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“ There’s need for kitchens all around photo: METOS OY the marine industry. In addition to cruise ships, there’s need for kitchens all around the marine industry. For example, Metos, the maker of smart kitchens, delivers galley equipment to cargo ships, ferries and offshore. also, works in close collaboration with var- with simplicity and user-friendliness in ious galley equipment manufacturers. mind to such a degree that the ship crew “Furthermore, we can also provide can perform the required maintenance various solutions to monitor energy con- operations themselves. sumption,” he adds. “Upon request, we can deliver spare parts packages before the ship sails and BEYOND CRUISE SHIPS provide usage and maintenance training for In addition to cruise ships, there’s need for the crew,” Suvanto says, adding that with kitchens all around the marine industry. For the delivery of each equipment both the example, Metos, the maker of smart kitch- cruise line and the shipyard receive detailed ens, delivers galley equipment to cargo technical materials (complete with spare ships, ferries and offshore. part recommendations and instructions). “Marine is an important part of our With production facilities in Poland business,” says Taina Salonen from Metos. and the US – and headquarters in Swit- In fact, marine has been part of the com- zerland – SeaKing is decidedly an interna- pany’s operations since the 1960’s. tional player. The company has been a pio- The company’s “Kitchen Intelli- neer in designing ship kitchens for over 30 gence” ideology is all about raising the years, Suvanto points out. performance of professional kitchens. “Our designs are based on the The concept is based on Metos’ com- optimal utilisation of space and geared mitment to contribute to its customers’ towards finding the best functional solu- success through a deep understanding tion at all times,” Suvanto says. In the field of their operations. When you’re talking of energy efficiency, the company seeks about marine business, this means – more ways to develop its own production and, often than not – that all equipment must 36 seatec 2/2016 photo: METOS OY i.e. refrigerated units have been designed