neal’s Yard Dairy’s manufacturing premises in Bermondsey, south London.