Filta acquires exclusive specialists for mobile on-site replacement of refrigeration seals

Informe de prensa, 21/01/2022

Filta acquires exclusive specialists for mobile on-site replacement of refrigeration seals

On-site manufacture and immediate installation of refrigeration seals in one day

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Thanks to new, supplementary services, franchise company Filta has evolved in recent years from providing fryer management services only to delivering full-service sustainability solutions for commercial kitchens. As of now, the Fit-A-Seal GmbH on-site manufacture and direct replacement of refrigeration seals are among these services. Filta Group acquired the company in January of this year. Filta franchise partners have been able to offer their customers this sealing service for a few years now.

Seals replaced quickly

Among many others, restaurants, supermarkets and hospitals use refrigerators, freezers and cold-storage rooms. Their seals must be inspected regularly, and damaged ones immediately replaced. Malfunctioning or dirty seals:

  • Reduce the efficiency of the refrigerators
  • Unnecessarily increase energy or operating costs
  • May inadvertently violate health and food safety regulations in terms of food hygiene
  • Are a source of pathogens and mould

If refrigeration or cold storage seals are defective or worn down, it normally takes weeks to replace them. This unnecessarily wastes energy and increases the health risk. The mobile Filta service for catering, food retail and industry on the other hand, manufactures new seals on site in its mobile workshop vans and fits them immediately. This all happens within a maximum time period of 10 days.

Operating nationwide

Many more customers like Kochlöffel GmbH value Filta’s unique mobile service. For the past eighteen months, Filta has been inspecting refrigeration seals and arranging their replacement within days in over 80 Kochlöffel restaurants across the country.

“When we learn that a refrigeration seal in one of our restaurants is defective or has to be replaced due to hygiene and safety regulations, we are relieved that thanks to Filta, we no longer have to wait several weeks in order get replacement seals installed directly on site”, says Patrick Lager, Head of Division, Building & Technology at Kochlöffel GmbH. “Just one phone call, and the seals are already replaced a few days later.”

Perfect seals contribute to climate protection

Domino’s Pizza has also been offering cooperation with Filta’s sealing service to its franchise partners for the past two years.

“Thanks to Filta’s sealing service, defective and worn down seals of refrigerators and other refrigeration systems in our outlets can be replaced quickly and simply”, says Thomas Winkler, Operations Innovation Manager at Domino’s Pizza Deutschland GmbH. “For us, always having perfect seals means that we don’t use energy unnecessarily, we can rest assured in the event of an inspection and what’s more, we can make a contribution to climate protection as part of our sustainability strategy.”

Goal: Global player for sealing services and more

The acquisition will facilitate a speedy expansion of the sealing service. “With additional service vehicles and staff, we want to service more nationally-operating restaurants and grocery chains, while remaining service partners for smaller or regional customers”, says Filta Deutschland Managing Director, Jos van Aalst. “Like in the UK, where Filta is responsible for the rapid replacement of refrigeration seals in more than 3,000 Tesco supermarkets, we have set ourselves the goal of becoming a global player in the sealing services sector that we can supplement with numerous other sustainability services.” These include:

  • mobile fryer cleaning including the filtering of frying oil, delivery and collection of frying oil,
  • chemical-free drain cleaning,
  • automated cleaning of extraction ducts,
  • state-of-the-art grease separation with the new FiltaFOG Cyclone.

The sealing service received the 2019 German Excellence Award in the Start-ups category for its high sustainability impact.

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Filta - servicio completo móvil en torno a la freidora - se fundó en 1996 en el Reino Unido y opera en régimen de franquicia. Actualmente está establecida en muchos países del mundo y también está activa en Alemania y Austria (desde 2018) desde 2015 con FiltaFry Deutschland GmbH, que forma parte del Grupo Filta desde 2018. El concepto incluye el filtrado y la limpieza del aceite de cocina, así como la limpieza de las freidoras in situ, incluida la aceptación y la eliminación profesional del aceite usado. Filta suministra aceite fresco cuando se solicita y se encarga de rellenar las freidoras. Además, Filta ofrece otros servicios móviles: la fabricación directa in situ de juntas para frigoríficos, la limpieza y desinfección periódica de desagües sin productos químicos, así como soluciones de última generación en el ámbito de la separación de grasas y la limpieza permanente de vitrinas de gases.

Entre los clientes se encuentran restaurantes y bares, hoteles, empresas de catering, instalaciones deportivas, parques de atracciones, comedores, cantinas y otros. En 2017, Filta recibió el sello de calidad Proyecto de Sostenibilidad 2017 del Consejo Alemán para el Desarrollo Sostenible y en 2018, como empresa emergente, recibió el Premio a la Excelencia del Instituto Alemán para la Calidad de los Servicios. Desde 2019, Filta ha sido recomendada como proveedora de la etiqueta ecológica GreenKey y en el mismo año fue premiada por la Asociación Alemana de Franquicias como una de las tres empresas de franquicias más verdes. Filta fue una de las empresas nominadas al Premio Alemán de Sostenibilidad 2020 en la categoría de PYME. Filta es miembro de la Asociación Alemana de Franquicias y de las asociaciones Greentable y United against Waste.



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Maja Schneider

Maja Schneider

m.schneider@filtafry.de

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