Customer Success Story: Cafe Valley
by Meritech, on July 8,2021
Cafe Valley partnered with Meritech to install CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Stations to effectively wash a large number of employees' hands quickly while improving health and safety throughout their production facility! Learn more about this customer success story below:
About Cafe Valley
Cafe Valley has produced muffins, bundt cakes, ring cakes, loaf cakes, danishes, turnovers, croissants, and their signature Cafe Bites for customers throughout the United States and across the world since 1987. Demand for their products has grown to the extent that the state-of-the-art, Phoenix, AZ production facility built in 2011 was joined by a Marion, IN production facility in 2014. Through innovative bakery techniques and unique recipes, Cafe Valley continues to delight one bite at a time.
What Challenge Did CleanTech® Automated Handwashing Solve for Cafe Valley?
Cafe Valley's main issue was putting their large workforce through their hygiene zones quickly and effectively. Additionally, CleanTech® removed the need for manual handwashing to be policed. "Before we used to have a person there saying, telling everybody, 'you need to wash your hands, you need to wash your hands.' And it's impossible that a bakery like this one can have a person like that. I need to get something automated, I need to get something that blocks everybody including myself if I want to go without washing my hands to the production floor. I saw something interesting in the Meritech equipment and it's been working well so far." said Sanitation Manager, Juan Carlos. On top of that CleanTech® totally removes human error from the hand wash by automating and standardizing the process.
CleanTech® 4000S Automated Handwashing Stations Installed at Cafe Valley.
Meritech systems were selected based on the reliable efficacy and time-savings they presented. After examining the needs of Cafe Valley and exploring different options we selected the CleanTech® 4000S. The CleanTech® 4000S Automated Handwashing Station is clinically proven to remove more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens from hands in just 12 seconds with 75% less water and waste than a traditional sink. It features 3 bays allowing between 15-20 handwashes per minute.