AFOS LAUNCHES COST SAVING INITIATIVE TO CUSTOMERS AS PART OF 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – Fishupdate.com

AFOS LAUNCHES COST SAVING INITIATIVE TO CUSTOMERS AS PART OF 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Published:  27 August, 2008

AFOS the world’s most experienced manufacturer of smoking kilns is coming to the aid of the hard pressed smoked fish and food industry with a special offer to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary.

AFOS the world’s most experienced manufacturer of smoking kilns is coming to the aid of the hard pressed smoked fish and food industry with a special offer to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary.

The company is launching a programme of kiln upgrades and refurbishment to help its customers find a cost effective solution to meeting the demands of their supermarket buyers.

AFOS Managing Director Steve Shaw said: “We recognise that many of our loyal customers are going through a difficult period of cost pressure and we have developed this new initiative to ensure they remain competitive at a much reduced cost than investing in new kilns.

“AFOS kilns are famous for their longevity with life-spans well in excess of 25 years. Now we are offering to extend their working lives by providing cost effective upgrades so that the kilns have all the latest technology to increase efficiency and reduce energy costs.

“The company is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing high quality equipment for the fish and food industry around the world. One of the factors behind our success is that we stay in tune with the demands of the market and we respond to the needs of our customers.”

Mr Shaw added: “We have experienced tremendous loyalty from our customers and as we celebrate our 60th year this seem an appropriate way of demonstrating our gratitude.”

AFOS kilns are the only ones classified as the traditional method for smoking fish by the EU, which provides a major advantage for smokers in a retail environment where the consumer is attracted to traditional and organic products.

“The fact is that the system used in AFOS kilns pre-dates 1950 and is therefore officially classed as a traditional method for smoking fish,” said Mr Shaw.

“AFOS kilns use natural smoke and have the advantage for the producer of being able to control temperature and humidity through using microprocessor technology. Our kilns continue to provide consistently high quality time after time and the upgrades make the kilns more energy and time efficient.

“Its why industry leading companies choose AFOS kilns for their high value smoked fish products and why fish smokers around the world continue to place their trust in AFOS kilns because they know they will get perfect results every time.”

Further information on AFOS can be obtained at www.afosgroup.com or info@afosgroup.com.

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