Established in 1976, Bowe is a leader in the wholesale food service industry specialising in the supply of whole and processed fruit and vegetables to food service businesses and major quick service restaurants (QSR’s) across Australia.
Its diverse range of products includes fresh lettuces, carrots, onions, tomatoes, along with ready-mixed coleslaws and gourmet salads.
Located near the Adelaide CBD, the family-owned and run company aims to support local businesses by sourcing as much fresh produce as possible from farms in the area.
The company has grown steadily with a highly skilled and stable workforce committed to delivering the highest quality product and service levels. Suppliers are fully accredited and share a commitment to delivering premium products that are grown and processed using ethical and sustainable practices.
Along with a local supply chain team committed to on-time delivery, Bowe has justifiably become the preferred supplier to many local and interstate customers.
Safety and quality are critical to Bowe, ensuring produce is delivered in optimum condition. The business is HACCP accredited and completely focused on continual improvements. This includes the development and implementation of plant upgrades to ensure the latest material handling equipment and techniques are utilised.
One of these recent plant updates has been using Enmin equipment. Melbourne-based Enmin design and manufacture vibratory and product handling equipment that align, sort, spread, sprinkle, size, separate, meter, deliver, blend, weigh and screen a variety of products across food and allied industries.
“Enmin were recommended to us by a colleague in the industry who’d had an excellent experience with the company,” said Bowe’s Manager, Simon Grosso.
“Our experience proved the same. The service we received was absolutely excellent. As a result of the COVID 19 crisis last year we were unable to have one-on-one meetings. Despite the fact they couldn’t come to our site they provided a huge amount of assistance and help with ensuring we got the right equipment for the job and that it was installed correctly,” Mr Grosso praised.
“As a result of our discussions we ended up purchasing a de-watering vibratory feeder and a modular incline conveyor (Mi-CON),” he added.
Enmin’s Mi-CON is the ﬁrst hygienically-designed full wash down conveyor system ever to offer multiple standardised components, providing maximum flexibility and allowing customers to select what will best suit their specific product and production needs. All Enmin vibratory feeders are also fully constructed with 304 stainless steel, providing excellent durability and reliability.
“Both pieces of equipment were placed in our ‘high-care’ zone which requires the highest standards of hygiene – something that Enmin equipment are well known for,” Mr Grosso said.
“The other important fact is that all Enmin equipment works together seamlessly; being of modular construction the Mi-CON can be added to and expanded to in the future as our business evolves,” he added.
“Being Australian made was another key factor in our decision to purchase Enmin. Having someone local that can be contacted immediately for service or trouble shooting issues is a huge benefit,” Mr Grosso went on to say.
Due to the outstanding service and exceptional quality of the Enmin product Bowe has just ordered another Mi-CON conveyor for its low-risk area; this is a smaller version of their current model which will be used to take raw material from the slicer to the wash tanks.
“The design of the Enmin products met and surpassed all our requirements. The equipment is designed specifically for the food industry; the standard design of large radius corners eliminates product hang-up and makes cleaning a breeze. We are dealing with delicate material and it’s essential that the equipment we use has the highest safety and hygiene standards, and this is what Emmin delivers – we couldn’t be happier,” Mr Grosso summed up.