Catering equipment firm Mechline has received an award from business standards experts BSI in recognition of upholding the BSI Kitemark on its Dormont gas hose connectors for 20 years.
The award, presented by Graham McKay, global head of electrical and gas products, to Mechline’s managing director, Andrew Farrell, at Mechline’s headquarters, is a reflection of the time and dedication that Mechline has invested in the manufacturing and testing process, as the certification signifies the presence of ongoing quality testing.
Dormont developed the very first commercial catering gas hose and claims that they are the most accredited gas hoses in the world, with more than 150 million gas connectors installed.
The connectors are adapted to suit the UK’s specific market and technical requirements through Dormant’s partnership with Mechline, which 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 Milton Keynes to uphold the BSI Kitemark, meaning that every hose and quick disconnect is tested to the high specification set out by BSI.
Mr Farrell commented: “Mechline is proud to produce the only commercial kitemarked gas hose and to have sustained this for 20 years is a great achievement for us. We consider the time and dedication in the manufacturing and testing process simply too important and we want to continue to protect it.”