Repairs to Commercial Kitchen at Clayesmore School, Dorset

Cemco have recently serviced and repaired some commercial catering equipment in Clayesmore School’s kitchen.

The repairs and services included…

  • setting the roller bearings for a hotcupboard
  • fixing the heatlamp for the pie warmer in the sixth form cafe
  • fixing the hobart brat pan ignition
  • replacing the waste disposal solenoid valve

Repairs to a Hobart Pressure Steamer in Poole, Dorset.

Cemco have recently made repairs to a Hobart Pressure Steamer in Poole, Dorset.

The repairs included:

  • Fixing the steam generator heating elements
    Repalacing the steam generator heating elements
    Replacing the Inlet solenoid valve

If your commercial kitchen needs any repairs, please contact Cemco today as they would be happy to help.

Please also see our Commercial Catering Equipment Maintenance & Service page to find out more!

IWM introduces leasing service

DishwasherBirmingham-based Industrial Washing Machines (IWM) has recently launched a lease service for its custom-made and off the shelf washing and sanitising equipment.

Starting from £24 per week, the lease system allows companies in the bakery, butchery, ice cream, catering and other food industry sectors to use equipment and pay for it in monthly instalments as it generates profit.

Opting for a lease on one of IWM’s washing machines means that, unlike overdraft facilities, lease rentals are fixed throughout the period and unaffected by interest rate changes.

“The new lease option is suitable for those businesses wishing to upgrade their equipment at a manageable cost and thus remain competitive on the market,” explained Carl Hollier, MD at IWM. “What’s more, customers can simply add to or upgrade existing equipment at any time during the lease agreement, which is greatly beneficial for those businesses wishing to expand or increase their food production lines.”

For example, the CW4BT cabinet utensil washer is available from £24 per week, with larger models in the range such CW6BT and CW8BT starting at £34.50 and £45 per week respectively.

Combination Oven repairs in Christchurch, Dorset

Cemco have recently repaired a CPC combination oven at The Galleon in Christchurch, Dorset.

The repairs included replacing the fan motor, fixing the seal on the oven door and replacing the fan wheel.

If your combination oven needs repairs or a service, please contact Cemco today, as we would be happy to help!

Holmes performing above expectations after buyout

Holmes fabricationThe new Holmes Catering Equipment Solutions has been performing above the level the Space Group expected when it bought what was Holmes Catering Equipment out of administration last November.

Ian Bidmead, MD of the Space Group, told Catering Insight: “When you take a company out of administration, by definition it’s a challenging time because it got into trouble in the first place. But we appointed Lee Martin, who was ex-Nuttalls, as the new MD, because he had been involved with the business before as a consultant.

“He has made lots of changes and it’s progressing really well. In the financial year to March it was profitable, so the outlook is very positive.”

One of Space’s project managers, Adrian Hogg, made the move over to Holmes after the takeover in order to lend additional support to the new entity. Plus former Counterline key account manager Claire Moss was hired as key account director, while Ian Free continued as commercial director.

In April, former director Julie Holmes departed the company, after helping to see it through administration and this transition period. “Julie has done a great job but she felt that she’d done her bit and decided to move on,” detailed Bidmead.

“The structure of the company is evolving and we are assessing what is the right mix of people. We are looking at where Space and Holmes provide the best service and we are supporting each other. As Space is based in Gloucestershire and Holmes is in York it works very well geographically; there is a lot of synergy between the two businesses.”

Since the takeover, Holmes has won a major contract with Tesco to outfit 30 of its staff restaurants, a project which had to be completed in a tight 8-week timeframe. Furthermore, a contract which was signed with York Racecourse before Holmes went into administration has now come to fruition. Worth around £400,000, the deal specified that Holmes would outfit bars and other catering facilities in a new stand under construction. The project is still ongoing.

Bidmead concluded: “It’s a different business to the old Holmes, so it’s early days; it’s still young and there is a still a lot to do.”