Meiko UK Limited, 393 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4UF
Registered in England 02846559
Tel. +44 1753 215120, Fax +44 1753 215159, E-Mail: MeikoUK@meiko-uk.co.uk
The routing was the task of Hilton’s in-house Food & Beverage advisor, 3Blue International. "Dirty dishes happen at all times and in different places in the hotel," Bart Kerssen, owner of 3Blue International, says. "Internal logistics and capacity are also deciding factors in the design of the kitchens and in establishing technical specifications." The company was approached by Schiphol Real Estate already in 2010 for a Food & Beverage feasibility study and volume estimate. After a long and continuous process of designing, presenting, and perfecting, a call for tenders was made in 2013 for a complete equipping of the kitchens. In 2014, the assignment was awarded to the large-scale kitchen specialist, Bouter from Zoetermeer.
Impressive and ‘Green’ Kitchens
The task presented a number of fascinating challenges for Bouter. The sheer magnitude of the project was just one of them. ‘Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol currently has the most impressive kitchens in the Netherlands’, notes Antal Van Dillen, the Director of Bouter. "These are kitchens that experience a high-density workload. Furthermore, as it is a Green Key hotel, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol obviously also places high demands on sustainability.’ Another ‘difficulty’ was that Bouter had to collaborate with many different parties. 3Blue International, Schiphol Real Estate, the contractor, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, etc. Each party focused on different points and had different priorities. However, together with our partner, MEIKO, we were able to translate all the demands into a beautiful, customised solution!"
Sustainable Business Card
Door and rack type dishwashers, sorting tables—the dishwashing facilities at Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a great publicity for Meiko. In one of the facilities, they are always hard at work washing the last dishes from the breakfast service. "We don't just supply the equipment, we also provide clear instructions for the people working with it. And after a few weeks we come back to make adjustments, if necessary." All machines meet current DIN standards and sustainability requirements. As low as possible emission of vapours, heat recovery, water conservation… "Through heat recovery, we can pre-heat tap water from 10 to 47 degrees. That saves energy. And do you see those sieves?" Johan points to the rack conveyor machine. "They filter out dirt. This saves about half of the water consumption compared to conventional machines! Are we proud of this project?" He smiles: "Certainly. It is a great name and a nice business card for MEIKO!"
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Schiphol Boulevard 701