The installation of a new Panamatic 700 unit at Fosters Bakery is not only enhancing the company’s production quality but also pays testimony to the Oliver Douglas design – the installation replaces a unit that has been operating reliably since the 1970’s.

Accessed via a front opening door, the stainless steel unit is available around the clock for a variety of washing duties – from ingredient bins and weighing tubs to machine parts.

“The Panamatic also reinforces our commitment to healthy production,” says John Foster, Managing Director at Fosters Bakery. “Because it provides a separate clean rinse after the initial wash and rinse stages, it optimises allergen removal.” This was achieved previously via a manual rinse operation so there is a clear benefit now in terms of manpower deployment. “The operator simply loads, presses the button and then moves on to other duties,” he adds.

The Panamatic design has also allowed the installation to accommodate Fosters Bakery’s existing heating system. “Steam heating is at the heart of the company’s processes so the unit has been configured to interface directly with the steam ring main,” says John Glover, Sales Manager at Oliver Douglas.

“The new Oliver Douglas Panamatic system represents a beneficial step forward and we believe it will make an ongoing contribution to maintaining our high quality production principles,” concludes John Foster.

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