Warewashing manufacturer Granuldisk has shifted base to a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that will more than double its production capacity as it seeks to meet rising demand for its kit.
The company, which builds pot washing machines that famously use plastic granules to get dirty items clean, is planning to ramp up production over the coming years.
The office and factory facility in its home city of Malmo spans some 5,400 square metres, of which around half is dedicated to production. There is also room to expand the site in future if further space is needed.
The premises also includes several fully-equipped demo centres with the latest products, as well as training facilities for technicians and support teams.
Granuldisk claims that strong growth in Sweden and Europe, coupled with increased demand from markets such as Asia and the Middle East, is behind the “large-scale investment”.
The company has added about 10 new employees to its 60-strong workforce in the past year and expects to recruit more in the longer term.
“We have enjoyed a leading position in the Nordic countries for many years, but are now seeing a breakthrough on a broad front,” said CEO Peter Schon. “Above all, there is a significant demand for the time and resource savings that our Granule Technology offers, in combination with an increased focus on the environment.”
Granuldisk supplies equipment to school kitchens, large-scale institutional kitchens and staff restaurants, restaurants and hotel chains, as well as shopping centres and hospitals. It was established almost 30 years ago and raked in sales of SEK150m (£12m) last year.
The firm expects the emerging Eastern markets to contribute more to its top line in future as more customers abandon handwashing in favour of its machines.
Granuldisk is owned by the Swedish industrial group Sandberg Development AB.