Halton Food Service is a global brand with operations in 43 countries worldwide. A leading specialist in kitchen ventilation, Halton Food Service designs, manufactures, installs and commissions kitchen canopies, filtration systems and fire suppression systems. As well as modifying and extending existing systems, the company provides full turnkey solutions from the early design stage to fully commissioned ready to use status.
In 2010, Halton Food Service launched a new service division from its base in Rochester, Kent, established and led by Operations and Service Director Bob Welham. Since then, this service model has been rolled out to Halton’s other territories, the UK operation becoming the benchmark for service throughout Halton’s global operations. The service division of Halton now accounts for some 20% of the company’s UK turnover.
In recent years, Swiftclean Building Services has become an invaluable support to Halton by providing expert kitchen extract and ductwork cleaning in compliance with TR/19, the leading guidance document on ductwork hygiene, issued by the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA).
When Halton installs a kitchen extract system, it is perfectly clean, but the everyday use of the kitchen soon ensures that the system will need cleaning in accordance with TR/19 in order to reduce the fire risk from accumulated airborne fat, oil and grease particles produced by cooking. Grease adheres to the inner surface of the extract ductwork and must be completely removed at regular intervals stipulated by TR/19. Failure to do this can result in the property owner being liable to prosecution for negligence and it could compromise buildings insurance.
To provide this TR/19 compliance cleaning, Halton’s preferred supplier has for several years been Swiftclean. “We are very happy to recommend Swiftclean to provide TR/19 cleaning,” says Bob Welham. “We mention them as the ideal provider for ongoing compliance in quotes as we’ve established a good working relationship with Swiftclean over five years or so. Partnering with Swiftclean allows us to offer a wider range of total services to prospective and existing clients and we’re always fully confident that we won’t be compromising on quality when we do,” he adds.
Like Swiftclean, Halton’s clients include single owner proprietor sites, as well as national customers with multiple sites. They include fine dining restaurants and hotel chains, fast food outlets and leading sporting stadia in London and across the UK.
“it’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with a company whose drive for excellence matches our own,” says Swiftclean Sales & Marketing Director, Martin Hembling. Both companies have more than a thousand customers of varying sizes, all of which expect and receive and exemplary, first class service.