Catering equipment firm Mechline spreads the love on Valentine’s Day

Mechline is showing the love this Valentine’s Day by revealing that it will donate 10p for every Dormont gas connector that it sells this year to the British Heart Foundation.

The company this morning kicked off its ‘From Mechline with Love’ campaign, which is designed to mark 20 years of its gas hoses being awarded the BSI Kitemark.

Bosses at the firm said they regarded it as an “outstanding” achievement that reflects the time and dedication that is invested into the manufacturing and testing process. The hoses are well used in commercial kitchens around the country.

Dormont developed the very first commercial catering gas hose and, just as they did then, have been able to maintain the highest design, quality, materials to create reliable, long-lasting and safe products. The brand considers itself the most accredited gas hoses in the world, with over 150 million gas connectors installed.

What isn’t widely as known is the role that Mechline plays alongside Dormont to create the gas connectors to suit the UK’s own specific market and technical requirements. Mechline carries out all assembly and testing of finished products in Milton Keynes. 

The BSI Kitemark certification signifies the presence of ongoing quality testing, rather than just one sample complying on one original test date.

Mechline maintains a rigorous audit testing process at its factory in order to uphold the BSI Kitemark, meaning that every hose and quick disconnect is tested to the high specification set out by BSI.

It claims other gas hoses in the marketplace only comply with BS669 Part 2:1997, which indicates compliance of one sample on one test date, but is not monitored, has no on-going QA control and is not a sufficient enough test to qualify for BSI Kitemark registration.

Many facility and engineering bodies, institutions, operational groups and specifiers will not actually accept gas safety products that do not carry the Kitemark symbol.

Mechline said the celebrations would continue throughout the year, with the British Heart Foundation set to gain 10p every time one of its hoses is sold between now and the end of December.

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