14/02/2020 – News / HORECA / Halton / Finland / South Korea / Jeju Dream Tower / Kitchen Ventilation
Halton to deliver professional kitchen solutions to South Korea’s new landmark
Finnish firm Halton Group has been awarded a major contract to deliver professional kitchen ventilation project to South Korea’s new landmark and tourist resort, Jeju Dream Tower, which opened in 2019. This €900,000 contract represents the company’s biggest project of its kind in Korea to date, said Halton, which will be supplying its equipment to the client from December 2019 through to March 2020.
Halton’s delivery covers UVI and UWI kitchen hoods equipped with the company’s patented technology, air-cooling cold mist hoods and ventilated ceilings with integrated human-centric lighting. All these products have UV technology for removing grease particles.
Halton won the tender thanks to the technical qualities and operating reliability of its solutions, as well as its ability to deliver the complex solution within the given timeframe and maintain it thereafter.
Optimum kitchen air quality, plus energy savings
“Because Jeju Island is an important tourism resource for Korea, its hotels and resorts invest a great deal of effort in building high-level facilities. As a new landmark in Jeju, the Jeju Dream Tower can certainly be described as such a facility. ‘High-level’ means more than just appearance: it also refers to the pleasant indoor environment, of which the kitchen is a key element,” stressed Hong Gyun Lim, Vice President of Hanil Oneex, the partner responsible for choosing the ventilation system for the project.
“We know that Halton’s hood and ventilated ceiling with a UV system have what it takes to achieve optimum kitchen air quality with energy saving features, as well as the aftersales service that customers demand,” he added.
Asia is an important growth market for Halton’s professional kitchen ventilation business. The company is known for its high-quality products and solutions for leading-edge customer environments in the region.
“Top-class indoor environment experience”
Halton has been operating in South Korea for the past decade. The company has previously delivered professional kitchen ventilation solutions for venues such as the 555-metre-high Lotte Tower’s many hotel restaurants.
“With the help of our local team and in close co-operation with our customers, we are always able to find the best total solution for their environments,” emphasised Mark Joo, who is responsible for Halton’s country operations in Korea.
“We are proud to be part of – and contribute to – the top-class indoor environment experience offered to people working in or visiting the Jeju Dream Tower," he added
Driving indoor air system innovations
In January, Halton opened its ninth Innovation Hub – a new research and development premises – adjacent to its German factory at Reit im Winkl in southeastern Bavaria. The new hub focuses on testing and measurements of ventilation and air flow in professional kitchens, with a view to strengthening the company’s position in this market segment.