Meiko warewasher

Meiko completes the list of warewashing companies that make it into this report after turnover spiked 3% to £17.1m in 2016.

In their review of the business, directors of the Germany-based outfit described 2016 as a “reasonable” year given the economic climate.

Sterling remained volatile against the euro for the second part of the year but a late euro weakness in December 2016 resulted in a foreign exchange dip in position.

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Bosses said its top-line growth was attributable in part to a rise in small machine sales, but this also resulted in it posting a reduced operating profit for the year of £282,000 compared with more than £1.3m the previous year.Meiko Turnover 2016

Meiko has invested heavily in the service element of its business in recent years, with its three-year and five-year ‘no bills guarantee’ offering proving popular with multi-site businesses that want their warewashing maintenance needs taken care of without the fear of incurring additional costs when call-outs are made.

The latest accounts verify just how pronounced this service focus is: 63 of the company’s 91 UK staff (around two-thirds) work in service-related positions.Meiko Operating profit 2016

2017 is a significant year for the business as it marks its 90th year in business, a feat made more impressive by statistics that show just 1.5% of German companies in operation today are more than 100 years old.

2016 Vital Statistics

Turnover: £17.19m (+3%) Operating profit: £282,376 (-78%)
Employees: 91
Ownership: The immediate parent undertaking and controlling undertaking is Meiko AngloAmerican GmbH, incorporated in Germany. The ultimate parent entity is a German foundation which is known as the Oskar und Rosel Meier-Stiftung Foundation
Financial year end: 31 September

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