Guinness World Record Holding Hand Dryer

What is Business Sustainability?

Business sustainability refers to business models and managerial decisions grounded in financial, environmental and social concerns.
Sustainable companies:

  • Create long-term financial value.
  • Know how their actions affect the environment and actively work to reduce their impacts.
  • Care about their employees, customers and communities and work to make positive social change.
  • Understand these three elements are intimately connected to each other.

Compared to companies that focus on short-term profits and make decisions based solely on the bottom line, sustainable companies think long term.

They forge strong relationships with employees and members of the community. They find ways to reduce the amount of natural resources they consume and the amount of waste and pollution they produce. As a result, sustainable companies thrive, surviving shocks like global recessions, worker strikes, executive scandals and boycotts by environmental activists.

(Changing the System, Network for Business Sustainability, Canada and Deloitte, 2013)

Background

UK businesses could save £23 billion per year by improving the way they use resources and interact with their business premises, furthermore the built environment accounts for around 33% of waste and 47 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions, and what’s alarming is that 30% – 50% of the energy in buildings is wasted!

In order to reduce overall emissions and waste in line with government policy, by 80 percent by 2050, both existing and new buildings must provide measurable data to provide greater transparency, being built and renovated to ‘climate-friendly’ standards. Thus, smart energy management is the most dynamic segment of the building technologies and services industry.

The Company

SAVORTEX is an Innovate UK funded and multi-award winning British, IoT (internet of things) and Eco-friendly hand drying technology manufacturer.

The company serves sustainability focused organisations like the CBRE, LABS, Rolls Royce, Shell and L’Oreal to name a few who are all experiencing huge savings in cost, energy, operational efficiency and for the first time ever, receiving advertising revenue share by using its revolutionary technology.

Introduction

There are 70 million washrooms globally: 20 percent are equipped with environmentally unfriendly, unhygienic hand-dryers that don’t properly dry hands, and around 80 percent offer expensive paper towels that create three million tons of waste, costing corporate landlords £10.5bn per year.

In that context, SAVORTEX wants to replace costly, unsustainable paper towels with smart hand-dryers that offer so much more than effectively dried hands. Currently, outdated, energy-hungry hand-dryers produce 9.2 million tons of CO2 annually, costing businesses £1.75 billion a year. So, SAVORTEX designed a smart and sustainable hand-dryer range fit for 21st century commerce.

SAVORTEX has built the world’s first IoT-enabled messaging hand-dryers to disrupt and transform corporate washrooms into smart spaces. Built on Intel® technology, the SAVORTEX dryers use 1/3rd of the power compared to traditional hand dryers (such as Dyson), and incorporating the latest compact digital brushless motor technology and curved air delivery to maximize energy-efficiency.

The EcoCurve 550D Smart and adDryer use the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver energy and waste savings, alert cleaners to washroom needs based on actual footfall, and the revolutionary adDryer engages consumers with tailored, high-definition video messages, allowing enterprises to transform wasteful and costly commercial washrooms into connected, hygienic, and sustainable revenue-producing assets.

The adDryer technologies ability to eliminate paper and reduce costs, cut energy use, and for the first time ever share advertising revenue with host clients makes it a sound and potentially lucrative proposition for industry, firmly placing SAVORTEX at the forefront of a smart washrooms revolution, and taking a leading position in a sector primed for change.

Hand Dryer Industry Challenges

Ingrained issues.

High costs, inefficient maintenance, and energy consumption in washrooms make them difficult to manage, so SAVORTEX wanted to create a solution that solves multiple problems at once.

Excessive waste.

SAVORTEX wanted to find a green alternative to prevalent and expensive paper towels, as these significantly impact the environment in both manufacture and disposal.

Status quo.

Conventional brushed-motor hand-dryers are energy-hungry and have a short life-expectancy so are costly to run, but finding budget to deploy new solutions on the necessary scale can be difficult.

Solution

True sustainability.

SAVORTEX offers a powerful, energy-efficient hand-dryer that delivers a quick-dry in 11 seconds and runs on just 550 watts, which is significantly lower than competitor products in the marketplace.

Operational efficiency.

The SAVORTEX EcoCurve 550D solution offers a connected washroom management system that can reduce clients’ operational costs by facilitating effective and responsive washroom cleaning.

New revenue.

Thanks to hardware from Intel, the adDryer engages users with one-to-one, high definition video messages so enterprises can use real data to push content and drive additional revenue streams

EcoCurve Hand Dryer
SAVORTEX measures its success based on the quality, innovation, value and service we provide. The company, which continues to grow, brings innovative technology to market and has been selected as one of the UK’s top 16 high growth CleanTech companies backed by the UKTi.

The unique nature of SAVORTEX’s design, programming and engineering capabilities and patented technology, not only makes our products virtually impossible to replicate, but also creates opportunities for the intellectual property to be widely leveraged through a range of innovative products.

SAVORTEX is set apart within the marketplace. The company has secured worldwide Intellectual Property Rights for its hand drying and data communications technology. Our products are transforming the hand drying marketplace firmly placing us as leaders of a smart energy saving and digital revolution.

Our Clients

The company serves sustainability focused organisations like the CBRE, LABS, Rolls Royce, Shell and L’Oreal to name a few who are all experiencing huge savings in cost, energy, operational efficiency and advertising revenue share by using its revolutionary eco-friendly and Smart technology

We measure our success based on the quality, innovation, value and service we provide.

Awards and Accreditations

The company has the following Accreditations & Awards:

  • Selected as one of the UK’s top 16 high growth Cleantech companies backed by the UKTi.
  • The first hand dryer manufacturer to achieve a Guinness World Records title for the world’s most energy efficient hand dryer.
  • Winners of Energy Product/Service Award at the Environment & Energy Award
  • Winners of energy efficient product of the year at the Energy Awards
  • Launched the world’s first smart hand dryer (reports usage & energy data)

The unique nature of SAVORTEX’s design and engineering capabilities and patented technology, not only makes our products virtually impossible to replicate, but also creates opportunities for the intellectual property to be widely leveraged through a range of innovative products.

SAVORTEX is set apart within the marketplace. The company has secured worldwide Intellectual Property Rights for its EcoCurve™ hand drying and wireless data communications technology. Our products are transforming the hand drying marketplace, firmly placing us as leaders of a smart energy saving revolution.

Our Promises

We will continue to design and build sustainably, with the environment in mind, using local suppliers wherever possible.

We will continually invest in research and development and in our design to achieve lower energy consumption, improve performance and help you meet your energy reduction targets.

We actively support charities such as Children Plus and Water Aid. If you would like to take part please register on our website.

ARRANGE A MEETING

Talk to us. We offer not only flexible payment terms to buy hand dryers but also a comprehensive suite of technical and operational services to select, deliver, install and maintain our products direct and through key partnerships.