Energy & Grease Management company Quintex is now listing their flagship product, Cheetah on AutoQuotes UK.

 

Cheetah, the EMEA’s leading demand-controlled kitchen extraction system, is now available to purchase on the online catalogue and quotation and design application.

 

AutoQuotes’ online application allows dealers to search and select items and automatically generate a quote. AutoQuotes will allow Quintex to distribute up-to-date product data so dealers can locate Cheetah and detect its product information more easily.

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The energy saving system has gained serious traction and recognition, over the last 15 years, for its meticulous energy-saving features and benefits. The solution works by controlling fan speeds in line with the cooking activity, ultimately optimising energy use.

 

In commercial kitchens, variable speed drives can be mandatory for the control of larger extract fans. Cheetah controls the VFD in line with activity captured in the canopy, using optical and temperature sensor technology, safely minimising energy usage.

 

Emma Brooks, GM at Quintex, said: “We are very proud of our highly regarded, and reputable Cheetah system, which aims to reduce the amount of energy consumed in commercial kitchens saving money and the planet. We couldn’t be happier to see its launch on one of the industry’s most important platforms.

 

“Hopefully, we will be adding more of our innovative products on the platform in the near future.”

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We recently caught up with our office staff to see what they were doing and how they were keeping positive and sane during self-isolation. But what about our engineers, who are used to being on their feet and out on the road? We caught up with our field staff to see how their routine has changed while in lockdown!

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Jason Stokes – Senior Engineer

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I’m currently helping reconfiguring the surgeries that my wife manages, fitting out rooms with shelves, etc. and moving 52000 patient records from one site to another.

 

What are your top tips for staying positive?

Keeping busy doing odd jobs around the house, dog walking and tinkering with the car.

 

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

I’m most looking forward to being able to just move around, visit pubs and restaurants etc. as I
suffer badly from cabin fever!

 

All in all, just making the best of it really!

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Mark Bradshaw – Senior Engineer

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

Apart from having to adjust to being at home so much (or maybe my family are having
to adjust to me being present) I’ve spent most of my time training to become a premier league cleaner for all things in front of me…

What are your top tips for staying positive?

Positivity comes partly from using that gym equipment in the garage, that for years were gathering dust and had the primary task of being a resting place for golf clubs and chamois leathers.
I’ve now discovered these machines are actually designed with a certain use in mind…

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

Finally in answer to the last two questions, I’m turning this colosseum style of a body into a temple design, and reducing the 24-pack closer to a 6-pack. I think the 2021 Olympics has to be on the radar (speciality sport not yet confirmed).

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Paul Robson – Senior Engineer

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

 

Currently I’ve replaced all the upstairs door frames and doors in my house. This started with extending my youngest daughter’s bedroom but now I’ve got all the skirting boards and architraves to use (I’m getting a bit sick of it now to be honest!). When I fancy a change from joinery, I have a few cars requiring a bit of work which has been great to do while the weather has been so good!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

 

To be honest I’ve really enjoyed spending time with the kids, but it’s weird not been able to get to the park etc.

 

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

I guess getting out and about and back to normal, popping for a pint with mates, seeing my old folks in person is what I’m looking forward to most!

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It’s fair to say, the same four walls are starting to feel more familiar, as the majority of us become more accustomed to self-isolation. With all this sudden downtime placed upon us, it can be hard to know how to occupy the days while sitting inside.

In these times of uncertainty, it can be hard not to feel overwhelmed by the state of the world, but with every cloud, there is a silver lining and in these times of unease there are always activities we can be doing to keep ourselves happy and occupied.

That is why we have spoken to our Quintex team to see what they’re doing to keep positive and remain proactive while staying at home.

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Emma Brooks – General Manger

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

Working! The Quintex Final Year-End was on the 31st March, so I’m busy preparing everything with Kamila our Finance Manager and our accountants. I’m participating in online courses – learning some new skills, walking my dogs, drinking and enjoying the sunshine! I’ve also been doing Joe Wicks’ PE lessons every day.

What are your top tips for staying positive?

The sunny weather is really helping especially as I’m lucky enough to have a garden.  Having two dogs also keeps you busy and they make you smile each day.  Starting the day off with a workout is certainly boosting my happy endorphins too.

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

Going out for dinner with friends! And not drinking alone! (That’s a joke btw!)

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Ben Wyatt – Design & Development Manager

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I’m still working so still busy with development on Quintex products!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

To be honest, there has been very little change in my routine. I’m getting a lot more DIY done and still getting out to ride my horse and enjoy the fresh air.

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

A good pub meal and catching up with some friends.

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James Moran – Operations Manager

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I’m spending some valuable family time with my partner and daughter, teaching my little girl to ride a bike as well as homeschooling her. I’m also doing housework and renovating old bicycles!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

For me it’s staying physically and mentally active. Get out for that run that you are too tired to do after a day’s work, utilise the online fitness videos to aid you in your fitness goals. You will be shocked by how much a little physical stimulation will help you with feeling better in yourself. Get involved in online training programmes to enhance your existing skills, or, why not learn a new one?

Keep in regular contact with your friends and family, utilise video calls where possible, its almost just as good seeing someone face to face but with the added bonus of being able to leave them when you want to!

Check in with work colleagues and people that you maybe wouldn’t contact in usual day to day life, a short ‘I hope you and your family are well and safe in these tough times’ will go a long way and will brighten up the recipients day!

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What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

I can’t wait to get back to work, being able to work harder and value my job more as well as seeing the businesses that I work for progress.

I look forward to seeing my family and friends and being able to go to the shops without wearing a mask and gloves!

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Keith Stevens – Managing Director

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I’m spending most days doing jobs that I never thought existed, emptying and cleaning gutters and soffits, moving logs to the bonfire which had been hanging around for years, fixing holes in the fence and watching re-runs of classic premier league football matches from 1996 and reliving last year’s England cricket world cup win over and over again, we just always win!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

Don’t listen to the news or read the newspapers, all they report is the bad news and look to sensationalise even the minor points.

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Put the situation in perspective, although 90000 people have been tested positive for Covid19, 66.6 million haven’t!

It will end at some point in the not too distant future and although it may take some time to get back to ‘normal’, it will and maybe, just maybe, there will be some good to come out of it, community spirit, appreciation for the NHS and other services and realising that you can make a toilet roll last for two weeks!

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

I’m most looking forward to seeing family and friends again without having to stand at the end of the drive; having a BBQ with someone other than my wife and the dogs and not having to queue for 20 minutes to get into the supermarkets. But most of all, not having to avoid all those cyclists who seem to have multiplied out of nowhere!

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Ryan McNeice – Sales Associate

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I spent the first week or so catching up on TV and avoiding all those odd jobs that need doing, that I promised I would do when ‘I had the time’. But now, I find myself slowly ticking things off the list to keep my sanity! I have also spent a lot of time de-cluttering, realising that if I haven’t used it in a year then I doubt I’ll use it anytime soon!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

I try to avoid any form of news around Covid-19, its all negative and full of uncertainty and not going to put anyone in a good mindset. I try to formulate a routine, with a task each day, so once I’ve completed it, I’ll feel less guilty about watching a few hours of TV.

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

Beers and Wagamama. That is all.

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Chris Stevens – Sales & Marketing Manager

How are you spending your time during self-isolation?

I’ve been keeping myself occupied during isolation by listening to audiobooks on positive mindsets and new strategies in business to help hit the floor running when we get back to the office! Much like most of the world right now, I’ve been finding new projects around the house and garden, I never knew how relaxing and rewarding de-weeding the garden and re-grouting the bathroom could be!

What are your top tips for staying positive?

My top tips for staying positive would be; do things around the house or garden whether that’s cleaning and neatening up things or painting and decorating, anything that you will give you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment when completed!

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I’ve also found that it’s important to do the small things that you get enjoyment out of, play music and play it loud if necessary, maybe some ACDC or Celine Dion whichever makes you feel energised and upbeat. Put on your movie favourites that you haven’t watched for a while, something funny that will give you the belly laughs!

Lastly, get out into the fresh air, once a day, on a bike, for a walk or run, just make sure you get out there and take in your surroundings and take a moment to appreciate it!

What are you most looking forward to at the end of lockdown?

I’m most looking forward to getting out there and seeing family, friends and colleagues in person and catching up properly over a very cold pint of lager (or two), getting back to playing football and of course getting back to business and doing what we do best at Quintex.

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Like most, here at Quintex, we have been busy reviewing the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation as it unravels.

 

Now, in light of the latest Government announcements, we have decided as a company, to temporarily close our door on Friday, March 27th and we will not be manufacturing any of our products during this time. The team will still be contactable, however, as staff will be working remotely.

 

This is a provisional measure we are taking to best protect our customers, our communities and our colleagues.

 

Like many other SMEs in the country right now, Quintex is prioritising the health and welfare of our staff and clients, to ensure we will be here when the dust has settled and we can continue supporting our industry when we are needed the most.

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In the meantime, while working from home, there will be a handful of staff available and ready to support any other business, from a sales and finance perspective.

 

Our team will be spending the next few weeks looking after themselves and we’d like to thank them for all their support and dedication to the company during these complex times.

 

Despite the challenges, we will do our utmost to return to business stronger than ever and as soon as we possibly can.

 

– From The Quintex Team.

For any questions relating to this, or anything else, please drop us an email on enquiries@quintex.co.uk

At Quintex, we understand the severity and current climate surrounding COVID-19. As a business we are looking to support wherever we can, offering free optimisation to our clients at this time as well as reaching out to provide further support where possible.

 

The UK Government are currently looking for businesses like ours, who have a readiness to supply ventilators and ventilator components, to support in the supply of these products across the United Kingdom as part of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Together as a team, we have put ourselves forward for the challenge in the hopes that we can truly make a difference and support our country and industries in this time of need.

 

Supporting during this time is something we are passionate about, and as this rapid process begins to unfold we hope to make a difference wherever we can.

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We’re all guilty of allowing excess oil and fat to enter the kitchen drain, but it is time in this age of environmental awareness, to practice proper commercial kitchen waste management, as FOGs can cause some pretty devastating consequences in commercial kitchens.

 

Nothing can ruin a busy Saturday sales period like the horrors of a blocked drain, slowing down that all-important service schedule and ripping chaos throughout the kitchen.

 

It doesn’t take long for a small blockage to escalate into a wider scale problem, such as leakages, electrical damage and overflows. These can all be very costly to a business and could even lead to business closure.

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Fortunately, here at Quintex, we are experts in preventing drain blockages, so we can help you keep your kitchens running smoothly. We have compiled five of the key alterations you can make to your daily routine to prevent blockages downstream.

1.Clear food wastage into appropriate disposal units before putting dish-ware into the sinks, as this could lead to drains overflowing.

2.Dispose of waste cooking oil into suitable containers and arrange for a licensed waste contractor to collect this regularly.

3.Make sure all drains have strainers placed over them to collect the accidental waste placed in sinks and clear these out frequently.

4. Avoid putting any greasy or oily dish-ware into sinks without pre wiping and cleaning the items with grease combatting soap first.

5. Frequently clean your drains with drain treatments to tackle build-ups.

 

By following these tips, you can reduce drain blockages significantly. However, in a busy environment, these steps can become harder to stick to.

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This is why we have developed our outstanding grease management system, Biofix, to keep drains happy and healthy. Biofix is designed to consume any unwanted drain FOGs; the solution is completely non-toxic and perfect for any food environment.

 

Let us stop drain blockages for good!

To see how Biofix can save your drains, visit https://quintex.co.uk/biofix/

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At Quintex, our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the coronavirus, and especially our clients, partners, colleagues and friends who work in the industries that have been thrown into uncertainty.

As we all know, these are difficult times, but the inspiring public heartfelt offerings make it clear to see that we are all in this together.

Fortunately, at Quintex, it’s currently business as usual in the office as we are lucky enough not to have had to implement a lockdown. That being said, we will be doing all we can to help those that need assistance.

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Serving our clients and safely meeting their needs is always our primary focus. So, to help where we can for all our clients, we have our dedicated engineers dialling in and optimising systems for maximum energy savings during these times.

 

We appreciate that some of you may be closing the door for an unknown amount of time, but please note, our lines are open should you need assistance in halting your Cheetah system temporarily.

 

If you’re looking to halt the fans immediately, please check out our how-to video on the company YouTube video.

 

To all our clients, we are here for you.

 

From all at the Quintex family.

For any other issues relating to our ventilation or grease management systems, please drop us an email on enquiries@quintex.co.uk

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2019 was a momentous year for Quintex. We continued to collaborate with a number of hospitality giants, restaurant chains and forward-thinking independents. We introduced our new solution, Biofix, the innovative grease management system to sit alongside our pioneering Cheetah and Ecofix systems.

 

We’re only two months into the year, but 2020 is already shaping up to be a brilliant one. Last month we unveiled our new branding alongside our fresh website, as part of our continual commitment to the solutions we provide. Expect to see considerably more of the new Quintex branding around, as we promote our services, products and continue to build upon our ever-growing online presence.

 

We continue to work with and produce some amazing results for our clients such as Wetherspoons, Mitchells and Butlers, Brasserie Bar Co., Carlson Rezidor, Center Parcs, Harrods, Claridges, the NHS, top universities amongst many others and we will be looking at amplifying this further.

 

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Expect the positive alliances to continue: last week we announced our new European partner, LeoTeam real estate solutions. With a combined experience of more than 40 years in facility management, LeoTeam understand the needs and requirements of facilities in regards to services, energy and grease solutions.

 

We will also be continuing our work with a multitude of new clients, helping them fulfill their environmental goals and energy targets with our innovative ventilation, grease and drainage management systems.

 

Watch this space!

 

To discuss the Quintex systems, please call us on 0118 973 9310 or drop an email to sales@quintex.co.uk

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Today, Quintex are delighted to reveal our brand new website!

So what’s new?

We’ve completely overhauled our website, making it easier to navigate for our clients, partners, and the public. Our logo has been given a new lick of paint, making us ready for 2020 and many years to come. We have dedicated product pages, with new product logos, so you can find the relevant solution and all its key benefits quicker.

As specialists in energy and grease removal systems for foodservice businesses across a wide range of industries in the UK, we had an aim to make our website more accessible to all, ensuring site performance is improved and benefits from user-friendly features.

The new branding is all part of commitment to the solutions we provide, ensuring our website and information represent our dedication to helping our customers through our innovative solutions.

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As well as showcasing the services and systems available, visitors can also gain access to latest blogs, news stories and take a look at case studies from businesses who have utilised the Quintex systems previously and the results they have achieved.

Chris Stevens, Client Manager at Quintex said: “Investing in and improving our web presence supports several key actions in our plan for growth”

“This new website is an effective tool that will help enhance our ongoing engagement with clients and interested parties.”

To discuss the Quintex systems, please call us on 0118 973 9310 or drop an email to sales@quintex.co.uk

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We are approaching the end of 2019 and the Quintex team are getting ready for the festive break, from what has been a momentous year for us.

It has been a hectic year, full of highs and achievements. Our team has continued to grow throughout the year, and we are expected to fill many more positions throughout 2020, this is an exciting time for us! We have brought on a new Avensure Employee Assistance Programme for health and wellbeing, as part of our on-going dedication to our team.

October saw the promotion of the countrywide Unblocktober campaign, an initiative supporting the sustainability and cleanliness of our seas, a campaign Quintex eagerly championed and whole-heartedly got behind, which we believe was a huge success around the UK.

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In November, we were fortunate enough to be nominated for Catering Insight’s Sustainability award which cited our Carbon Trust accreditation and market leading energy-saving Cheetah and Ecofix systems as reasoning for our nomination.

The projects have come at us thick and fast this year; in November and December, we completed a roll out of the Cheetah ventilation system with The Restaurant Group, which was very well-received.

This past year, Quintex has been working closely with our new partners in locations around the world. We now have new partners in UAE and Singapore, alongside the current European partners we collaborate with, including our long term, loyal partner Sprinx.

Increasing the number of international partners we work with has been a key area of growth for Quintex and we will be looking to strengthen this even further in the New Year.

We are delighted with how much we have grown in 2019 and can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store. We would like to say a big thank you to all who have supported us this past year and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Over the festive period, Quintex’s main office will close for Christmas, our hours are as follows; 

 

Christmas Eve – OPEN AS USUAL

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – CLOSED

Friday 27th December – CLOSED

Monday 30th December – CLOSED

New Year’s Eve – CLOSED

New Year’s Day – CLOSED

Thursday 2nd December – OPEN AS USUAL

Please note: Existing client telephone support will remain available through the Christmas period.