Optimum hygiene for Holeki’s storage refrigerators
Holeki is a semi-industrial wholesale bakery specialising in the production of dry baked goods. The company offers an especially wide range of high-quality baked goods, both fresh and frozen. It combines traditional, artisanal quality with automated production methods and excellent service to give its cakes unmatched added value. Holeki is a tried and tested supplier and counts higher-end supermarkets among its customers. It also operates in the aviation catering sector. A few years ago, the company came across Munters while shopping around for solutions to fight condensation and mould – and Munters delivered.
Holeki not only has extremely exacting demands of the quality of its products, but of its services too. This vision influences all aspects of Holeki’s business. While Holeki’s employees can expect to be treated extremely well, they also bear the weight of tremendous expectation.
It is immediately clear how strict the company’s quality standards are upon entering its premises. With hygiene and cleanliness strictly monitored, it is no wonder that Holeki is certified to ISO 22000 and IFS standards.
The production quality standards are extremely high. Astrid Van den Berghe, Production and Sales Manager, explains: “A few years ago, we found mould in both of our storage refrigerators, so we immediately started looking for a partner to help us eliminate it.
Since the refrigerators had to be cleaned every day, there was always a lot of moisture left. These are perfect conditions for further mould growth.
We had to get the humidity situation under control. I am happy to say we have managed this using Munters’ dehumidifiers. We could see the change almost immediately. Our cleaners arrive on site in the evening. When we come to work the next morning, everything is dry. There is no further condensation or mould build-up. This is an essential prerequisite for us. We can now rest assured that we will not find any bacteria and that our products will remain of the highest quality.
Holeki didn’t stop with just a single dehumidifier.
We fitted a second dehumidifier in the washing station, which is traditionally a very humid place. We also installed a dehumidification unit in the freezer. Mould was never so much of a problem in the freezer. It’s all about preventing ice building up on the evaporator of the cooling system itself.
We have brought these three projects to a successful conclusion with Munters’ assistance, and look back at our team effort with a sense of great satisfaction.
Holeki and Munters have grown to know each other very well, and the level of trust between us is high.”