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Manitowoc Foodservice Group Applies Enovation to Materials Management

Choosing the right stainless steel requires more than a magnet

In the foodservice industry, it’s commonly accepted wisdom that stainless steel with magnetic qualities isn’t a good choice for food applications.  But technology and testing prove that a variety of stainless grades, including some with magnetic qualities, can be used to produce durable, long-life food equipment that stands up to the rigors of the foodservice industry.

Summary

Continuing increases in raw materials prices (see chart:  Raw Materials Costs, 2004-Present) coupled with concerns about availability are creating new opportunities for innovation in raw materials management.  Following collaborative testing and evaluation with leading global metallurgical experts, Enodis Food Service Group and its companies have placed into production more products using a wider range of stainless steel where specific grades meet our rigorous performance, quality and durability standards.  For proprietary and competitive reasons, we do not publish specifications on the stainless grades we use as specific uses vary based on performance requirements, applications, availability and cost factors. 

For a more complete look at how Manitowoc Foodservice applies its Enovation process to materials evaluation, selection and management, click here.  Registration is required.

Raw Materials Costs 2004 to 2007

Stainless steel and copper costs have more than tripled since 2004, leading materials costs escalation.  Chrome has also increased significantly.  Sources:  metalprices.com and London Metal Exchange.

 

For a more complete look at how Manitowoc Foodservice applies its Enovation process to materials evaluation, selection and management, click here.  Registration is required.